Spread-topical use: Lavender Essential Oil is well known for its calming effect and combines with other sedative remedies for insomnia, irritability, headaches and migraines. Without doubt it can be used in case of agitation, nervousness, moderate insomnia, depressed mood. It can be used in diffusers, vaporizers or simply on the radiator with a handkerchief. The vaporization of lavender oil at night has improved the insomnia of some subjects with light insomnia. In the wardrobe it can be used to perfume clothes. In the massage it is used as a relaxing remedy, at a concentration not higher than 5%: it relieves stress and related problems such as insomnia, headaches, anxiety.
Given its antimicrobial and lenitive activities it can be used for skin problems, such as fungal infections, itching, small abrasions, pimples and acne comedones. In local applications on abrasions, pimples, etc. one can reach a concentration of 10%.
A humectant solution is obtained by mixing 3-4 drops of lavender in 33 ml of Jojoba oil. In some cases its use in the bath can be used to reduce itching in case of dermatitis or fungal infections. The dose is 6-8 drops pre-mixed in a liquid soap. Add 2-3 drops of Melaleuca alternifolia to increase the antimicrobial effect.
Inhalation: A few drops in the bath help reduce nasal and bronchial congestion caused by colds and flu, or help improve mood. For a simple olfactory effect use 3 drops, for a more powerful effect to reach a maximum of 15 premix drops. 20 drops of lavender oil in a 150ml jar filled with cooking salts is an excellent relaxing remedy for the bath. Try also our relaxing bath salts
Other uses: In the wardrobe it can be used to perfume clothes.
Scientific name: Lavandula angustifolia Mill.
Part used for distillation: inflorescences
Collection method: from conventional agriculture
Altitude of collection: 1200 above sea level
Provenance: Trentino (Although it is not a native plant, it grows very well on the limestone ground of Lessinia (Trentino side)).
Grower: Az. Agr. Covel Farm;
Advice: read also from our blog "How the essential oils act on the mind on the mood"