Lavender Essential Oil: Everything You Need to Know

Lavender, also known by its scientific name Lavandula angustifolia, is a colourful flowering plant which is native to the Mediterranean, The Middle East, North Africa, Cape Verde and the Canary Islands. Lavender is part of the mint family which means its close relatives are many of the culinary herbs, like rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme and sage. It grows to about 3 feet high and has silvery green leaves. Lavender has a light purple flower, of which the colour lavender is named after. Lavender oil has been around for centuries and continues to be one of the best beginner oils as well as a household staple for many reasons.


Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil


  1. Reduces anxiety 
  2. Helps heal and treat wounds
  3. Aids Sleep 
  4. Boosts relaxation
  5. Helps improve headaches
  6. An aid to relieve menstrual cramps 
  7. Aids with hair loss
  8. Beautiful floral aroma


 1. Diffuse 

Add to your favorite diffuser like our best-selling Rejuvenate Diffuser to breathe in and experience the calming, relaxing, and de-stressing power of Lavender throughout your space.

2. Laundry

Add a few drops to your unscented laundry soap to scent your clothes with the beautiful aroma of lavender. Add to your linens especially to help you unwind further at bedtime. 

3. Massage 

Add some lavender to a carrier oil to ease your mind and your muscles. We’ve created the ultimate relaxing massage oil for you already- try our Calming Lavender Massage Oil!

4. Hair growth treatment  

Lavender is known to help stimulate the scalp by promoting cell turnover to improve hair growth. Make a DIY hair serum using Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Clove essential oils diluted in a carrier oil like Argan, Rosehip, or Jojoba (or a mix of all 3 for ultimate nourishment!). Apply and massage into your scalp to promote hair growth. 

5. Headache Remedy 

Diffuse it and/or blend in a carrier oil to help ease headaches. We encourage you to try Scentuals Headache Roll-On which contains Lavender and other essential oils known to reduce headaches and combines them in a portable tube to apply on the go.

6. Bath 

Add a few drops to your bath water to help reduce stress and anxiety for a calming bath time experience. Try Scentuals Calming Lavender Bath Soak to ease sore muscles and relax your mind. 



Another reason why Lavender Essential Oil is so popular and considered to be a staple for those new to essential oils is that it blends well with so many other essential oils. Oils such as bergamot, peppermint, sweet orange, tea tree, grapefruit, cedarwood, and eucalyptus are just a few. Here are some blends we’ve compiled for you to try; 

Wellness Blend

4-6 Drops of Lavender

3-4 Drops of Tangerine

2 Drops of Sweet Orange 

3-4 Drops of Eucalyptus

Yoga Time

3-5 drops Lavender

2-4 drops Bergamot

2-3 drops Clary Sage

1-3 drops Patchouli

1-2 drop Ylang Ylang

Lavender Fields Forever 

5-7 drops Lavender

2-4 drops Cedarwood

Disclaimer: you should always consult your physician prior to using Lavender when pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant. It is also recommended to discuss Lavender with your doctor before use if you are taking any drugs that reduce blood pressure and or induce sleepiness as Lavender may heighten their effects. When blending, always ensure you are diluting the oils to the recommended ratios either with water or a carrier oil to ensure no irritation to the skin occurs. All of Scentuals essential oils are for external use only and should never be ingested.

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