Wohltuendes Lavendelöl

Beneficial lavender oil

Lavender oil

Lavender oil is considered a proven home remedy for headaches and sleep disorders. But is that actually true? Below you will find out everything you need to know about lavender oil, from its effects to the risks of using it and tips for making it yourself.

What lavender oil actually is

Lavender is nowadays known primarily for its pleasant scent and his blue-violet floral splendor The plant, which thrives best in a mild Mediterranean climate such as in the French Provence, has been used as a useful and medicinal plant since ancient times. The name "lavender" is derived from the Latin term "lavare", which means "to wash". Even in ancient Rome, dried lavender flowers were used as an additive to bath water or cleaning products.

Lavender flower field

In the Middle Ages, the famous herbalist Hildegard von Bingen ensured that lavender was increasingly used as a medicinal plant due to its beneficial effects. This tradition continues to this day: Lavender was voted "Medicinal Plant of the Year" in 2008. A particularly medicinal form of the plant is lavender oil. This is a Essential oil obtained by distillation from the fresh flowers of lavender and contains the precious ingredients of the plant in concentrated form.

Note: Hydrolats should always be stored in a cool and dark place.

Beneficial lavender oil Recipe

By Verena
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 50 - 100 g lavender flowers


  • Add 1 L of water to the mixing bowl of the Thermomix
  • Add 50 - 100 g of dried lavender flowers to the cooking insert
  • Put on the lid with the still and start the still as described in the instructions
  • In the Thermomix®, set the time to 30 min, the temperature to Varoma® and the speed to level 1
  • After 10 - 15 min, the hydrolate (essential oil) drips into the collecting vessel


50 - 100 g of lavender flowers yield about 1 ml of essential oil
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