Lavender, probably one of the most common skin oils is well known for good reason. French Chemist Gattefosse first observed the healing effects Lavender when he burned his hand during an experiment. He treated his the wound with lavender essential oil and was astonished at the results.
Lavender is now commonly associated with its ability to promote rapid healing to the skin. The vast and variable properties of Lavender include antibacterial, antimicrobial and anesthetic, as well as its ability to reduce inflammation making it beneficial to irritated or problem skin types. Lavender distilled at higher altitudes is considered the best quality, this is because it’s distilled at a lower temperatures preserving the vital components of the plant.