Essential oils are concentrated aromatic compounds extracted from plants. They retain the plants unique and natural smell and flavour (essence) and are extracted through cold pressing and other mechanical processes or through distillation. Those extracted through chemical processes are not considered as true or natural essential oils.
Essential oils are used in aromatherapy for a lot of health benefits like stress relief, treating headaches, insomnia, inflammation, digestive disorders etc. They are increasingly being studied for their antibiotic and antimicrobial properties. They are used as insect repellents, laundry and room fresheners, and in cosmetics.
Lavender oil is not only the most widely used essential oil today, its use has been recorded as long back as 1000 of years ago! It’s a versatile beauty and has a long list of uses and benefits.
Lavender oil is generally considered safe for use. However, if you are pregnant, have a history of allergies or are already taking any medications it would be good to check with your doctor before using it for any adverse reactions or medicine interactions. You could start by using a small drop and gradually increase the quantity to check for any reactions.
The important thing to note is that you should use oils which are pure and of good quality without additives and has been extracted through cold pressing or distillation. Our doTERRA lavender essential oil is extracted through steam distillation and does not contain any additive or chemicals. Check out our wide range of essential oils to choose from!