There's a reason why every introduction to essential oils begins with Lavender! Lavender is a soothing scent with powerful benefits, which is why you see it everywhere in retail stores from soaps, candles and lotions to cleaning products.
The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.
Its gentle enough for the oil to be applied directly to the skin, which is perfect for use against scarring from burns*, cuts, or eczema. Lavender oil is also great for baby's sensitive skin and respiratory system.
Lavender also aids in relaxation and deep sleeping-- I personally dab my wrists, neck, shoulder and face with lavender oil every night before bed, as I traditionally have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. I have found as well that drinking lavender tea before bed also helps tremendously. I will dab some oil on my eye mask, and will spray my sheets (and dreamcatchers!) with a homemade dōTERRA Lavender linen spray to really fill the room with its calming scent!
*Always consult a doctor first!
dōTERRA essential oils can be included in your holistic practices, from aromatherapy techniques (candles, lotions, waxes, soaps, room misters, natural cleaning agents), to holistic health approaches (anti-flammatory applications, respiratory or digestive health).