Lavender Product Summary
Lavender is a popular essential oil long loved for its calming, soothing fragrance. When diffused, Lavender adds a clean and fresh scent to any room. It is also a relaxing addition to body care products and baths.
Why We Love It
Lavender essential oil’s smell is very similar to that of the fresh herb clean, fresh, relaxing, and floral which is why Lavender has always been such a favorite of gardeners and perfume makers. That relaxing smell makes Lavender a bubble bath’s best friend! Just add a few drops to hot bath water at the end of a long day to unwind and let it all go. It’s also great to diffuse while buried in a great book and drinking a cup of herbal tea.
- Want to get away? Create your own relaxing retreat by diffusing Lavender. Not only is its aroma soothing, but it also fills any space with a fresh, clean smell that eliminates odors.
- Unwind at the end of a long day by adding a cup of Epsom salt and few drops of Lavender to a hot bath.
- Add a few drops to your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products to give your hair and skin extra radiance and for a beautiful smell that lasts all day.
Lavender is incorporated extensively in cosmetic preparations owing to its safety and sedative action.
It is used in creams; it soothes the skin and can prevent the formation of permanent scar tissue.
Pharmaceutical and therapeutic
Lavender is a frequently used household herbal remedy. It is not often used internally, though it is a useful carminative and nervine. It is mainly used externally when rubbed into the temples, and it can cure a nervous headache. Its powerful antiseptic properties are able to kill many of the frequent bacteria such as typhoid, diphtheria, streptococcus and pneumococcus, as well as being a powerful antidote to some snake venoms. It is very useful in the treatment of burns, sunburn, scalds, bites, vaginal discharge, and anal fissure. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy. The leaves are also added to bath water for fragrance and their therapeutic properties.