Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
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 essential oil topically for skin, internally to ease feelings of tension and promote restful sleep,* and more. The versatile properties of Lavender essential oil make it a doTERRA favorite, and a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times.
If you are ready to buy your own Lavender essential oil, visit our Lavender essential 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 essential oil as possible.
Are your hands constantly plagued with dry skin and unhealthy looking cuticles? Making a homemade cuticle cream with Lavender essential 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 essential oil
One aromatic benefit that Lavender essential 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 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.
If you’re a fan of the aroma of Lavender, imagine how wonderful it’d be to take that lovely scent with you everywhere! Well, with doTERRA Lavender Touch, you can. The perfect size for your purse, travel bag, car, or even pocket, this prediluted roller bottle makes it easy to enjoy one of the most popular doTERRA essential oils, anywhere and everywhere.
Because doTERRA Lavender Touch comes prediluted in Fractionated Coconut oil, you can harness the power of Lavender no matter where you are. Some have expressed worry that diluting an essential oil with a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil will lessen its efficacy or dampen its power. However, the truth is the opposite! With the help of Fractionated Coconut Oil, Lavender will better absorb into the skin, extending its topical benefits as it rests on the skin for a longer amount of time.
Whether you want to keep the skin looking healthy or just love the aroma of Lavender, having doTERRA Lavender Touch on hand is always a good idea.
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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.
It takes 3 pounds of Lavender flowers to produce just one 15mL bottle of Lavender oil.
As a floral, calming oil, Lavender essential 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.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.