Our #1 Fan Favorite: Lavender Essential Oil!
At Aromatics, we carry hundreds of aromatherapy products—essential oils, hydrosols, carrier oils, butters, salts, clays, containers, books, and more. So when our loyal customers overwhelmingly name ONE product as their favorite, you can be sure it’s something special!
In a recent survey, customers told us about their top Aromatics products, sharing why they love them and how they use them. Many products were mentioned, but one came out on top by a huge margin:
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
Aromatics’ certified organic lavender oil
Lavender oil is steam distilled from certified organic plants in the Bulgarian countryside.
We insist on working with small-scale farmers and distillers who share our values for sustainability. These farmers have become our friends! They never use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, staying true to their commitment to organic methods. They harvest the lavender at the optimal time of year for the most beautiful, relaxing scent and the strongest therapeutic properties.
Because lavender is one of the most popular essential oils, it’s often “adulterated”—diluted with synthetic substances that are not therapeutic grade (and can even cause an allergic reaction or other negative symptoms). Many essential oil companies sell impure versions of lavender essential oil and other oils (whether they’re aware of it or not).
That’s why we test every batch of lavender oil we receive with GC/MS laboratory technology, then ensure those tests are reviewed by a third-party chemist. A GC/MS test identifies all of the components present in an essential oil. If any synthetic or inorganic substances are present, they stick out like a sore thumb! We never accept impure lavender essential oil into our stock. With Aromatics, you’re guaranteed the real thing every time - a high quality product you can use by itself, or with other essential oils in some of our great recipes.
“Lavender is such a versatile and remarkable essential oil. I use it for skin care on a daily basis. I use it in a body powder that I make. It is especially good for burns to take the heat out. It is calming and helps me get ready to sleep. I love this oil! And, I am assured that its quality is top of the line coming from Aromatics International.”
Lavender oil’s benefits and uses
It’s no surprise that lavender essential oil was the #1 pick! It’s such a versatile essential oil, with a multitude of uses for body care, peaceful sleep, health, emotional balance, and more. It’s strong enough to soothe something like a bite or sting with only a few drops, but gentle enough to use for children. It can even simply be used to create a relaxing atmosphere by adding three to four drops in an aromatherapy diffuser. The wide range of uses for lavender essential oil makes it a must have oil for any natural care cabinet.
Lavender oil benefits:
Here are some of the complementary and integrative health benefits researchers found from using lavender essential oil:
- Fight stress
- Comfort sore muscles & joints
- Promote healthy skin by reducing irritation
- Care for damaged skin
- Sooth skin after too much sun
- Reduce redness and acne
- Aid natural wound healing
- Fight insomnia by improving sleep quality
- Support immune health
- Purify your home
And of course, it has plenty more uses. If you’re not sure which essential oil to reach for, it’s a safe bet that lavender can help!
“Everywhere I go people smell it on me, they always ask me what kind it is! I have even given out samples of lavender to the ladies at the grocery store!!”
Lavender essential oil recipes
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile oils in aromatherapy. With its many therapeutic properties, lavender essential oil is a great addition to all sorts of aromatherapy recipes. Whether you’re looking to create an invigorating blend or an aroma that helps you sleep soundly, these lavender-based recipes are sure to please!
- Acne Relief Gel
- After Sun Butter
- Air Cleansing Diffuser Blend
- Calm The Nerves Lotion
- Calming Inhaler
- Sleep Tight Diffuser Blend
“Compared to other lavender oils I’ve used, I enjoy Aromatics lavender scent the most. In addition, I’ve seen outside parties doing testings of various brands of lavender oils and Aromatics’ report to be without any additives. Lavender is the most used oil in my household and I feel very safe using Aromatics’ oil.”
Lavender essential oils safety considerations
As with any essential oil, it's important to take some safety considerations into account when using lavender oil. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to do a patch test before applying the oil directly to your skin. And always dilute the oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil before using it topically. When diffusing lavender oil, start with just a few drops and increase the amount as needed. Too much lavender oil can cause headaches or make you feel nauseous. As long as you use caution and common sense, you can enjoy all the benefits of this amazing oil! Our lavender essential oil also has a shelf life of 6 years, so you shouldn't need to worry about expiration if you are using it as often as we think you will.
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