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Ok I know I'm late to the game, but I hadn't experienced the benefits of Essential Oils until recently. We came to Florida, and it had been years since I've lived there so my allergies hit me full force! To lavender oil and told to try it on me and the kiddos and overnight we saw an improvement! Then I started seeing all this other stuff this one bottle of oil can do! I was shocked! So here are some of the amazing uses for lavender oil can help with plus a bonus idea for parents!
30 Easy Uses for Lavender Oil You Need to Know!
I want to answer some questions I keep seeing in the hope they will help you out as well! If I don't answer your questions here leave them in the comments I'm happy to help!
Can I apply lavender oil directly to the skin?
Some people say yes but I was told you should always dilute the oil in a carrier oil I like using Fractioned Coconut oil. This is because essential oil is strong and it can cause some major irritation!
Can you drink lavender oil?
In short, no. This is because the oil comes in contact with the mucous membranes in your body and can damage them, and damage organs as well!
How do I use lavender oil on my hair?
By diluting it in your favorite carrier oil and using it in one of the many uses for lavender oil below!
Lavender Monster Spray – Get a spray bottle and fill it with water and a drop or two of lavender oil to fight off ‘monsters' when kids won't sleep. Because ‘monsters' are allergic to lavender and they won't enter the room with the monster spray. My kids love this one and it's probably the most used lavender oil uses.
Lavender Oil for Scars – Try applying some oil on the scar tissue, it can help promote healing and reduce the appearance of scars.
Calming Effects – Lavender is most known for its calming effects apply a few drops in the palms of your hands and inhale deeply for help relaxing. You can also apply some to your wrists and feet to help calm your body.
Lavender Oil for Cuts and Scraps – A drop of lavender oil on cuts and scrapes can help stop bleeding, clean wounds, and kill bacteria.
Aching Muscles – Add Epsom salts and a few drops of lavender oil to a warm bath can help ease aching muscles.
Sleep Aid – Apply a couple of drops in your hands then smooth on your pillow if you are having trouble sleeping. This can help you get to sleep by relaxing your body.
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Acne – Using a few drops in your plain cream or moisturizer can help get rid of acne and help keep it under control.
Bee sting or Bug Bite – Apply a drop of Lavender Oil mixed in a carrier oil to a bug bite can stop itching and help reduce swelling. This lavender oil use comes in handy against fire ants!
An Earache – Warm the lavender oil in hot water for a few minutes then apply a few drops of lavender oil into a few drops of carrier oil (coconut oil, olive oil,) and apply behind the ear and throat.
Minor Burn – 2-3 drops of Lavender oil in a carrier on a minor burn can help reduce pain.
Eczema – Add a few drops of lavender oil to a carrier oil and apply it onto the dry and itchy skin.
Fatigue – Add five drops of lavender oil to a hot foot bath and soak your feet while relaxing. This can help stimulate the systems of your body and give you a boost.
Nausea and Motion Sickness – Placing a drop of lavender on the tip of your tongue and behind the ears can help relieve nausea and motion sickness. This was a favorite use for lavender oil when I was pregnant. I also ate these labor-inducing cookies when I was feeling way done being pregnant.
Fevers – Add one drop of lavender oil to a tepid bowl of water and sponge bath with it taking care not to get a chill. This can help with a fever.
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Stop a bleeding nose – Put a drop of lavender oil on a tissue and twist it around an ice cube and hold it under your nose until bleeding stops or it is no longer conferrable, don’t freeze your skin, though!
A headache – Soaking a piece of cloth in icy water and sprinkling a few drops of lavender oil on it then try applying to your forehead, it can help with headaches.
Heal Dry or Chapped Skin – Apply a drop of lavender oil in a carrier oil on dry or chapped skin to heal your skin.
Chapped Lips – Same as above, apply a drop of lavender oil in a carrier oil on them. You can also make a chapstick there are tons of recipes online.
Menstrual Cramps – You can try massaging a few drops of lavender oil in a carrier oil into your lower abdomen and then trying a hot compress on the area.
Hay Fever – Placing a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhaling deeply can relieve symptoms of hay fever
Bug Repellent – Moths, Midges, and Mosquitos are known to hate the smell of lavender. You can help prevent bites by getting a spray bottle of water and adding a few drops of lavender to it and shaking it up then spraying yourself.
Dandruff – Rubbing a few drops of lavender oil and carrier oil into the scalp can help relieve dandruff.
Cold Sores – Placing a drop of lavender oil in a carrier oil on a cold sore can help shorten healing times.
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Wrinkles – For the same reason above lavender oil can help diminish wrinkles.
Bruises – Apply a few drops of Lavender oil in a carrier oil around and on the bruise and help with blood flow and this can help heal the bruise faster.
Remove Germs – Diffusing lavender oil in your home can help clear germs and orders. It's great to clean the air after someone has been sick.
Stretch Marks – Applying into the skin can help prevent stretch marks or help decrease the appearance of existing stretch marks.
Allergies – Applying a few drops to the palm of your hands and inhaling can help reduce allergies.
A cough and Sore Throat – Rub a few drops in your palms and inhale, this can help with a cough and sore throat.
Add a few drops to your shampoo – Not only is it a great way to help relax in the shower but lavender oil has also been seen to help promote hair growth, reduce inflammation, and in some cases prevent and kill head lice!
Lavender oil is definitely a versatile oil with many potential uses. Have you tried any of the ways we’ve talked about today? What has been your experience? I’d love to hear about it in the comments. Do you know of any other ways to use lavender oil that we didn’t mention? Let me and everyone else know in the comments below!
Aren’t essential oils amazing!! It’s rare when I don’t use at least two different scents a day and then there are the hybrids you can make!
There are many crossover uses with essential oils. Most, if not all, oils derived from herbs have medicinal applications, ie, cold sores, athlete’s foot and nail fungus. I’ve used eucalyptus and tea tree oils with much success. I’ll use eucalyptus in my oil diffuser when we’ve got head and chest congestion in the house. BIL gives me a hard time about it, but it sure makes us feel better about being sick! Use clove oil for oral pain. Clove oil (eugenol) is EXACTLY the same product your dentist will use on the medical ribbon when packing your “dry socket”. This isn’t a cure, but it will buy you some time until you get to your appointment.