This 100% pure lavender essential oil by DoTerra is the only one on this list that can be taken orally, used topically, or diffused where the rest should be used topically or diffused only. It’s an excellent pick for winter since an abundance of research shows that lavender may help treat anxiety and depression, ease aches and pains, and promote a more peaceful night’s sleep. In fact, one study from 2013 study found that lavender helped mice fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Plus, lavender essential oil smells earthy and floral at the same time, making it a pleasant and grounding scent for you and your home.
Additionally, all DoTerra products are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG), meaning each batch of the company’s essential oils are tested for purity, potency, and consistency. DoTerra is also very transparent about their sourcing practices; through the Source To You page on DoTerra’s website, you can follow the journey of the company’s essential oils from growers to distillers to lab testing to retailers to you. You can also look up and download the GC/MS quality reports.
For a more budget friendly option, Plant Therapy's Lavender Essential Oil is also great and less than $10 though you won't want to take that one orally.
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