From Shaman's Market, certified organic and fair trade. Lavender essential oil is a natural relaxant and is used universally for its calming effects. It has been used as an antidepressant and is used to calm a stressed spirit, anxiety, and hysteria. It is wonderful for inducing a restful sleep. A drop on the pillowcase, in the bath, or in a synergy massaged into the soles of the feet and hands leads to a peaceful night and waking up with less muscle tenseness that lasts throughout the day.