Lavender Oil has a beautiful, versatile aroma.
It is anti-bacterial and is a must-have for your first-aid kit. Its calming and sedative properties make Lavender Essential Oil a wonderful oil to help relax, fight stress and to promote sleep. And when properly diluted, it's amongst the safest of essential oils.
Lavender Oil is often the first essential oil that is used to help recover from burns. René-Maurice Gattefossé is the French chemist that first coined the term aromatherapy (Aromathérapie). As AromaWeb's History of Aromatherapy describes, Gattefossé burned his arm. A large container of Lavender Essential Oil was the closest fluid near him. By reflex, he plunged his arm into the Lavender Oil. He discovered that his arm healed quickly and did not scar. He began to study and write about the medicinal properties of essential oils after he discovered how the Lavender Oil helped heal his burn.
Lavender Essential Oil is well known for its sedative properties and for its ability to help calm stress and anxiety and to help promote sleep. If used in excess, however, Lavender Oil can actually act as a stimulant.
Lavender Oil is a great oil to use for children's minor cuts and scrapes because it is anti-bacterial, calming and is considered safe enough to use with children. It is the essential oil of choice used in AromaWeb's Boo Boo Juice recipe.
Lavender Oil Uses: Acne, allergies, anxiety, asthma, athlete's foot, bruises, burns, chicken pox, colic, cuts, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insect repellant, itching, labor pains, migrane, oily skin, rheumatism, scabies, scars, sores, sprains, strains, stress, stretch marks, vertigo, whooping cough. [Julia Lawless,