Lavender is probably the most useful, versatile and popular essential oil. It is a powerful antiseptic and healer. Lavender calms, refreshes, invigorates and lifts the spirits. A very safe essential oil, and it can be used in many ways.
It is excellent for tiredness, tension and depression, and because it is so gentle, it may be applied undiluted to burns, bites, and used during pregnancy. Lavender enhances the musculoskeletal, digestive, circulatory and immune systems.
It is also a support against muscular aches and pains, and abdominal cramps associated with pre-menstrual syndrome. It also maintains healthy skin. Lavenders gentle yet powerful healing properties allow it to be used for burns and insect bites.
When diffused, Lavender’s clean scent soothes emotional extremes, and when massaged into the temples and neck, eases headaches, promotes feelings of calmness and relaxation. Colic, cramps, and nausea respond to a gentle abdominal massage of Lavender. A drop or two of Lavender on the pillow helps promote restful sleep.