Lavender is historically noted for its euphoric, soothing effects. It calms the heart, is helpful in bringing down high blood pressure and relieves insomnia, muscular spasms and rheumatic pains. Its useful with menstrual problems, bronchitis, headaches and helps lower blood pressure. Lavender is also good for nausea and colic. It even keeps insects away and purifies the air. Lavender promotes the growth of new skin cells, and heals burns and sunburns, acne, psoriasis, boils, fungal growths and scarring. Lavender is one of the safest essential oils to use with children and the elderly. Lavender properties include: calming, soothing, healing, relieving sunburns, head aches, menstrual problems, muscle spasms, insomnia and nausea.