Lavender oil is one of the most popular and versatile oils in the world of aromatherapy. It is extracted from the flowers of the plant Lavandula angustifolia and is known for its relaxing and calming properties.
Among its most notable benefits are its ability to relieve stress, anxiety and insomnia, improve sleep quality and reduce muscle tension. It is also useful for relieving headaches, migraines and respiratory problems such as nasal congestion.
For the skin, lavender essential oil can be beneficial in reducing inflammation, irritation and redness, and in promoting the healing of wounds and burns.
Lavender oil can be used in a variety of ways, including topical application diluted in a carrier oil, inhalation in a diffuser or addition to relaxing baths. It can also be used for household cleaning and to repel insects naturally.