Lavender is one of my favorite essential oils. It is a lovely fragrance and it has a wide variety of healing benefits. It is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, decongestant, sedative, nurturing for the skin and more. Its uses include;
- reducing anxiety and fear
- Relieving headache
- Healing bug bites, bee stings, and burns
- Promoting sleep
- Easing menstrual cramps
Most essential oils need to be blended with a carrier oil because used alone they are too harsh on the skin. Lavender can be used by itself. However, I like to use it with a number of oils as it blends nicely and adds a calming effect; something most of us can use.