Lavender oil is the most popular and most widely used essential oil in the world. With a long lineage, ancient texts tell us that lavender oil has been used for medicinal and religious purposes for over 2,500 years. The Egyptians used it for perfume and for their mummification rituals. The Romans used it for bathing, cooking and for scenting the air. The name lavender derives from the Latin word, Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its particularly pleasant aroma.
Today, Lavender used for a variety of medical reasons such as relieving headaches, eliminating nervous tension or pain, disinfecting the skin and even treat respiratory or blood circulation problems. It’s aromatherapeutic benefits can aid in improving sleep and reducing anxiety or emotional stress.
Country of Origin: France
In addition to numerous health benefits, Lavender can do wonders for the skin. It
inhibits the bacteria that cause the initial infection or acne and helps to regulate some of the over-excretion of oil. It can reduce the signs of scarring after the acne has begun to heal, which is why it is widely recommended by dermatologists and aromatherapists. Lavender is also full of antioxidants which will fight against the damaging effects of free radicals and keep skin looking youthful.