Essential Oil Guide - L

Lavandin (Lavandula hybrida super) essential oil is a cross of True Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia).  This hybrid has Lavender's familiar sweet floral scent but with a hint of camphor. Its uses and benefits are similar to Lavender, but due to its higher percentage of camphor Lavandin can be more stimulating and better for respiratory, circulatory and muscular conditions.


Lavender has a light, sweet floral scent. The variety from France (Lavandula. angustifolium) has a softer, more complex scent than the one from Bulgaria (Lavandula vera), but shares many of the same properties. Undeniably the most popular essential oil for all age groups, it is therapeutically superior for a wide variety of conditions and definitely the number one choice for first aid. Lavender can be used for minor wounds like bruises, burns, cuts and scrapes, bug bites and sunburn. Supportive to healthy reproductive, respiratory, lymphatic, circulatory, muscular and immune systems. Lavender is great for skin care as its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties help soothe irritated and sensitive skin. It’s widely known as the best essential oil for relaxation as it helps calm stress and anxiety, eases headaches and promotes restful sleep.


Lemon (Citrus limon) has a light, fresh citrus scent that’s uplifting, energizing and promotes optimism. Lemon is great to add to household cleaners, soaps, and air fresheners or diffusers. It helps support healthy immune, respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems. Lemon is one of the best essential oils for skin care because of its natural astringent properties - it can be used as a skin toner to balance oily skin and brighten dull skin. Commonly used to ease stress, combat fatigue and insomnia.


Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) has a penetrating fresh, grassy-citrus scent that’s uplifting, invigorating and encouraging. Lemongrass is a good essential oil to use when emotionally or physically lethargic or when needing help focusing. It can help increase circulation and is naturally astringent, making it a good skin and muscle toner that can also help improve elasticity and reduce muscular pain. Lemongrass helps boost the immune system and can help fight fevers and infections. Both the plant and the essential oil have been used for centuries to deter insects as well as to ease symptoms of indigestion.


Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) has a fresh, sweet citrus scent that is very mentally uplifting and refreshing. It has great restorative properties and has historically been used for cleansing, purifying and renewing both spirit and mind. Lime essential oil helps strengthen the immune system, reducing the frequency of infections, reducing fevers easing coughs and congestion. It is a good skin toner that can also improve the appearance of oily, dull and blemish-prone skin.


Linden Blossom (Tilia americana) has a sweet, spicy floral aroma that’s slightly citrusy. It’s typically considered a relaxant as it has a sedative effect on the nervous system and is calming and emotionally soothing. Linden Blossom has been used to relieve headaches and reduce stress and nervous tension. It is a mild astringent and emollient that can help soften and tone the skin, lessening the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes. Linden is supportive to healthy digestive and immune systems.