Lavender is often called the "Swiss army knife" of essential oils because it has THOUSANDS of uses. Our ten favorites are shown above, but you may find that you have even more to add to our list!
Did you ever wonder why many lotions and other personal care items have a lavender scent? While almost all commercial skin and hair care products that smell like lavender now use artificial chemicals to mimic the smell given off by a pure lavender essential oil, originally unadulterated lavender oil was added to products for its ability to nourish our skin, scalp, and hair. (Of course, the pure oil also smells very pretty as well!) In addition to benefiting our skin, lavender is also very calming, relieving stress and promoting restorative sleep.
Lavender has always been our favorite essential oil - hence the name of our sister site LiveOnLavender.com - and we hope it becomes one of your staples as well.
Kathleen Ellerie is a Licensed Acupuncturist and the owner of Beachside Community Acupuncture. She loves providing affordable acupuncture to the residents of Addison, Dallas, and Farmers Branch, Texas, and educating the general public on how acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat everything from pain to infertility to stress and beyond. Click "Book Now" at the top of this page to book an appointment or feel free to contact her at (214) 417-2260.