I am amazed at the vast array of lavender essential oil uses: from hair, to skin, to relaxing the senses, lavender oil is one of everyone’s favorites.
Lavender Essential Oil Uses
Majestic Pure Lavender Essential Oil, Therapeutic Grade, 4 fl. OzLavender oil has so many uses, it’s hard to list them all. Here are just a few of the many uses for lavender oil: pets, hair, sleep, acne, burns, anxiety, babies and children, eczema, skin, headaches, massage, insomnia, sunburn, cuts and wounds, bug/insect bites, etc.
Lavender is a native shrub to the Mediterranean countries. Most of the lavender essential oil is extracted from Lavandula angustifolia, a perennial shrub of the botanical family Lamiaceae from the mint family and grows up to the height of 1.5 meters.
The oil in the lavender’s little, blue violet flowers gives its fragrant aroma. The color shading of lavender is a medium purple or a light pinkish purple, while lavender essential oil can vary in colors from light yellow, to yellow-green, to colorless.
Lavender oil had been known to work great on headaches, insect bites, sleep deprivation, skin issues, infections, stress, burns and nervous tensions.
Let’s look at the lavender oil uses individually, to see how we can benefit form this amazing oil!
1. Lavender Oil For Pets
Lavender oil can be used for pets , but you need to remember that our lovely pets are much smaller than we humans. Using this oil on pets can help with burns, ulcers, sleep deprivation, car ride uneasiness and car sickness. But gain, remember to ALWAYS dilute, especially for cats, since they are so small.
Read this study to learn more about essential oils for pets.
2. Lavender Oil For Hair
Lavender essential oil helps with hair growth. It’s also effective on nits, lice and their eggs, without side effects. And we shouldn’t forget its effect as a hair loss treatment. Here’s my favorite recipe with lavender oil for hair growth:
Massage the above mixture into your scalp and wrap your head in a towel for at least 30 minutes (after the first couple times, if your scalp feels good, you might want to try keeping it on overnight). Then wash your hair as normal. Repeat twice a week, end enjoy your beautiful growing hair 🙂
3. Lavender Oil For Sleep
One of the best lavender oil uses in my opinion is for relaxation, winding down, and helping with better sleep quality.
My favorite blend for sleep mixes lavender and cedarwood oils. I apply this to my temples, and on the bottom of my feet and enjoy blissful slumber.
4. Lavender Oil For Acne
Another use of lavender oil is to treat acne. Using a face wash that contains lavender oil can hold the growth of bacteria under control without the usage of harmful chemicals. Lavender oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that will promote healthy skin, free of blemishes and acne.
Lavender Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade.Lavender oil has been used for years to naturally treat burns and has magnificent skin healing properties. It’s the perfect essential oil for treating minor burns to the skin because of its anti-septic, antibacterial and circulation stimulating properties.
I personally experienced the power of lavender oil when I knocked an entire cup of hot tea (just off the stove) in my lap. I can’t even begin to describe the pain I felt. But I quickly removed my clothes and applied lavender oil straight to my legs, and then added coconut oil on top of the lavender. The pain went away within minutes and I didn’t end up with blisters or scars. Keep your lavender close to the kitchen, just in case you need it!
6. Lavender Oil For Anxiety
It’s no secret: lavender oil not only smells amazing, but it’s also an extremely versatile oil that promotes a healthy and happy mood. There are so many people who suffer with depression and anxiety! To help soothe their anxiety, you can do a few things with lavender: you can diffuse it in the room, you can give them a massage, you can create a homemade hand lotion they can use whenever they feel an attack coming on. Of course, if you suffer with anxiety, make sure to carry a bottle of lavender oil in your purse and inhale periodically to keep calm.
7. Lavender Oil For Babies And Children
Radha Lavender Essential Oil – Big 4 Oz – 100% Pure & Natural Therapeutic Grade – PREMIUM QUALITY Oil From BulgariaRegardless of how hard you struggle to keep kids healthy, they are going to experience sickness from time to time. Lavender oil fights against viruses and possesses anti-bacterial properties. It also boosts immunity, soothes coughs, sore throats and minor GERD in children.
