Let’s kick things off with easily one of the most popular essential oils in the business. We always have at least a few bottles of therapeutic-grade lavender essential oil lying around the house. It’s just so darn versatile!
In my opinion, however, lavender is best put to use in the diffuser. I like to place three to four drops of lavender essential oil in my diffuser an hour before bed. This creates a calming atmosphere conducive to better sleep. Don’t believe me? Lavender essential oil has received considerable scientific research. For example, a 2008 study found that lavender aromatherapy had strong relaxation effects. It even positively impacted coronary circulation as a result. Another study found that lavender oil had a beneficial effect on patients suffering from insomnia.