Aromatherapy lavender oil is an oil that is extracted for the lavender plant with the specific intention of being used for aromatherapeutic purposes. In aromatherapy, lavender oil is used to help calm the nerves, promote restful sleep, and treat anxiety. Whereas some aromatherapy oils can be quite expensive, this kind of oil is rather affordable. For most aromatherapeutic applications, only a few drops of the oil are needed, so a bottle of this size can last a person quite a while even if it is used on a regular basis.
There are myriad ways in which aromatherapy lavender oil can be used. One of the most popular uses of this kind of oil is in emollient products. Emollient products are products such as lotions, balms, and moisturizers that hydrate and soothe the skin. Rubbing an emollient into the skin is, in and of itself, a relaxing act. Not only is it a way to moisturize the skin, but it also functions as a quick massage.
Lavender, in small doses and in a diluted form, is safe to use on the skin. For this reason, it is often added to many kinds of bath products including emollients. The idea is that by taking a shower or a bath and using a product with aromatherapy lavender oil, the relaxation of the bathing experience will be enhanced. Products that are made with aromatherapy lavender oil such as bath oils and shower gels can be used while bathing and emollients can be applied to the skin shortly thereafter when the skin is still soft and warm from the water.
Aromatherapy lavender oil can also be used by being warmed in a ceramic or glass diffuser. This is a great way to fill a room with the scent of lavender and set a relaxing mood. Many people find that this is a relaxing way to wind down at the end of a long or stressful day, or any kind of day for that matter. Many people also find the ritual of lighting the small candle that fits under the diffuser to be relaxing. There are also candles that are made with aromatherapy lavender oil blended right into the wax so that they fill the room with the scent of the oil when they burn.