Burgess & Finch Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula augustifolia) is arguably the most beloved essential oil and a must-have in the first aid kit. It is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It is also an astringent. It is effective on minor skin irritations, mild acne and burns as its antiseptic properties help to speed the healing process. The scent of lavender is both relaxing and uplifting and offers relief for depression, headaches and insomnia. Lavender is often used to calm anxiety and helps in eliminating insomnia. An adaptogen essential oil.