I bet when you think of essential oils, Lavender is the first essential oil that pops in your head. It is by far the most popular essential oil. Do you know how to use lavender? There are many different ways you can use lavender. I will explain 10 uses for Lavender Essential Oil that you may or may not know about.
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When I talk about the lavender essential oil, I am referring to a therapeutic-grade lavender oil. Please make sure that you are using a therapeutic-grade oil if you plan to use the oil for any of these uses. Below, I will tell you how about what oils I use.
10 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
- Relaxing – Lavender is mainly known for it’s calming and relaxing abilities. Being able to smell the aroma is enough to help you relax. Simply place a few drops on your hands and rub them together. Cup your hands and inhale the aroma deeply to help you relax. Another way you can do this is by diffusing the lavender.
- Relieving Tension – Using lavender in the bath while you soak will help relieve tension in your body. You can also apply it to the back of your neck and temples.
- Sleep – Apply lavender to the bottoms of your feet or pillow will help you get a restful night’s sleep. Also diffusing lavender in your room at night will also help. I use a rollerball bottle to apply lavender to my feet at night. I put 5 drops of lavender in the bottle and fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil. I also always use amber colored glass bottles. This will help protect the oils from the sun and light. IMPORTANT: When applying any essential oil to the skin, if you prefer to dilute, always use a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. Never mix with water to apply to the skin. Also, if you are using this for a child, always dilute! I made one for my son and it only has 2-3 drops of lavender oil and the rest is filled with fractionated coconut oil.
- Rashes – Applying lavender to you rash will help with irritations. I have personally used this on rashes before and it helped me get relief. When I had a rash, I would also add lavender to a bath and it would help soothe it that way as well.
- Eliminate Odors – Add lavender oil to water in a spray bottle and spray your carpets, car, mattress, and furniture to help eliminate odors. Make sure you shake the bottle well before using since oil and water will separate when it sits.
- Bug Bites – Apply lavender to help soothe itchy bug bites. I have personally done this and it did help calm the irritation.
- Cooking – Add to recipes to help soften citrus flavors and add a twist to your favorite recipes.
- Toilet Fizzies – I add lavender when I make toilet fizzies to clean the toilet.
- Bath Salts – When making your own bath salts, lavender is a common essential oil to use.
- Fabric Freshener – If you are like me and use wool dryer balls, you can place a few drops of lavender on the dryer balls. Make sure the oil has dried before tossing them back into the dryer.
I mentioned before that I use therapeutic-grade lavender oil. If you want to know what essential oils I use, please contact me. Also, if you want to know how you can get essential oils for wholesale price, I would love to talk to you.
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