Lavender's Benefits: Antidepressant, antiseptic, deodorant, insecticidal, sedative. One of the most popular essential oils on the market - its widely used in perfumes, soaps, baby care products, salt scrubs and just about anything a formulator can dream up. With good reason, as it seems that most people love the scent of lavender, and it also makes a good blending scent with earthy or other floral essential oils.
Not only is it apparently good for the nose, but it holds its own for therapeutic value as well. Its often used in healing salves, diaper rash creams, lotions, and even homemade bug banes, because insects generally hate the scent of lavender.