English Lavender essential oil is the concentrated liquid containing
volatile aroma compounds steam distilled from the lavender
plant. Lavender has been used for centuries to help heal
various ailments from minor cuts, bruises and burns to
chronic diseases like rheumatism, asthma and dermatitis.
The immediate attraction and use of lavender essential oil
is in the perfume industry for its fresh, sweet and slightly
fruity floral smell.
This essential oil, like most others, is usually used mixed
with a base or carrier oil like sweet almond, grapeseed,
jojoba, avocado and others, unless it is for your bath, when
you can simply add a few drops in your bath water. Use this
oil for a pleasant fragrance or aromatherapy with an oil
burner or vaporiser. In aromatherapy, it is often used to
combat depression, stress, and fatigue. Always consult an
authorised practitioner when using lavender essential oil
as a health remedy or for aromatherapy.