Lavender oil is used frequently in alternative medicine applications and as aromatherapy. The 100% pure essential oil can be used as antiseptic for sunburns, minor burns, scratches, and insect bites as well as for pain relief of minor aches and pains, including headaches. Massage therapists often use the aromatic oil for aromatherapy as the scent has a calming effect which can reduce anxiety. You can also rub it on your skin for mosquito repellent.
In lab studies, 100% pure essential lavender oil has been shown to reduce mammary tumors in rats.