The Many Uses of Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is one of the most useful, diverse, essential oils available. It has anti-inflammatory effects, calming qualities as well as many other useful properties that can come in handy in our day-to-day lives.
To show you just how many useful ways lavender oil can be used I have made a list. Once you see how many ways lavender can be used, you’ll find yourself reaching for it on a daily basis!
Natural Laundry Scent
Add a few drops of lavender oil to our Wool Dryer Balls or a clean cloth. Use them just like a dryer sheet to naturally deodorize your laundry and leave behind a naturally fresh, floral scent!
If you ever have a splinter that's hard to get out with tweezers you can simply add a drop of lavender oil to the area to reduce skin swelling and expose more of the splinter, making it easier to remove.
First Aid Addition
Lavender oil makes a great addition to any First Aid kit as it is useful for treating minor scrapes and rashes.
Did you know you can use lavender oil to help minimize the appearance of scars over time? Just massage diluted lavender oil on or around the affected area daily until you see improvement.
You can keep you carpets clean and fresh by adding some lavender oil to a couple of cotton balls and placing them inside of your vacuum’s bag or canister. As you vacuum, the airflow will carry the fresh scent of lavender throughout your house!
If you are looking for a more natural alternative to deodorant or just love the smell of Lavender, just simply apply a couple of drops of lavender oil to your underarm area to keep yourself smelling fresh!
Place a couple drops of lavender oil over your pillows and bed sheets to help children and adults have a more peaceful sleep. Experts say that lavender oil can help treat mild insomnia and improve overall sleep quality.
Soothe Bites & Stings
Use lavender this insect season. Just put a drop of lavender oil onto the sting or bite to help soothe the itching and reduce skin swelling.
Use your iron to do double duty by eliminating wrinkles and freshening fabrics at once! All you have to do is add 1-2 drops of lavender oil to the water in your iron before ironing.
Cold Sore Treatment
Dilute 1 drop of lavender oil with 10-15 drops of coconut oil and apply it directly to a cold sore to promote healing.
Linen Spray & Fabric Refresher
Sheets and towels that have been sitting in your linen closet for a while can take on a slightly musty smell. Use lavender oil to make a simple linen spray that will freshen your linens fast!
Healthy Hair Growth
Lavender can help your hair become healthy, stronger and speed up growing. Just add a drop of lavender oil to a handful of shampoo before you wash your hair. Scrub the shampoo into your hair, then let it sit on scalp for a few minutes before rinsing out.
Steam Treatment For Cold & Flu
Add 4-6 drops of lavender to a bowl of hot water, then place a towel over your head and the bowl. Inhale the steamy air to help ease breathing, open sinuses and relax your mind.
Use lavender oil as a beautiful, floral fragrance. Just dab a drop of oil behind each ear and on each wrist. Carry a bottle in your purse and reapply every couple of hours. It will keep you smelling great and feeling relaxed!
Lavender oil can help calm irritated and swollen sinuses and other allergy-related issues. Apply a drop or two to the back of your neck, chest, and/or between your eyes.
Linen Closet Helper
You can use lavender oil to both keep your linen closet smelling fresh and repel moths and other insects as well. Just add a few drops to a cotton ball and tuck the cotton ball into the closet. Replace as needed as the scent fades.
Soak For Soreness
Add a big handful of Epsom salt plus a few drops of lavender oil to a hot bath. Soak in the warm water for at least 20 minutes to help ease soreness and muscle tension.
Add 10 drops of lavender oil and 3 ounces of cool, distilled water to a small spray bottle and shake to mix. Spritz the mixture over sunburned skin for cooling relief. Store the bottle in your fridge to for the ultimate cooling effect!
Pet Spot Deodorizer
Sometimes pet spots can still smell odours even after the stain itself is gone. To eliminate the lingering odour, add a few drops of lavender oil to a handful of baking soda. Sprinkle the scented baking soda over the spot, let it sit for about 30 minutes, then vacuum it up!
Dilute a drop of lavender oil, then dab the diluted oil over your temples to help soothe a painful headache. Lie down and rest until the pain recedes.
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