Lavender essential oil is the concentrated liquid containing
volatile aroma compounds steam distilled from the lavender
plant. Lavender has been used for centuries to help heal
various ailments from minor cuts, bruises and burns to
chronic diseases like rheumatism, asthma and dermatitis.
This essential oil, like most others, is usually used mixed with a base or carrier oil like sweet almond, grape seed, jojoba, avocado and others, unless it is for your bath, when you can simply add a few drops in your bath water. Use this oil for a pleasant fragrance or aromatherapy with an oil burner or vaporizer. In aromatherapy, it is often used to combat depression, stress, and fatigue. Always consult an authorized practitioner when using lavender essential oil as a health remedy or for aromatherapy.