Lavender is the most useful “all around” essential oil because it has so many useful attributes. While not being the single “oil of choice” for many physical problems, it is useful for almost all.
Lavender essential oil is an anti-inflammatory and mild pain reliever, making it useful for headaches, arthritis and rheumatism, sore muscles and general aches and pains. It is wonderful for treating burns and sunburns. A drop of lavender or lavandin super on the temples to banish a headache. Lavender oils are also antibacterial; diffused in the air or used in a room spray it will kill most common germs and bacteria. (Spike lavender is the most highly antibacterial lavender oil, very important for treating infections of the lungs and respiratory tract.)
Lavender is the most versatile of all the essential oils used in aromatherapy, and its wide range of therapeutic properties can be enjoyed in massage, vaporisers and bathing for a wide range of purposes.
The soothing and revitalizing properties of lavender essential oil make it the ideal choice to use in skin care and body care blends, as well for creating a refreshing and relaxing atmosphere in your home.