Lavender has a light, sweet floral scent. Undeniably the most popular oil for all age groups, it is considered to be therapeutically superior for many conditions (from sleeplessness to stress) and the top choice for first aid. It is also said to be helpful for the reproductive, respiratory, lymphatic and immune systems. Considered to be beneficial to the skin. Plant part used: flowers. Extraction method: steam distillation. Uses: helps promote tranquility; great for skin and hair care; can be used on cuts and scrapes to clean. Because essential oils are highly concentrated, they need to be used with care. Apply them by the drop. The general rule is to dilute them with carrier oils such as jojoba, sweet almond, or grape seed when used on the skin.