Lavender- Lavendula Angustifolia


Lavender essential oil is the most used essential oil in the world today, but the benefits of lavender were actually discovered over 2,500 years ago. Because of its powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and antidepressive properties, lavender oil benefits abound and it’s been used both cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries. (1)

The Egyptians used lavender for mummification and as a perfume. In fact, when King Tut’s tomb was opened in 1923, there was said to be a faint scent of lavender that could still be detected after 3,000 years.

Early and modern aromatherapy texts advocate for lavender’s use as an antibacterial essential oil. The leaves and stems of the plant were used to prepare decoctions against digestive system diseases and rheumatism, and lavender was valued for its cosmetic purposes. The Romans used lavender oil for bathing, cooking and purifying the air. And in the Bible, lavender oil was among the aromatics used for anointing and healing. (2)

Because lavender oil contains such versatile properties and is gentle enough to apply directly to the skin, I consider it a must-have oil, especially if you are just getting started with using essential oils for your health. Science has only recently started to evaluate the range of health benefits that lavender essential oil contains, but there’s already an abundance of evidence that points out the amazing capabilities of this oil. (3)

Today, lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. And for good reason. People are beginning to catch on to lavender oil benefits, for your body as well as your home. (Credit Dr. Axe –

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Lavender essential oil, distilled from the plant Lavandula Angustifolia, is one of the most commonly used essential oils. It’s most powerful properties serve as antioxidants, antimicrobials, sedatives, calming and anti-depressives.

Pain relief
Migraine relief
Air freshening
Hair care

Add to unscented bathsalts, shampoo or conditioner

Add to a carrier oil to make massage or bath and body oils

To reduce a headache add 15 drops to a diffuser or bowl of warm water

Compress: 10 drops per 100ml of water. Soak cloth and apply for bruises & infections.

Homemade Lavender Mint Lip Balm

Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 7-9 lip balms or chapsticks (approximately)

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon beeswax
2 tablespoons shea butter
7 drops peppermint essential oil
7 drops lavender essential oil
Lip balm containers or chapstick tubes

In a small pot over medium low heat melt beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter.
Remove from heat and add lavender and peppermint oils. Whisk well to distribute oil throughout the mixture.
Pour quickly into lip balm containers or chapstick tubes. Let cool on counter till hard. (Credit Dr. Axe –

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