No household should be without lavender essential oil. Consider this your all-rounder natural first-aid kit. This is because Lavender is the only oil has the most health benefitting properties of being anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral and fungicidal. It tackles just about any ailment and its one of only two oils that can be used directly on the skin (the other one being Tea Tree).
Lavender can calm down eczema, psoriasis, fade scars and promote healthy cell growth.
On the muscular system is a wonderful oil to blend into a massage aid for the relief of aches, pains and sprains as well as rheumatism.
Lavender has also been traditionally used to lower high blood pressure, anxiety and all stress related conditions. It is also known to be very useful for easing breathing in conditions such as bronchitis and help kill viruses that cause colds and flu.
When to use neat on the skin: Insect bites, spots, mild burns, skin abrasions and rushes. A drop may be massaged on the temples to tackle headaches or the glands behind the ears for sore throats. For those with sensitive skin, please do a patch test first.