Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

Its probably fair to say we can’t get enough of this one in our lives. With so many of us suffering from insomnia and anxiety, we should be bathing in it daily!

Simply inhaling Lavender at night improved the quality of sleep as shown in human trials, whilst tincture form has demonstrated potent sedative and hypnotic activities in vivo.

The essential oil contains potent chemical compounds - linalyl acetate and linalool, and their potential therapeutic effects of reducing anxiety and ability to improve mood has gained a lot of attention lately, and rightfully so!

If you haven’t already, do yourself a favour and try Incorporating it as part of a night-time wind down routine (like yesterday) and try a sleepy tea like LWC - I NEED A MOMENT to help relax you into the snooze zone.

Actions: Carminative, spasmolytic, antidepressant, anxiolytic

Indications: Anxiety, insomnia, excitability, nervous dyspepsia, mild depression, flatulent colic, IBS, tension headache.

Pregnancy / Breastfeeding safe: Yes

Enjoy in blends:




Bone, K: The Ultimate Herbal Compendium: Lavender (Lavendula officinalis) 2007, Pg. 46

Braun & Cohen: Herbs & Natural Supplements Vol 2, Pg 613-621, 2015