The origin of Lavender stems from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India, and has been used for more than 2,500 years.
Lavender oil is clear in colour, and has a light, fresh aroma.
Lavender oil has a calming scent that claims to help with nerves, treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression and emotional stress.
It is also recommended for insomnia as the oil is said to induce sleep.
Lavender oil is also said to help various types of pain such as sore and tense muscles, sprains, backache and joint pain.
Lavender oil is used in a variety of products including face wash lotions and creams, liquid and hard soaps, make-up remover lotions and massage oils.