The above list is by no means exhaustive, but it gives you a sense of the broad scope of uses for this incredible herb (and here you thought it was just a nice garden flower.) Pure lavender essential oil is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as modern culture moves away from synthetics and back towards more natural scents as perfumes, and natural herbs and oils for home remedies. Because of its myriad of uses, lavender essential oil has risen to the top of the essential oil “must have” list.
Once you smell true lavender essential oil, you’ll understand the hype (Hint: that $3 “lavender” hand wash from the drugstore that smells like synthetic air freshener probably doesn’t have actual lavender essential oil in it.) The true scent of lavender essential oil is a complex blend of floral, sweet, and spicy, with a medicinal base note that can be strong or very light, depending on the species. If you’re curious about that difference, check out my blog “Lavandula Angustifolia vs. Intermedia”. So in addition to being useful for a myriad of things that ail you, lavender just plain smells good.