Lavender has a sweet, floral, but a crisp herbal scent with a balsamic undertone. The safest among essential oils and used extensively on babies and children. It is relaxing and soothing and can be helpful in reducing stress and high blood pressure.
Many people use lavender to promote a blissful sleep and serenity. A powerful, yet mild antiseptic, it can be used directly on the skin for urgent needs such as bee stings, minor cuts and burns. Lavender essential oil promotes a sense of calm and relaxation.
Essential oils which provide an alternative to or good blend with lavender to help you sleep include Chamomile Roman, Bergamot, and Sweet Marjoram