Lavender is the most widely used essential oil, and it's almost not even close. In fact, many people that I know that use "sleep assistance" sprays on their pillows and "natural air fresheners" don't even realize that they've been using Lavender essential oil all along! Today, we're going to try and open the door into essential oils for those folks that absolutely love Lavender, but don't know where to go from there. Let's get to it!
There are more than a few reasons that Lavender essential oil is so popular, but the main reasons are cost, effectiveness, and aroma. Because Lavender is fairly easy to produce, and it can be grown in massive quantities, the essential oil is cheaper than most oils on the market. In fact, high-quality Lavender essential oil is generally less expensive than many of the products it's included in, so if you're looking to use essential oils, it's almost more cost effective to just purchase a bottle of oil than it is to get the super fancy lotion that includes a few drops of Lavender!
Additionally, with the background of research supporting the many different ways that Lavender can make a difference in your life, it's somewhat of a "catch-all" solution for people looking to get started with more natural products. While it may not solve all of your problems and is definitely not a "cure" for certain ailments, it really does help with things like dry skin, allergies, sunburn, and more! Lavender essential oil makes it easy for newcomers to try essential oils without throwing a bunch of their money at something they're not sure will work. On top of that, Lavender is definitely one of the most discussed essential oils in the world, so there's just a ton of information that newcomers can educate themselves with. Rather than jumping into something like Ylang Ylang, for which there is less information available, a person can do more research and feel more confident about purchasing a bottle of Lavender essential oil.
Finally, the aroma of Lavender essential oil is almost universally loved. So much so, in fact, that many of the air fresheners and candles that are the most popular on the market contain at least some Lavender in them. Beyond that, Lavender essential oil can make a huge difference in getting rid of unpleasant odors around the house, so once you've had an example of how effective it can be, it can quickly become a staple in your home.
If you love Lavender essential oil, you're bound to love many others. It has a really diverse aroma profile, so you'll find there are essential oils with similar aromas that are easy to find and easy to appreciate! Here's our list of oils to try if you already love Lavender essential oil!
Although Ylang Ylang has a much sweeter profile than Lavender, it's very vibrant and floral, much like its counterpart! Many of the characteristics of Ylang Ylang line up well with Lavender as well, so if you'd like to change things up, give Ylang Ylang a try!
Where lavender has an herbaceous undertone to match its floral overtones, Frankincense is far earthier in complexion. However, the sweet and floral scents that come from it being an oleoresin of the Boswellia tree make it relatively comparable, and equally loveable to Lavender essential oil!
One of the most delightfully floral essential oils on the planet, Geranium is extremely aromatic, much like Lavender. It's not as sweet, and it doesn't have the same level of herbaceousness, but it's definitely something worth trying out if you love the floral notes of Lavender essential oil!
There you have it! If you love Lavender and you want to try something else, but aren't sure where to start, this list is a great place to start!
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