Lavender Oil

Here is a little bit of information about Lavender Oil, but please do contact us if you would like more. This information has been collected from various sources as well as from our own experience.

Many people enjoy Lavender Oil for its fragrance. It is often used in soaps, shampoos, and sachets for scenting clothes and linen or it is worn as a perfume.

Does lavender evoke nostalgia for you? It brings back many memories for a lot of people, it is such a well loved herb, medicine and fragrance. We find that many people love to receive Lavender Oil as a gift.

Lavender and its beautiful oil have been used for centuries in healing, purifying rituals and for so many purposes.

Lavender is one of two essential oils that are considered safe when applied directly to the skin (tea tree is the other). It can also be added to a carrier oil such as almond oil to apply easily.

WARNING: DO NOT USE LAVENDER OIL INTERNALLY. Also, avoid contact with the eyes or mucous membranes such as the lips and nostril.

Research and clinical studies have shown that lavender essential oil can be used:

  • for sunburn, mild burns, bruises, minor cuts and scrapes but do not use on deep open wounds
  • by adding a few drops in a nice relaxing bath or a hot footbath to help overcome fatigue
  • as an insect repellent (we have been using it on ourselves and the kangaroos as a mosquito repellent – either neat or in a carrier oil)
  • for difficulty in sleeping, anxiety, stress, depression, mood disturbances, exhaustion.
  • to produce calming, soothing, and sedative effects
  • for headaches (massage on to the temples – keep away from eyes)
  • for a blocked nose during a cold or while sleeping, it can help with snoring
  • for skin ailments- such as fungal infections, eczema, dermatitis and acne
  • to help get rid of scars
  • in a bath for circulatory disorders and soothing the muscles and joints
  • in a spray bottle with water as a refreshing spray for your bottom after going to the toilet
  • moth repellent in a wardrobe or linen cupboard
  • to  freshen the clothes in the dryer
  • drop some on the vent of the vacuum cleaner while using to send the fragrance around the house
  • put some drops of the oil in a spray bottle of water and spray in each room or in the car to freshen the air
  • as an antibacterial and antiviral agent – use while washing the floors or the toilet

Another word of warning:- Although side effects are rare, some individuals may develop an allergic reaction to lavender, just as some people react to other different products. It has also been said that pregnant and breast-feeding women should avoid using lavender.