At our house, lavender is a constant friend, helping to keep our home and its occupants safe, clean, and comfortable. Rich with antimicrobial essential oil, lavender helps to naturally clean and refresh the home. Lavender has a relaxing, yet refreshing action, so it is wonderful to have around the house to welcome home weary souls after a long day.

Lavender essential oil is one of my favourite things in my family’s first aid kit. It is incredibly useful and easy to use, making it the perfect helper when dealing with minor injuries or illness. Read about using essential oils safely here.

Lavender’s analgesic and antimicrobial properties make it a good choice for skin issues, such as burns, cuts, rashes, and insect bites. A few drops mixed with a carrier oil and added to the bath can be soothing when a large portion of the skin is irritated due to rashes, sunburns, or multiple insect bites.

Inhaling lavender essential oil can help to ease headaches, stress, and exhaustion. A few drops of the essential oil can be added to massage oil or lotion to help relax tight, sore muscles.

Calming lavender is a classic herb for helping to ease stress, anxiety, and depression. Its lovely scent simultaneously relaxes and stimulates, making it very useful for exhaustion. As a “specific for central-nervous-system problems,” the benefits of lavender makes it a useful ally for emotional support (Keville, 1995).