Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy. Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps.
By far the most versatile of essential oils and widely known and used for stress and anxiety relief. Lavender also has antibacterial, anti inflammatory properties and can be used as an effective painkiller.
In addition it can help with respiratory problems, to rejuvenate skin and improve gut health.
In essential oil practices, lavender is a multipurpose oil. It is purported to have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and sedative effects.
The herb is highly regarded for skin and beauty and is commonly used in fragrances and shampoos to help purify the skin.