The Benefits of Lavender Essential Oils

If you like lavender, you’re not alone. It’s the most used essential oil in the world. Even the Ancient Egyptians were fans – lavender was commonly used as perfume.

Lavender essential oil is extracted mostly from the flower, primarily through steam distillation. With antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics, lavender essential oil has various benefits for your skin.

We’ve all been tempted by the reviews of those natural lavender pillow spray that are supposed to soothe you into the blissful slumber of an ambien, minus the actual ambien. (It’s been proven – a study on college students found that using lavender oil improved the overall quality of sleep by 60%.) But lavender essential oil is good for so much more than simply putting you to sleep. It also:

    Reduces anxiety and emotional stress

    Heals burns and wounds

    Improves sleep

    Restores skin complexion and reduces acne

    Slows aging with powerful antioxidants

    Improves eczema and psoriasis

•   Alleviates headaches