Adding essential oil to your baby’s or child’s routine will help relax and calm them before bed time, preparing them for a deep, more restful sleep. Add 10 drops of lavender oil to a 10 ml roller bottle, top off with a carrier oil of your choice, and use it every night on the bottom of their feet.
Lavender oil in combination with either coconut oil or aloe vera (or many other carrier oils) can have great benefits for just about any skin condition: it improves cracked and dry skin, it heals sunburned skin, helps with eczema, and even diminishes age spots. My favorite carrier oil to mix with lavender is Argan oil, which also has skin healing properties.
Used regularly, lavender oil will tone your skin, and prevent acne in those predisposed. Add lavender oil to your daily routine and see the difference it makes.
doTERRA Frankincense Essential Oil 15 mlLavender oil could be a great alternative for managing eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) in mild stages of eczema.Here’s an easy homemade recipe for eczema:
- 10 drops of lavender oil
- 5 drops of tea tree oil
- 5 drops frankincense oil
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
Warm up the coconut oil in a water bath ( a makeshift double boiler), add the essential oils and mix well. Keep in the fridge and use 2 or 3 times a day after you clean you skin.
Lavender oil has a calming fragrance which makes it a fabulous nerve tonic. There are millions of people around the globe who are the sufferers of headaches, migraines, uneasiness, sadness, nervous tensions and emotional disturbances. Lavender oil can be a just what they need.
If you suffer with headaches, massaging your temples, neck and forehead will induce relaxation and calms tensions usually associated with headaches. Mix lavender with peppermint for double power.
doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil 15 mlDaily hectic routines of work can and do make us tiresome. We all know how fatigued our muscles can get and how amazing a good massage can feel at that moment. Getting a massage with lavender oil blended with a good quality carrier oil is a very special way to de-stress and unwind your tired and aching muscles. Take turns with your partner and give each other massages often: it not only helps you relax, but it will bring you closer to each other, a nice side benefit 😉
12. Lavender Oil For Insomnia
Sooner or later in our lives, everyone has had to deal with insomnia and endure a sleepless night. Thre are many reasons: stress, new job, new relationship, recent breakup, divorce, financial burdens etc. all can lead to sleepless nights, with your mind going round and round trying to figure things out. In this situation you need to find a way to moderate the mind waves and truthfully, nothing can beat lavender in this regard!
Diffuse lavender while you prepare for bed, spray some lavender oil linen spray on your pillow and apply some lavender/cedarwood combination on the bottom of your feet before bedtime and say no to sleeping pills!
13. Lavender Oil For Sunburn
As the summer days roll on, many of us are tempted to go get a nice tan, but rather than do it slowly, a few minutes each day, we go lay in the sun for a few hours, and get sunburn (I am guilty of this). If you are in this predicament, first get out of the sun as soon as you realize your skin is burned. Then take a cool, refreshing shower and spray some lavender water (10 drops of lavender oil to about 1/2 cup of water). If you have aloe gel, or juice, that is even better, as the aloe heals sunburns too, and has a cooling effect.
Because of its anti-microbial properties, lavender oil is perfect for minor cuts and wounds, scratches and small skin infections. In many cases, you can just apply a drop of oil directly onto the wound, and let it work its magic. Repeat as needed after cleaning the wound. Or, you can mix it with some coconut oil (1 part lavender to 5 parts coconut) for larger areas, or to use on children.
Now Foods Lavender Oil, 1-OunceBug bites aren’t fun to deal with: the itching, the scratching, the rash after that, I could just do without! But sometimes, the love of outdoors wins and we end up with a few nasty insect bites that will bother us for days!
Lavender oil is great for soothing the itch of these bites: mix it with tea tree oil or peppermint, or thyme, for faster relief.
Of course, you can also use a combination of oils to keep bugs away in the first place! mix lavender, tea tree and peppermint oil with some water and spray on your exposed skin.
As you can see, lavender essential oil is probably one of the most versatile essential oils. To learn more about the wonderful benefits of this and other essential oils, come back often: we’ll keep adding more helpful information about essential oils on a daily basis.