The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”. It makes an excellent facial cleanser by adding a few drops to a skin of hot water and then swishing a wash cloth around. You can apply it to your face like a hot compress and then exfoliate by applying a gentle pressure to your skin and washing with the cloth.
You can also add a few drops to a mosquito bite to help relieve itching. Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils and you can't go wrong keeping some around in your home.