Lavender is one of the most widely used essential oils, and for good reason. The sweet scent is universally pleasing, and it also has tons of therapeutic uses. I was excited when I got a chance to try out Avo Essentials Pure Lavender Oil. Did you know lavender has been used for over 2,500 years? In ancient times, it was used for skin purification, as a disinfectant, a deodorant, a perfume, and even as a protective amulet against the black death. Its history led to many modern uses: promoting relaxation, relieving anxiety, and helping with insomnia (among many others!).
When I got this bottle, I used 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil and 10 drops of lavender oil to make a massage oil (see it in the orange bowl below?). I was the one giving the massage, and it almost put me to sleep! It was very relaxing, and I liked the smell of it mixed with the coconut. If you want more of the pure lavender smell to come through, I suggest using a more neutral oil like safflower oil.
What I liked about this product in particular:
- The size of this bottle is extra big, which means you get more from your money. I’ve never heard of essential oils going bad, so you will be able to use this bottle up eventually depending on how often you use it.
- It comes with a glass dropper for precise measurements and a regular lid for storage.
- The oil is very high quality and pure. Its vegan, non-synthetic, and very potent (so never apply it directly- always dilute it!).
- The lavender used to make this oil is grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides, so you can feel confident using it if you use mostly organic products like I do.
Next, I’m going to put a dropperful of this oil in my bath before bedtime and relax with a cup of tea!
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