Lavender essential oil is a sweet, flowery and soothing fragrance with a woody undertone. This is a calming, soothing and relaxing essential oil which helps bring about balance for mind, body and spirit.
The striking purple flowers of lavender (Lavandula officianalis) are highly fragranced. It's been used by a variety of societies through the ages and has gained alternative folk names such as Elf Leaf, Nard and Spike. Alchemists believed lavender was ruled by the planet Mercury, North African women thought it had the power to provide protection against maltreatment from their spouses and it was a common ingredient in love spells.
Lavender is renowned for its calming energy, helping to rebalance tired and distorted emotions. It's particularly good for easing headaches, anxiety, depression and dispelling insomnia, but it's also said to be helpful for restoring the connection to the sacred realm.
It's very versatile, so whether you want a pleasant aroma, need aid for alleviating a health condition or are seeking something to increase your spiritual intentions during meditation, lavender could be the answer.