Lavender – Lavendula angustifolia
Gentle and safe – Lavender has been used for centuries with no reported side effects or drug interactions.
- Calms and relaxes
- Promotes sleep
- Improves tension headaches
- helpful for fatigue and exhaustion
- A gentle tonic for the nervous system
- Repels insects
- Helpful for hyperactive, irritable children!
Used as an essential oil it can be diffused, applied topically or added to the bath tub for a relaxing experience. If you are new to the use of essential oils, Lavender is a good starting point because it is well tolerated and gentle. I like to use it alone or mix it with a citrus blend, orange or lemon.