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Lavender Essential Oil - Benefits & Uses

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy. This oil promotes relaxation and is believed to be an anti-depressant, as well as, treat fungal infections, allergies, insomnia, and eczema.

Sleep Deeper

One of the most prominent uses of lavender oil is to help promote sleep and prevent insomnia. The properties of the oil, distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, helps relax the mind to fall asleep. In some studies, lavender aromatherapy was found to improve sleep onset, quality, and duration.

Treating Skin Issues

Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites. People use the oil on the bites and burns to help speed up the healing process. Some also say the lavender soothes the aches of the burn/bite.

Hair Growth

A trait that many don't know, lavender is recommended for hair loss. A few studies show that massaging the oil into your scalp has helped to promote faster hair growth. Additionally, lavender is possibly effective for treating alopecia areata, a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body.

Treating Eczema

Eczema can show up anywhere on your body, resulting in dry, itchy, and scaly patches on your body. Since lavender has antifungal properties and reduces inflammation, it can help keep eczema at bay. In conjunction with other essential oils like tea tree oil and coconut oil, this can be applied to patches on your skin to help relieve the symptoms.


The primary use of lavender essential oil is for relaxation. You will find lavender as a key ingredient in relaxation products like bath soap, aromatherapy, and even incense. The properties of the plant are known for 'clearing the mind' and helping someone relax.

Timshel Apothecary handcrafts small batches of simple, aromatherapeutic, and rejuvenating products to use in your home and on your body. All-natural ingredients like tea tree oil are crafted into eco-friendly items to provide you with the best care. Timshel Apothecary's top priority is the overall well-being of customers and the environment. They aim to create a harmonious relationship between the two through education and sustainable practices.

More Info

Botanical Name: Lavandula officinalis

Plant Part: Flowers

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

Origin: France

Color: Pale to yellow liquid

Consistency: Thin

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Scent: Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil has a floral, herbaceous, fresh scent with balsamic woody undertone.

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