Lavender oil (Lavandula Angustifolia) is an essential oil obtained by distillation from the flower spikes of certain species of lavender. Like all essential oils, it is not a pure compound; it is a complex mixture of naturally occurring phytochemicals (compounds produced by plants against competitors, predators, or pathogens), including linalool and linalyl acetate.
Lavender oil is known to be effective for the recovery of fatigue, the relaxation of stress, the growth of cells, the reproduction of skin, and to treat alopecia areata. Among these constituents, linalyl acetate ester is effective for the relaxation of nerves, and as a tincture, linalool has antifungal effects. More importantly, studies with morphological and histological observations have demonstrated that lavender oil has hair growth-promoting effects.