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20 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

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Many (including us) consider lavender to be one of the most versatile herbs in the world.  In addition to the fragrant blooms and crafting opportunities the plant provides, there are many antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative and anti-depressive benefits.

Lavender oil has been used literally for centuries. Both the Romans and Egyptians used lavender oil as a perfume (and for mummification!) and early aromatherapists advocated lavender oil as an aid against digestive disease. And, in the Bible, lavender oil was used for anointing and healing.

Today, lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. While science has only recently started to examine the benefits of lavender essential oil, it is likely the most popular essential oil in the world.

Here are our Top 20 Uses of Lavender Essential Oil. If you’ve got others please leave them in the comments.

    1. Muscle Aches – sore from the gym, working in the garden or just plain old sore? Try a few drops of lavender oil in your bath and soak the pain away.

    2. Acne – Lavender oil can inhibit the growth of the bacteria that causes acne and also helps to prevent scarring.

    3. Burns – this is one of our favorites. If you have a minor burn, gently apply lavender oil to the affected area. Pain relief is almost instant and burns usually heal without scarring.

    4. Eczema – apply direct or with calamine lotion to dry itchy skin.

    5. Headaches – massage a few drops of oil into temples, forehead and nape of neck.

    6. Insomnia – massage lavender oil into your temples, wrists and bottom of feet. You can also mix with water (or use our Hydrosol) and spray on your pillow for a good nights sleep.

    7. Mosquito Be Gone – bugs do not like lavender. Apply oil neat to uncovered areas or use our hydrosol and insect repellant as an all natural bug spray.

    8. Bee Stings – put a drop of lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to reduce itching and swelling.

    9. Cuts – drop lavender oil on a cut to stop bleeding, clean the wound and kill bacteria.

    10. Nausea/Motion Sickness – place a drop of lavender oil behind your ears.

    11. Stress & Anxiety – massage directly into your temples, wrists and bottoms of your feet.

    12. Chapped Lips – rub a drop of oil on chapped or sunburned lips. Or use our lip balm.

    13. Dandruff – rub several drops of lavender oil into your scalp to help eliminate dandruff.

    14. Cold Sores  - put a drop of lavender oil on a cold sore.

    15. Sunburn – mix with water (or Hydrosol0 and spray directly onto sunburn. You’re welcome.

    16. Scent Your Laundry – add a few drops of lavender oil to a coffee filter or clean cloth. Voila’, instant, all-natural dryer sheet.

    17. Remove Splinters – add a drop of oil to the affected area to reduce swelling and expose more of the splinter.

    18. Pet Spot Deodorizer – add a few drop of lavender oil to baking soda. Sprinkle over the pet spot. Let sit for 30 minutes. Vacuum. Much better!

    19. Iron Clothes – add a couple drops of lavender oil to your iron before ironing clothes.

    20. Cold & Flu – add a few drops of lavender oil to a bowl of hot water, then place a towel over your head and inhale the steam to help ease your breathing and relax your mind.

    21. BONUS TIP: Vacuum and Furnace Filter – apply a few drops of lavender oil to your vacuum and furnace filter for whole house goodness.

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For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

By Lavender Pond Farm