Of all the essential oils out there, I would have to say lavender essential oil is one of my favorites. Not only does it smell amazing and calm the soul, but it has some pretty neat uses around the house as well. Here are 20 ways to use lavender essential oil.
20 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
Soothe yourself to sleep. Use some lavender essential oil on your pillow by applying it with your hands or place several drops in some water and mist it on.
Help heal cuts. Just one drop of lavender essential oil can help speed up healing because of its antibacterial properties.
Provide eczema relief. Mix a few drops of lavender essential oil with some coconut oil for a double dose of healing.
Ease nausea. You can use lavender essential oil to help with motion sickness, morning sickness and just general nausea by rubbing some behind your ears or even placing a drop under your tongue*.
Get rid of tension headaches. Just rub some on your temples for a soothing tension headache remedy.
Treat acne. Lavender oil has the ability to treat acne because of it’s antibacterial properties. Do not apply directly to your skin, though, because it can be harsh on it. Instead, add a few drops to some water and apply.
Relax tired, achy feet. A few drops of lavender essential oil in an Epsom salt bath can really be therapeutic.
Quiet coughs. Massage some lavender essential oil on your neck or place a little bit just on the edge of your nostrils for relief.
Relieve PMS. You can actually use lavender essential oil as an inhalation through a diffuser to help ease your cramping and mood swings that arise during PMS.
Calm down throat esophageal spasms due to GERD or IBS. Just place some lavender essential oil on your tongue* and it will help with this painful issue.
Make bedtime more relaxing for your child. If your child has a favorite blanket or stuffed toy, place a couple drops of lavender essential oil on it every so often to help ease them to sleep.
Create a “calm down” bath. In addition to the previous tip, add some lavender essential oil to their nighttime bath and it will help create a calming effect for getting ready for bed.
Help smooth out scars. Some people find that small scars can actually be smoothed out over time with some lavender oil when applied at regular intervals.
Use as a hand sanitizer. Since lavender oil has antibacterial properties, it can also be used as a hand sanitizer.
Rub on chapped skin. This winter, if you get chapped skin or wind-burnt skin, make sure to keep some lavender oil around to sooth it.
Use as a deodorant in a pinch. Lavender oil scent only gets stronger as it warms up, so if you run out of deodorant, just rub some on your underarm area. Make sure not to do this if you are freshly shaven, though, as it can be irritating.
Banish dandruff. After cleaning your hair, rub a little bit of the oil (a drop or two) into your scalp to help stop dandruff.
Make cold sores vanish. Lavender oil can help speed up the healing of cold sores when applied directly.
Make your own “dryer sheets”. If you crave the nice scent that dryer sheets leave on your clothes, but hate the chemicals, try adding 3-4 drops of lavender essential oil to a rag and throwing it into your dryer.
Help ease sinus issues. Rub some lavender oil on your chest to help clear sinuses due to allergies or the common cold.
What are some of your favorite ways to use lavender oil around your home? I would love to know in the comments!
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*Make sure if you are ingesting any essential oil that it is approved for such use. Not all essential oils are created equal.