20 Practical Daily Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender essential oil is extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant (Lavandula angustifolia), primarily through steam distillation. Lavender flowers are known for their calming fragrance and have been used for making potpourri for centuries. [1] The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”. This is because lavender flowers and lavender essential oil have been used since ancient times by the Romans, Persians, Greeks, and Egyptians as a bath additive and perfume.

20 Practical Daily Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is a pure oil and differs from certain commercial lavender oils which may be diluted and are often sold as perfumes. [2] Lavender perfume and body sprays are popular due to their fresh and floral scent. On the other hand, pure lavender essential oil is frequently used in various forms including as an aromatherapy oil, in gels, infusions, lotions, soaps, baby products, and candles. It is also used to make tea, lemonades, syrups, aromatic beverages, and in baked dishes.

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20 Practical Daily Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

  1. MINOR BURNS: After running cold water for 5 minutes over burn, gently apply a few drops to cover affected area. It may sting a bit or seem worse initially but please be patient; soon the soothing effects will come.

  2. RASH/ITCHING: Apply to location to stop the itch & promote healing. Can dilute in carrier oil for larger rashes &/or easier application. Re-apply as necessary.

  3. CUTS OR SCRAPES: Rinse with water and pat dry. Apply 2-3 drops to cut or band-aid pad for soothing, germ killing & healing (yes lavender essential oil can do all that!).

  4. ANXIETY/FEARS: Place a few drops of lavender essential oil to palms, cup, & inhale deeply. Or you can inhale directly from the bottle. Remember to slowly breathe in through nose, and then exhale through mouth-blow out all the fears/anxieties you are having.

  5. TENSION: Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to carrier oil for dilution & then massage (or even better, have someone else) into neck, shoulder & back.

  6. NATURAL DEODORANT: Remove any sweat present first, and then rub 2 drops of lavender essential oil under each arm. May need to be repeated throughout the day but it beats using chemical deodorants. Sweating is your body’s natural way to eliminate toxins so it is important not to have chemically toxic deodorants that block this natural process.

  7. FEVER: Sponge down with tepid water that has lavender oil added, especially good for babies & children but take care to keep out of eyes and off face. Back of neck, under arms and to groin help to cool the body best. A plain, cold water washcloth can be placed to forehead (no essential oils). Peppermint essential oil is good as well since it has cooling effects.

  8. ACNE: Apply 1 drop directly on acne spot or acne scar, repeat as necessary. Remember, less is better, a dab will do!

  9. SUNBURN RELIEF: In a spray bottle, mix several drops of lavender essential oil with distilled water, shake & spritz onto affected area. May need frequent reapplication.

  10. DIAPER RASH: Apply a few drops to affected area to soothe & calm skin, dilute with carrier oil for more even coverage.

  11. MENSTRUAL CRAMPS: Massage a few drops of lavender essential oil onto your lower abdomen or apply hot compress with lavender sprinkled or spritzed on.

  12. NATURAL PERFUME: Forget toxic fragrances, try using all natural lavender essential oil instead, add a drop or more to pulse point (neck, wrist).

  13. NATURAL BODY CLEANSER: Instead of using soap when bathing or showering, apply 3-6 drops of lavender essential oil to a wash cloth & scrub entire body.

  14. REDUCE MENTAL STRESS AT WORK: Take slow, deep breaths & inhale the lavender aroma from the bottle or from a tissue infused with lavender essential oil.

  15. TEETHING PAIN: Swab a small amount along jawbone.

  16. WRINKLES: Dab a drop of lavender essential oil below eyes (KEEP OUT OF EYES) and onto laugh lines/crows feet. You can also add to facial moisturizer & apply to face.

  17. POSTPARTUM: Beat the baby blues, inhale lavender essential oil aroma directly from the bottle or diffuse into air.

  18. NATURAL DRYER SHEET: Apply 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil on a wet cloth & place in the dryer before turning on.

  19. CALM ANXIOUS DOG: Wet a bandanna, wring out & sprinkle a few drops of lavender essential oil to bandanna & tie around dog’s neck. Also works well to rub 1-2 drops directly on the pets belly.

  20. GIVE THE GIFT OF LAVENDER: Lavender is a popular gift item for any occasion and is sure to be appreciated by all who receive it. What better gift then the gift of natural health! You can also make a Lavender gift basket and include Lavender inspired items. Some of the items that could be included are lavender bar soap, bath bombs, bath oil, body spray, natural perfume, closet or drawer sachets, hand and body lotions, sleep pillow, or soothing bath salts. Make sure that any premade items you purchase are made with quality ingredients; you may want to your own homemade gifts to give away to ensure your loved ones are getting the best quality items.

Now that you know you want lavender in your life, where to you get it? Firstly, I want you to remember one main thing:

A Note on Quality -

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