Lavender Essential oil Lavender oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy. Lavender is multipurpose oil. It is purported to have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypertensive, and sedative effects. How to use: Once blended with carrier oil, lavender essential oil can be massaged into your skin or added to your bath. You can also sprinkle a few drops of lavender essential oil onto a cloth or tissue and inhale its aroma, or add the oil to an aromatherapy, diffuser or vaporizer.