With a distinct aroma and countless applications, Lavender has been used for centuries. Anciently, the Greeks would use Lavender as a perfume, in bathing and for cooking. Since that time, many have discovered the myriad of benefits that Lavender holds.
Its versatile properties make it an Edens Garden favorite, and a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times. Try adding it to your beauty routine or diffusing it to relax. Lavender is steam distilled and blends well with other floral essential oils.
Not sure which Lavender is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here!
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Flowering tops
Blends Well With: Florals such as Rose and citruses such as Bergamot
Aroma: Floral, sugary, herbal, slightly-green, true to Lavender
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4 years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Lavender oil is a great option for alleviating feelings of anxiety and nervous tension. In 2017, researchers studied the effects of aromatherapy on women undergoing breast biopsy. They found that women who received aromatherapy with Lavender essential oil had a statistically significant reduction in anxiousness. A similar study found that Lavender aromatherapy helped reduce anxiety in surgery patients prior to their operations. To use Lavender oil for anxiety, add 10-15 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and inhale while taking deep breaths as needed.
- Lavender essential oil does offer sedative effects which can induce sleepiness – especially when preparing for bedtime. Along with diffusing Lavender oil 30 minutes before bed, we also like to use DIY Lavender bath bombs. To make a bath bomb, combine 20 drops of Lavender and 40 ml of Carrier Oil. Then stir in 1 cup Baking Soda and 1/2 cup Citric Acid before transferring your mixture to a silicone bath bomb mold. Let dry overnight before using in your bath. Alternatively, use Chamomile Lavender room spray as a pillow or linen spray at bedtime.
- Lavender oil benefits the body in a number of ways. When inhaled, it has the ability to promote sleep, alleviate headaches, reduce stress and calm both mind and body. Applying Lavender essential oil topically can reduce inflammation, boost the appearance of skin as well as soothe bug bites, minor burns and scrapes. Essential oils work by entering the bloodstream and affecting different physiological processes throughout the body. For example, when essential oils are inhaled, their aromas are processed in the olfactory bulb which is connected to the limbic system which influences memory and emotions.
- Lavender essential oil is non-toxic to humans. However, this does not mean that Lavender isn’t capable of being harmful when used improperly. For example, due to its concentrated nature, a little Lavender oil goes a long way. For this reason, we recommend diluting Lavender oil prior to topical use. If using Lavender oil in an essential oil diffuser, we suggest only using about 10 drops per every 100 ml of water. Furthermore, when diffusing ensure that there is adequate ventilation.
- Lavender essential oil can be applied topically for a variety of purposes. For headaches, sleep and stress, apply Lavender oil where you can best inhale it such as the temples, neck and behind the ears. Furthermore, Lavender oil can be applied to areas of inflammation, bug bites and minor burns and scrapes. Lastly, Lavender oil can be used on the face to nourish and protect skin when diluted to 1%. Always dilute Lavender oil prior to topical use or try Lavender essential oil roll-on which is prediluted and ready to be used for topical use.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
CALMING: Create a bouquet synergy blend of 40 drops Lavender Greek, 40 drops Magnolia and 45 drops Neroli. Add to a 5ml stock bottle and diffuse in the ceramic bloom diffuser.
COLOGNE: Mix 15 drops Lavender Greek, 15 drops Patchouli, 5 drops Laurel Leaf, 3 drops Vetiver and 2 drops Ginger. Combine with 2.5 oz of 190 proof grain alcohol, then add 1 oz distilled water in a 4 oz amber glass spray bottle. Shake and spray onto pulse points.
SHAMPOO: To 1 oz of unscented shampoo and 1 tsp Camellia Seed carrier oil, stir in 3 drops Lavender Greek, 2 drops Bergamot and 1 drops Neroli. Use immediately.
SOOTHING TOUCH: Blend 10 drops Lavender Greek and 10 drops Roman Chamomile in 2 oz of Meadowfoam carrier oil. Apply to desired areas.
FACE MASK: Puree 1⁄2 of a large, ripe avocado. Add 1 tsp of honey. Combine 1 Tbsp Avocado carrier oil, 5 drops Lavender Greek and 5 drops Helichrysum Italicum then add to mixture. Mix well to ensure proper dilution. Brush onto face avoiding the eyes and mucous membrane(s). Let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Discard any remaining product
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