Of all the essential oils Lavender is probably the most widely known and used. It is considered a really “safe” oil as it’s its one of the few essential oils that can be used directly onto the skin. You can even get to tap into lavender's benefits by just picking the flowers from your garden when in season
Some people can’t stand it, it reminds them of Granny’s Knicker Drawer. Granny knew her stuff because lavender does not only smell good but repel clothes moths.
The one thing people know about lavender is that it is a very calming oil. This is particularly true of the variety lavender augustifolia - which has possibly the strongest calming and soothing properties of all.
Lavender also has anti inflammatory properties are well known so adding a few drops to your face cream can help with Eczema or Psoriasis flare ups. it is good too for treating insect bites and stings for the same reason
Lavender contains potent natural chemical components that numerous tests have proven to act as anxiety relievers and sedatives. As you inhale microscopic lavender oil molecules interact with the brain and nervous system to reduce agitation, restlessness, and tension. It allows the body to relax and the sedative properties mean you drift off into sleep more easily.
HOW TO USE LAVENDER IN THE HOME
Massage a few drops onto your temples and it will relax and help with a tension headache
Use to relieve itching whether it’s caused by an inserc bite or a skin condition. Add a couple of drops of lavender oil to some bicarbonate of soda to make a paste and apply to skin.
Add a few drops along with distilled vinegar to your final laundry rinse to soften and scent your clothes