The Greeks, Romans and Persians added it to their bathwater to wash and help purify their skin.
Promoting hair health — According to a study published in Archives of Dermatology, lavender may help treat alopecia areata (hair loss), and that it was able to show improvement in 43 percent of the total test participants.
Eliminating microbes — Research shows that lavender possesses antibacterial properties that are effective against 65 different strains, such as E. coli and S. aureus. In addition, it may also help fight fungi.
Improving blood circulation — Lavender may help boost blood circulation throughout your body.
Relieving respiratory disorders — If diffused via an inhaler or a vaporizer, lavender essential oil can help treat inflammatory respiratory conditions like asthma.
Providing pain relief — Applying lavender essential oil to your muscles may help relieve soreness, joint pain and rheumatism.
Boosting skin healing — A 2016 study notes that topical application of lavender oil can help promote acceleration of collagen synthesis and differentiation of fibroblasts, thereby promoting wound healing.