Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Lavender Oil Product Description
With a distinct aroma and countless applications, Lavender has been used for centuries. Anciently, the Romans and Egyptians would use Lavender as perfume and for bathing and cooking. Since that time, many have discovered the myriad benefits that Lavender holds—using Lavender oil topically for skin, internally to ease feelings of tension and promote restful sleep, and more. The versatile properties of Lavender oil make it a doTERRA favorite, and a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times.
Where to Buy Lavender Oil
If you are ready to buy your own Lavender essential oil, visit our Lavender oil page. When it comes to essential oils, there are a lot of ways to source, harvest, and produce a product. doTERRA believes in responsible sourcing, and efficiency during harvest and production, to provide the highest quality Lavender oil as possible.
Bottle of doTERRA Lavender oil, lavender sprigs and flowers. Lavender essential oil has benefits for sleep, skin, mood, and more, making it one of the most popular essential oils on the market.
Lavender Oil Uses and Benefits
Whether you are trying to soothe skin irritation or merely nourish delicate skin, there are many uses of Lavender oil for skin. The soothing properties of Lavender essential oil have made it a popular option for skincare products, at-home skincare DIYs, and simple topical application. Do you struggle with obnoxious razor bumps after shaving? Well, shaving might be essential, but irritating razor bumps are not. Provide relief to your skin with this Razor Relief Serum with Lavender oil and avoid the irritation that often comes post-shave. You can also cleanse and nourish your skin by making your own Lavender oil clay mask at home. Great for all skin types!
Bottle of lavender oil, green leaves, lavender flowers. What are the uses for lavender oil? Lavender oil can be used to reduce feelings of stress, promote a restful sleep, reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, and more.
Are your hands constantly plagued with dry skin and unhealthy looking cuticles? Making a homemade cuticle cream with Lavender oil is a great way to bring the moisture and healthy look back into your nails. You can also use this cream on your hands, lips, or anywhere you have dry spots. Check out our DIY for homemade cuticle cream with Lavender oil.
One aromatic benefit that Lavender oil is widely known for is its ability to promote a relaxing atmosphere that leads to a restful night’s sleep. The calming properties of the oil help create a serene environment that is optimal for resting well and staying asleep. Wondering how you can use Lavender essential oil aromatically to aid in relaxation for a better night’s sleep? Add a few drops of Lavender oil to your pillows or bedding so that you inhale the aroma as you are drifting off to sleep. You can also apply Lavender essential oil to the bottoms of your feet as a part of a relaxing bedtime ritual.
Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritated skin. Thankfully, Lavender oil holds many soothing properties that are perfect for calming occasional skin irritations. If you’ve spent a little too much time in the sun and find your skin irritated, reach for a bottle of Lavender oil. The next time you are dealing with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with Lavender oil.
Whether you have kids, pets, or just a lot going on in your home, unwanted odors can sneak into nearly any room. Thankfully, the fresh, powdery, floral aroma of Lavender essential oil can get rid of musky, pungent smells that might be haunting your home. Combine Lavender oil with water in a spray bottle to create an instant solution for the unwanted smells that might be plaguing your home or belongings. Spray a light mist from your Lavender oil spray bottle into your car, linen closet, on your mattress, or any other areas that could use some freshening up.
The ancient Romans and Egyptians often used Lavender essential oil aromatically for relaxation purposes, and you can too. All your worries will slip away as you sink into a relaxing Lavender oil bath. Add a few drops of Lavender oil to your bath water or bath soap to reap the benefits of this tranquil, light aroma. You can also apply Lavender essential oil to your temples and back of the neck to enjoy its relaxing aroma and help melt away feelings of stress or tension. Whether applied topically, or added to a luxurious bath, Lavender oil is the perfect solution for when you want to unwind at the end of a long day.
A short shrub that grows to be roughly 2 feet tall, Lavender is native to the Mediterranean. The distinct, fresh scent of Lavender comes from the plant’s flowers, which is where the essential oil is extracted from. After extraction, Lavender essential oil is produced through the process of steam distillation. During steam distillation, steam and pressure are used to cause chemical elements to be released from the plant—separating water and the essential oil.
Fun Fact: It takes 35 pounds of Lavender flowers to produce just one 15mL bottle of Lavender oil.
Chemistry of Lavender Essential Oil
Main Chemical Components: Linalool, linalyl acetate
Lavender falls under the chemical compound group known as esters, which are typically characterized for their calming properties. The main chemical components of Lavender oil are Linalool and linalyl acetate.
Lavender sprigs, bottle of doTERRA Lavender essential oil. Wondering how to use lavender oil for skin? Lavender oil can be added to your daily facewash or moisturizer, or applied directly to skin imperfections to promote a healthy-looking complexion.
Oils that blend well with Lavender oil
As a floral, calming oil, Lavender oil blends well with bright, citrus oils like Bergamot or Citrus Bliss®. The light aroma of Lavender oil also makes it a good companion to herbaceous essential oils like Marjoram or Basil oil.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.