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doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil Review

doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil Review by Domina

I have been using Doterra products for 10 years, and I love most of the products they make. They are the only essential oils that I will actually consume orally, because I trust they are pure.

And, while I love their products, I don’t love their tiered pyramid system. I wish you could just keep and account and buy the products when you need them instead of keeping your account active by purchasing at least one product each month. But, I still do use them, and have so many of them, I rarely run out of product. I also supplement these oils with other brands as well.

Product Details

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and amazing skincare benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps.

Lavender is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities  to soothe stress, and tension. Lavender is also amazing for a skincare product as it reduces the appearance of skin imperfections, healing skin acne, it unclogs pores and reduces inflammation when you put it on your skin. To use lavender oil for acne, dilute it in coconut oil or another carrier oil and apply it to your skin after washing your face. For eczema, dry skin and psoriasis, Lavender is soothing and healing with its antifungal properties that reduces inflammation, and irritation.

For discoloration, including dark spots Lavender oil helps lessen age spots, blotchiness and redness and soothes hyperpigmentation on your skin.

Lavender oil is rich in antioxidants, which help protect your skin from the free radicals. To use lavender oil for wrinkles, use a few drops of the essential oil along with coconut oil.

Also treats inflammation, sunburn, as an anti-inflammatory agent, mixed with coconut oil, jojoba oil and aloe.

Heals cuts, wounds and scrapes and synthesizes collagen production. One study says: “that topical application of lavender oil promoted collagen synthesis and differentiation of fibroblasts, accompanied by up-regulation of TGF-β. These data suggest that lavender oil has the potential to promote wound healing in the early phase by acceleration of formation of granulation tissue, tissue remodeling by collagen replacement and wound contraction through up-regulation of TGF-β. The beneficial effect of lavender oil on wound healing may raise the possibility of new approaches as complementary treatment besides conventional therapy.”

Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck.

Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime. Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.

Plant Description

A short shrub that grows to be roughly 2 feet tall, Lavender is native to the Mediterranean. The distinct, fresh scent of Lavender comes from the plant’s flowers, which is where the essential oil is extracted from. After extraction, Lavender essential oil is produced through the process of steam distillation. During steam distillation, steam and pressure are used to cause chemical elements to be released from the plant—separating water and the essential oil.

Primary Benefits

  • Soothes occasional skin irritations
  • Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feelings and promotes peaceful sleep*
  • Helps ease feelings of tension when used internally

Aromatic Description

Powdery, floral, light

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Plant Part

Flower

Chemistry

Main Chemical Components: Linalool, linalyl acetate.

Lavender falls under the chemical compound group known as esters, which are typically characterized for their calming properties. The main chemical components of Lavender oil are Linalool and linalyl acetate. Essential oils that are high in Linalool, including Lavender oil, are known for their ability to reduce sad and anxious feelings.* When taken internally, Lavender oil can help reduce anxious feelings and promote restful sleep.* As an essential oil with chemical components known for its calming properties, Lavender oil can also be used to help ease feelings of tension.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

Domina’s Review:

Doterra’s Lavender Oil smells exactly like real lavender or as close as you can get in an essential oil.

I use it to relax and calm my nerves before an important meeting, or when I’m feeling stressed by dabbing it behind my ears (diluted) or rubbing it in my hands and inhaling the scent.

I also love rubbing it in my hair so the scent wafts around my head all day.

This oil is a MUST HAVE for the bath. I don’t have a bath without Doterra’s Lavender Oil and sea salts, so soothe me as part of my Goddess Beauty Bath Rituals.

I also use it for DYI skin care hacks for blemishes, irritations, scrapes, skin refresher sprays, healing skin conditions, and so much more.

DYI Lavender Bath Salts Recipe

A warm, luxurious bath is sometimes just what you need at the end of a long or stressful day. You can take your relaxation to the next level by combining essential oils and bath salts. As the salt and oils interact with the warm water, you will get to enjoy the lovely aroma of essential oils as they soothe the body and enliven the senses—making your soak in the tub even more rejuvenating.
 

Ingredients

1 cup Epsom salt
10 drops Lavender oil
 
Instructions
  1. Add Lavender oil to Epsom salt and stir together.
  2. Draw a warm bath and add ¼–½ cup of Epsom salt to the tub.

About Doterra

dōTERRA‘s quality standard for essential oils, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®, actually exceeds essential oil industry standards. Because organic certification varies from country to country, province to province, and in the US, from state to state, it is not currently possible to acquire all oils under certified organic status. Doterra’s oils are ethically sourced.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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