Lavender Essential Oil is used for its calming and relaxing qualities. It can soothe occasional skin irritations, and reduce appearance of skin imperfections. You can add a few drops of lavender essential oil to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet for a restful night’s sleep. Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air with a light mist of lavender essential oil combined with water in a spray bottle. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Use lavender in cooking to soften the citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.