The name lavender comes from the Latin word Lavare meaning to wash. It was often used to scent water for washing clothes and linens as the scent repels mosquitoes and other pests. Lavender oil is made from the flowering tops of the plant.
Lavender oil can be taken orally, applied to the skin, or added to a diffuser or other methods of aromatherapy. Lavender oil can be used directly or diluted by mixing it with other oils such as coconut oil. If you are applying it to damaged skin, use a clean cotton pad (sterile) instead of your fingers. If using for dry skin or wrinkles, you can apply the oil with your fingers.