Lavender is one of the most popular of essential oils.
It is found in aromatherapy, fragrances, soaps, fabric softeners etc.
The reason is that lavender has many beneficial properties including emotional balancing, antiseptic, antidepressant and general calming effects.
And because of its calming effects on our nervous system, it can help to relieve us of excess stress and anxiety. It can also be used to reduce depression, and help with headaches and insomnia.
With its antiseptic qualities it is very beneficial for a wide range of skin conditions.
Lavender can also help to reduce muscle aches, and is recommended for joint problems.
The good news is that correctly applied, it has few if any side-effects.
Change Your Mood With Aromatherapy, by D. W. Brown, 2010.
Teach Yourself Series (Hodder Education).
© David R. Durham