LAVENDER or lavender essential oil has analgesic, antidepressant and antibacterial properties. Aroma:light floral, with a bitter note. The soothing aroma of lavender helps reduce headaches and relieves arthritis, protects against colds and flu, relieves anxiety and stress, promotes sleep. Lavender essential oil can also be used to repel insects. Lavender aroma goes well with citrus oils, such as mandarin, and goes well with herb marjoram.