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20 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

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20 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile of essential oils. It helps calm my family before bed, and it’s always in our first aid kit. I also love to use a couple of drops of lavender essential oil mixed with coconut oil for a nice soothing lotion. Especially with this itchy pregnant belly! Since it’s one of my favorite oils that I am never without, I thought I would share 20 ways to use Lavender Essential Oil. If you’re new to essential oils, lavender is definitely one of the first essential oils that you want to start your collection.

20 Uses for Lavender EO

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1. Stop a runny nose. I have rubbed Lavender under my nose, and under my kid’s noses, and our runny noses actually stopped. You can also rub a drop of lemon essential oil behind the ears.

2. Calm down the restless. Sometimes it’s hard for us to calm down before bed. I usually apply lavender to our feet, and diffuse it to encourage rest at night.

3. Burns. Apply 2 to 3 drops of lavender and the sting of the burn goes away. Continue applying throughout the day, and the healing occurs more quickly.

4. Cuts and Bruises. I apply a drop of lavender essential oil. Lavender helps calm the little one who is hurt, and it doesn’t burn like some ointments or creams {according to my daughter}.

5. Seasonal Relief. Applied under the nose, diffused with peppermint, a drop in a spoonful of raw honey, have all worked for me.

6. When you’re nauseous or struggle with motion sickness, you can put lavender around your belly button and/ behind your ears. Lavender is one of the essential oils that is safe during pregnancy, so it’s worth a try to see if it will help with morning sickness!

7. To freshen your laundry {like when you’ve left laundry in the washer for a week, and you’ve washed it a couple of times, even with vinegar, and it still smells off}. I dry the clothes, and then add a couple of drops to the wool dryer balls we use, and toss them in on air dry.

8. I add lavender essential oil to my homemade deodorant recipe because of the antibacterial properties, and of course the smell.

9. When your head hurts, you can rub lavender to your temples to alleviate the pain.

10. Feeling stressed? Add a couple of drops to your palm and rub the back of your neck near the base.

11. To help combat diaper rash, scoop out some coconut oil and add a drop of lavender. It smells good and soothes their little bottoms.

12. Sunburn. To soothe our sunburns over the Summer, I again applied coconut oil with a couple of drops of lavender essential oil. It was amazing how quickly it took the sting away. I would suggest having at least two bottles on hand during the Summer. At least I wish I had two bottles on hand with the sunburns, cuts and scrapes, and bug bites.

13. Cleaning. Do you usually clean with vinegar and water but the smell gets to you? Add several drops of lavender essential oil to the spray bottle. Don’t forget to shake well.

14. Soothing soak. Add a few drops to a handful of Epsom salts before a bath for a relaxing soak in the tub.

15. Homemade facial scrub. Add a few drops to rolled oats, or sugar, for a nice smoothing scrub.

16. Changes in my complexion during my cycle. You know what I’m talking about. Bumps, redness, blotchiness. Lavender helps.

17. Monthly Cramps. Massage lavender essential oil with a little coconut oil over the area and apply a warm compress.

18. Reduce elevated temperatures. While peppermint is my usual go-to oil to bring down temperatures, lavender is a great one to use on children under two.

19. Ear Pain. When your ear starts aching and you think it may lead to an ear infection, rub lavender around the ear, behind the ear, and down the throat.

20. For a refreshing drink, add a drop of lavender to your favorite lemonade. I’ve also made lavender tea with warm water and honey.

I hope you enjoyed this list of ways to use lavender essential oil!

Did you know lavender had so many uses?!

How do you use lavender essential oil?

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Mustapha

Monday 7th of May 2018

Thanks for the great tips.

Donna

Friday 13th of April 2018

I use it to relax my 3 year old chocolate lab. A must have for an easily stumulated dog!

Sandy

Friday 5th of January 2018

Thank you for this! My daughter has told me that lavender essential oil is really helpful for getting rest. Although, I had no idea that you could do all of this! This really was a wonderful read, really informative!

Sabrina Wilson

Saturday 26th of August 2017

Thank you for sharing information. So far, Lavender is my best. I use it in almost everything. These essential oils work as miracles.

Laura

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

I use lavender for mosquito bites! They swell my mom up like crazy, and just a rub of straight oil, stops the itch and reduces the swelling in a matter of 2 minutes! Also, ever step in a mess of stinging nettle!? Rub a few drops in the palm of your hands with some coconut oil, rub the area that's stinging, instantly gone!

Nanci

Friday 19th of July 2019

Hi Whitney.....do you know if it would be safe to mix a few drops of lavender oil with distilled water to clean my fresh fruits and veggies? ❤️