Essential Oils: Part 10: Lavender

Today I am sharing about lavender oil. Most everyone is familiar with the smell of lavender. The scent is fresh, floral, clean, and calm. Lavender is one of the most popular oils and is a great oil to start with.

Because of it’s fragrance it’s often used in beauty products, but it isn’t popular just because of its classic scent—it’s also called the ‘swiss army knife’ in the oil word because it’s so highly versatile. From promoting calmness to helping with skin irritations it’s a great oil to have around the house. It’s also used in many blend oils including Stress Away, Harmony, RutaVaLa, Tranquil, and Forgiveness.

Below are additional ways to use Lavender and while this list isn’t exhaustive, it should give you an idea of some of the benefits as well as ways to use the oil:

  • Homemade detergent/body wash – Add 1-2 drops of oil to homemade detergent or body wash.
  • Epsom salt bath – Add 4 drops to the salt before mixing in the water.
  • Alleviate allergies – Diffuse or apply 1-2 drops to bridge of nose or neck.
  • Neck or back massage – Add 1-2 drops to coconut oil and apply to skin.
  • Enhance better sleep – Apply 1-2 drops on bottom of feet before bed or mix a spray bottle and spray on pillow before bed
  • Room freshener/banish odors – Create a DIY room freshener
  • Soothe burn – Add 1-2 drops to burns
  • Reduce rash – Apply 1-2 drops to rash
  • Minimize bleeding on cuts – Apply 1-2 drops directly to cuts
  • Reduce irritability from dry or chapped skin – Apply 1-2 drops
  • Reduce smell/odors – Add 1-2 drops to cotton ball and place in vacuum, closets, etc
  • Promote calmness – Diffuse

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Lavender YL Essential Oil

I am not a medical doctor. The opinions expressed reflect my personal experiences and my personal opinions. The information and statements on this website are intended for educational purposes.

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  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 10:01h, 12 February Reply

    I actually am getting low on my Lavender & need to reorder!

  • Jojo
    Posted at 10:40h, 12 February Reply

    Had no idea it was used for all this stuff.

  • Ashleigh
    Posted at 19:09h, 12 February Reply

    Thank you for sharing this post as I am looking to get more into EO and I need all the help I can get!

  • hilkayaker
    Posted at 10:25h, 13 February Reply

    Lavender is my personal favourite. So many things it can do!

  • Heather
    Posted at 14:12h, 13 February Reply

    My hubs bought me essential oils for vday and lavendar was one, this post is perfect timing! Thanks!

  • Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 19:33h, 13 February Reply

    Lavender is always a good one! Love to use it for calming the littles.

  • Tara
    Posted at 11:37h, 14 February Reply

    I have been hearing a lot about lavender lately. I just placed an order last week. I can’t wait to get it!

  • Brianna George
    Posted at 23:23h, 14 February Reply

    I love my essential oils. They are fabulous and have changed our family’s health drastically.

  • Susannah
    Posted at 13:03h, 16 February Reply

    I have lavender oil so I’m going to definitely have to use some of your suggestions!!!

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