Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils. And for good reason. There are so. many. uses.
This total gem is referred to as the 'Swiss Army Knife of Oils' because it has traditionally been known to balance the body and work wherever there is a need. If you look it up in any reference guide, the list of 'common primary uses' is long. I tend to sum it up by saying 'All Things Calm, All Things Skin.' Meaning, if you have Anything that needs some calming down (ie. emotions, thoughts at night, anxiety, blood pressure, indigestion, nausea), reach for some Lavender. Also, if you have Anything skin related (sunburn, wrinkles, blemishes, mosquito bites, poison ivy), reach for some Lavender. Aromatically, lavender can promote consciousness, health, love, peace, and a general sense of well-being.
Lavender is also really yummy in a pitcher of lemonade. It's amazing in some Epsom salts in the bath. It's great to add to whatever moisturizer/face cream you're already using. It's perfect in the diffuser at night. And add some cedarwood and there won't be a need to count sheep.
In other words, when in doubt. Use Lavender.