Lavender oil is an essential oil, distilled from the flower spikes or leaves of lavender. It is used as a component in many perfumes, and in aromatherapy. The scent has a calming effect, relaxing and reducing anxiety. It relieves pain from tension headaches when rubbed on the skin or breathed as a vapour. When added to a vaporizer, it may aid in the treatment of coughs and respiratory infections. On the skin, it may be used as a mosquito repellent, and to relieve mosquito bites.
Remedy (new) posted by Belinda of Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK on 18 June 2010 at 17:40 296
YES Lavender oil (diluted with water). I put a few drops of lavender oil into a small spray bottle, shake it up then spray onto my skin. It's the only thing that I have found that works for me, and I often get eaten alive by mosquitoes in the summer.