Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is a versatile oil that makes wonderful lavender soap. It smells great on it's own as well as combined with other essential oils.

Lavender Essential Oil Properties

  • Its botanical name is lavandula officinalis. 
Lavender Flowers
  • Is often used for relieving depression, insomnia, headaches, nervous tension, pain, PMS and to disinfect the scalp and skin. 

  • It's said to kill germs, help acne, eczema & dandruff. 
  • Very useful as an insect repellent and to soothe insect bites and minor burns. 
  • Great for healing cuts, wounds and sun damaged skin. 
  • If diluted, it is gentle enough for babies and has a soothing effect. 
  • Is clear to light yellow in color and is usually steam distilled from the flowers of the plant. 
  • Works very well in cold process soap making and is used often in lotions, gels, infusions and in aromatherapy. 
  • Often when adding lavender essential oil to a batch of handmade soap, the saponification process seems to slow down and even reverse slightly. The soap batter may become more watery for a little bit but don't worry, just keep stirring and the soap will trace once again.
  • Blends well with many other essential oils, including, all citrus & floral oils, rosemary, pine, sage, vanilla and spices...probably many others as well!
  • As with most essential oils, it is best avoided when pregnant.


This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.

Lavender Essential Oil Blends

  • 1.0 part Lemongrass
  • 1.0 part Eucalyptus
  • 1.0 part Lemon
  • 1.0 part Lavender
  • 0.5 part Altas Cedarwood
  • 1.0 part Lemongrass
  • 1.0 part Sweet Orange
  • 0.5 part Patchouli
  • 3.0 part Rose Geranium
  • 1.0 part Lavender
  • 3.0 part Lavender
  • 2.0 part Sweet Orange
  • 1.0 part Ylang Ylang
  • 1.0 part Geranium
  • 8.0 part Lavender
  • 1.0 part Nutmeg
  • 1.0 part Vanilla
  • 1.0 part Ylang Ylang
  • 6.0 part Lavender
  • 1.0 part Eucalyptus
  • 1.0 part Rosemary
  • 1.0 part Tea Tree
  • 1.0 part Lavender
  • 1.0 part Lemongrass

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