It's among the gentlest of essential oils, but also one of the most powerful, making it a favourite of households for its health properties. Lavender Essential Oil is well known for its sedative properties and for its ability to help calm stress and anxiety and to help promote sleep. If used in excess, however, Lavender Oil can actually act as a stimulant. It is a calming, relaxing oil, which combats stress and crisis, while the antiseptic properties help with cold, flu and other ailments. It is excellent for asthma and migraines. Apart from that it supports female health and on the skin, it has a healing effect, while preventing scarring and balancing the skin.