lavender aromatherapy

Lavender Aromatherapy

Use the scent of lavender essential oil to promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep.


Achieve relaxation and reduce stress through the power of scent.


Finding a natural and non-invasive way to combat stress, nervousness, and sleeplessness. Common issues include:

  • Difficulty unwinding after a long day
  • Struggling with restless sleep
  • High levels of stress
  • Seeking a simple relaxation technique


Lavender aromatherapy provides a natural and soothing way to alleviate stress.

In a nutshell:

  1. Purchase high-quality lavender essential oil from a reputable source.
  2. Choose a diffusion method, such as an oil burner, a diffuser, or a few drops on a tissue.
  3. Place the diffuser or oil burner in a well-ventilated room and add a few drops of lavender oil.
  4. Spend time in the room, focusing on the calming scent and allowing it to relax your mind and body.

My Take

After learning about the scientific background and how lavender can reduce stress, I was impressed 😳 Lavender aromatherapy is really a distinctive approach for calming nerves after a long day. It’s perfect for those who have tried other techniques but failed.

It’s pretty remarkable: Breathing in the soothing scent of lavender triggers a response in your brain that helps release feel-good hormones like serotonin and decrease stress hormones like cortisol. 🥳

To me, it’s rather a gentle or complementary way to relax, and this method is definitely worth a try. It’s on my list, to combine it with breathing and meditation techniques.


  • Natural and non-invasive
  • Easy to incorporate into daily routines
  • Can be used in various settings, e.g., home, (home) office, or while traveling


  • Not suitable for people allergic to lavender
  • The scent might not be enjoyable for everyone
  • May not provide immediate relief for severe stress – it’s a soft technique!


Based on my research about lavender aromatherapy, here’s what I discovered:

  • Starting with a smaller amount of oil and gradually increasing it if needed can help control the scent intensity.
  • There are various ways to use lavender oil, such as adding it to a warm bath or applying it to a pillow, which can be explored to find the most suitable method.
  • If the scent turns out to be too strong, diluting it with water is a common thing.
  • To prevent developing a sensitivity to lavender, it’s apparently recommended not to use it every day.