April 5, 2015

Product review: aVo Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of my favorite scents -- calming, fresh, floral, and just so lovely without being cloying. As an essential oil, lavender has many uses. I got to try aVo lavender essential oil for free in exchange for this unbiased review.

Ratings out of 10
Scent 8
Viscosity 9
Mixability with Coconut Oil  8
Price 8 
Recommend No
Update:  Awhile after this review, the oil went bad. The smell was off but I used it anyway, breaking out in a horrible rash.

I've used oils for years so was excited to try this one. aVo notes that the lavender oil is pure, undiluted, with no chemicals, additives, preservatives or anything else. The company goes on to add that it is vegan, all-natural, and therapeutic grade. The lavender plants are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or any other harmful additives. The oil is GMO free and not tested on animals (I love that).

When it arrived, I didn't even have to open the package all the way to smell the lovely lavender aroma. It is very strong and came right through the cute glass bottle that comes with a glass dropper.

In a diffuser, the scent is strong so only a small amount is needed. If you add too much, it's too much and cloying. I made that mistake the first time and had to open the windows. A few drops is just right to scent the house and establish a calming environment. I used it to get rid of trash smell when something in the kitchen turned rancid.

The oil works great mixed with fractionated coconut oil (always be sure to dilute the lavender oil). I use it as a body oil after showering and throughout the day. A tiny drop mixed with coconut oil in my palm goes a long way. You can also use it to make massage oil, hair products, soup, to help aid sleep, get rid of stress, meditation--so many things.

Since you need so little of aVo lavender essential oil at a time, the bottle is going to last a long time. I'm going to enjoy every drop!

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  1. I like using oils. I will have to try this one

  2. GMO free and not tested on animals makes it a great buy in my eyes

  3. I love lavender oil so this sounds great to me. The addition of coconut oil to the mix is divine.

  4. i love lavender oil. i put it in my shampoo and my conditioner, and love how it makes my hair feel.

  5. Nice! I'd love to try this product :) I wish we have this here. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this great blog.Very inspiring and helpful too.Hope you continue to share more of your ideas.I will definitely love to read.

  7. Learning about the amazing and powerful benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils is fascinating; but, it can also be overwhelming. One oil may have dozens of unique common uses, and trying to keep it all straight can, at times, seem daunting.


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