Lavender is probably the best-known essential oil ever. It has a fragrant aroma that smells calming and relaxing, and you can probably recognize the scent of Lavender essential oil in some of your favorite body care products.
Because it’s one of the most versatile essential oils, it’s often referred to as the Swiss-army knife of essential oils. Typically, if you’re in doubt on what oil to use just reach for Lavender.
What is Lavender Essential Oil?
Lavender is one of the MOST popular essential oils in the market. It’s been used for centuries for relaxation, sleep and skin care.
Lavender is available in a 15 ml size for topical and aromatic use, and as Lavender Vitality in a 5 ml bottle for dietary and internal use. It’s the exact same oil blend in both bottles. The labels just indicate different uses to make it easier for you to know how to use them.
10 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
1. Promote relaxation
Unwind by adding a 5 drops of Lavender essential oil to a nighttime bath with some Epsom salts. Or put 6-8 drops in a diffuser for a comforting and calming scent.
2. Promote restful sleep
Put a drop or two of Lavender essential oil on your pillow or diffuse at night.
3. Make a DIY air freshener
Add 10 drops of Lavender essential oil and one tsp of witch hazel to a small spray bottle and fill with water to make your own DIY air freshener. Spray linens, bedding and even closets.
4. Soothe skin
Add Lavender essential oil to your favorite skin care or body care products.
5. Give a relaxing massage
Create a DIY massage oil that promotes relaxation – which is great right before bedtime. Add 2 drops of Lavender essential oil along with almond oil as a carrier oil, and massage on the skin. This is great for kids right before bed.
6. Make your own facial serum
Just add 3 drops Frankincense and 3 drops Lavender essential oils to 1 oz carrier oil (such as argan or rosehip) to make your own DIY facial serum.
7. Create your own baby balm
Soothe baby’s skin between diaper changes. Add 1-2 drops of Lavender to a teaspoon of coconut oil and use a DIY baby balm.
8. Get gorgeous lashes
Add a drop to your favorite mascara to help promote healthy eye lash growth.
9. Freshen up laundry
Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to a set of wool dryer balls and use in place of traditional dryer sheets. The wool dryer balls help to reduce wrinkles and drying time, while the Lavender helps to infuse clothes with a fragrant aroma.
10. Make lavender lemonade
Add 1/2 drop of Lavender Vitality to this homemade lemonade recipe for a delicious alternative to traditional lemonade.
Lavender Lemonade recipe -Yummy! 😋
- 1/2 cup raw honey (or more according to taste)
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 5 drops Lemon Vitality
- 1/2 drop Lavender Vitality
- 3 cups water
- Heat water and raw honey in a small saucepan on low heat. Stir well.
- Remove from heat and add to a small glass pitcher.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
- Serve over ice.
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Original article by Tracey Black at Don’t Mess with Mama.