Lavender is the most used essential oil in the world. It is a natural relaxant and stress reliever. Pure lavender oil is naturally antiseptic, analgesic and also, antifungal.
'Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 39 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India,' (wikipedia).
Lavender oil today is extracted mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, by modern steam distillation.