Anecdotal evidence suggests that some women find lavender oil effective at relieving some of the symptoms associated with perineal trauma following childbirth. This paper examines the literature detailing the efficacy of lavender oil in wound care in an attempt to place these findings into the context of perineal trauma. The discussion and findings may assist midwives to proceed in a more informed manner in the absence of scientific evidence to underpin the practice of lavender oil use in the perineal context. 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Jones, C. (2011). The efficacy of lavender oil on perineal trauma: a review of the evidence. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 17(4), 215-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2011.01.003