Lavender Lavender angustifolia   Essential Oil Information

Lavender officianalis

Lavender Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used

Lavender officianalis Lavender angustifolia


France, Spain


Extraction Method



Aroma Strength

Steam distillation

Pale yellow




Floral, sweet, herbaceous; sometimes fruity or camphorous


Acne, allergies, anxiety, asthma, athlete's foot, bruises, burns, chicken pox, colic, cuts, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, eczema, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insect repellant, insomnia, itching, labor pains, migrane, oily skin, psoriasis, rashes, rheumatism, scabies, scars, sinus headaches and drainage, sores, sprains, strains, stress, stretch marks, vertigo, whooping cough.

Blends Well With

Basil, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lime, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Spruce, White Camphor


Linalyl Acetate, Linalol, Terpinenol, Cineole, Beta-Caryophyllene, Farnascene


Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, fungicide, hypotensive, nervine, restorative, sedative, sudorific, vulnerary


Probably the safest essential oil, but should still not be applied neat as it can cause skin senitization; especially dilute for use with children, infants and when pregnant or nursing. Some sources say it is safe to ingest Lavender essential oil; however, others strongly advise NOT to ingest this particular essential oil.