Lavender Flowers come from a flowering plant in the mint family is found in several areas around the world. This type of lavender is native to the western Mediterranean. The scent of lavender is very relaxing and sedative as soon as it hits your nose, which is why it is nice for the evenings. A lavender bath can help with mild depression and anxiety. Lavender oil is usually used to help relax during massage therapy. The flowers and oil are also used in lotions, eye pillows and handmade soap. Lavender is also used for healing skin. It can be used to help with burns and scalds. A wet cloth with witchhazel and a few drops of lavender oil applied to the skin has been used to help treat sunburns.