5 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil is one of the most used essential oils in the world. Because lavender oil contains such versatile properties and is gentle enough to use directly to the skin, it’s consider a must-have oil, especially if you are just getting started with using essential oils for your health. Since it is such an ‘essential’ essential oil to have on hand, lets discuss 5 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil.

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5 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

1) Cleaning in the Home

Lavender essential oil is a great addition to homemade cleaning products because it makes them smell wonderful!

A few homemade cleaning products to use lavender oil in:

2) Healing Cuts and Burns

Widely known for its antimicrobial properties, for centuries lavender oil has been used to fight various infections and combat bacterial and fungal disorders. 

For burn relief and to treat cuts, scrapes or wounds, mix three to five drops of lavender oil with ½ teaspoon of coconut oil, and apply the mixture to the area of concern. You can use your fingers or a clean cotton ball.

3) Relieving Headaches

Lavender oil is one of the best essential oils for headaches because it induces relaxation and relieves tension.

One of the most effective natural headache remedies is combing two drops each of lavender with peppermint oil and rubbing the mixture into the back of the neck and the temples. Diffusing lavender or inhaling it directly from the bottle can also help relieve headaches.

4) Calming Properties

Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for many reasons, namely its calming properties. Traditionally, lavender has been used to treat neurological issues like migraines, stress, anxiety and depression.

To relieve stress and improve sleep, put a diffuser by your bed, and diffuse oils while you sleep at night or in the family room while you’re reading or winding down in the evening.  You can also use it topically behind your ears, on the bottoms of your feet, and down the spine for similar results.

Other ways to put those calming properties to use: add a few drops to a spray bottle and mist the sheets before bed, or place 3 or 4 drops in a warm bath for soaking in after a long day.

5) Natural Fragrance

Lavender essential oil can be used in a diffuser, Febreze Alternative, or placed directly on linens and clothing for aromatic benefits.

Add 4-6 drops of lavender oil to a diffuser or inhale straight out of the bottle for aromatic use.

I also like to place 2 or 3 drops to my wool dryer balls before drying a load of laundry. This gives the load a subtle scent without being overpowering.

Lavender is one of the most used essential oils in the world. Since its so 'essential' to have, here are 5 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil.

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