The Many Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

The first thing that comes to mind when mentioning lavender is usually relaxation.  Lavender Essential Oil is, in fact, calming and can help to alleviate tension and stress.  But did you know it also has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties?

Lavender has been shown effective in relief of sunburns, insect bites, cuts, blemishes, headaches, muscular aches, skin conditions such as eczema, and stretch marks.

There are multiple effective ways to use Lavender depending on the symptoms.  Here are a few:

Bee Stings & Insect Bites = add 1-2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a carrier oil {olive oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, etc. } and apply to affected area.

Acne/Blemishes = infuse dried lavender buds in water, strain, and use the infused water as a soothing face wash.

Burns = add a drop of Lavender Essential Oil to a teaspoon of honey and apply to the burn.

To Calm/Relieve Tension or Stress = inhale the scent of Lavender Essential Oil as needed or add to bath water.

Skin Conditions = add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a carrier oil {sweet almond oil, coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, etc. } and apply the oil to the affected area.  If you're using a Lavender lotion, make sure it contains real Lavender Essential Oil and not a Lavender Fragrance.

Sunburn = mix a couple of drops Lavender Essential Oil with Aloe Vera Juice and spray on the affected area.

*As with any herb/essential oil, always patch test first to ensure you don't have a negative reaction.  Children and pregnant or nursing women should always consult their physician before using any essential oils.*

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All-Purpose Healing Balm/Salve
Homemade Natural Vapor Rub
Dandelion Salve
Homemade Fire Cider (for Sinus issues)
Little One's Healing Balm

1 comment

daisy g said...

The smell is divine. So many wonderful uses!