Pure, therapeutic-grade lavender essential oil is a powerhouse oil with many benefits for the whole body. We love it because it is so versatile! It is the perfect oil to have in your medicine cabinet because it is naturally anti-fungal and anti-septic. Apply a drop to a bug bite or minor burn for immediate relief (lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be safely applied directly to the skin).
It has bug-repellent properties and has been shown to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. It has properties that increase blood circulation and it is also anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. All this makes lavender essential oil useful in products meant to ease joint pain and sprains. Adding some oil to the bath could help alleviate aches and pains as well as relax body and mind.
Our favorite use for lavender is in skin care, and our favorite variety is Hungarian Lavender (Lavandula augustifolium L). In our opinion, its fresh and sweet (but not too sweet) lavender scent is the best of all the varieties! We love lavender so much you will find it in many of our skin care products, including: Arnica Massage Butter, Nourishing Face Butter, Sweet Lavender Lotion, Take A Hike! Bug-Repellent Spray and our best selling Lavender Goat’s Milk Soap.