30 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is known as one of nature’s most fragrant and versatile oils and offers a wide array of aromatic, topical and internal uses.

Lavender oil has been used for thousands of years to calm and relax the mind and body. Its sweet, soothing aroma can help improve balance, energy, and overall well-being. It is also highly sought-after for use in skin care, beauty, and natural cleaning products. True Lavender oil may be used to soothe occasional cuts, bruises and skin irritations. It has recently become popular in kitchens and restaurants worldwide as a way to add variety and rich flavor to dishes.

Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

  1.  Acne – Use just one drop of Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of distilled water and apply it to acne or pimples.  Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.
  2.  Air Freshener – Fill a spray bottle with distilled water and add 25-30 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and shake well before each use.
  3.  Allergies – Inhale Lavender Essential Oil straight from the bottle or wear in a aromatherapy necklace.  You may also put a few drops in water in a diffuser and breathe in that air.
  4.  Bath (Calming/Relaxing) – Mix 3-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in 1 cup of Epsom salts and add to bath.
  5.  Body Oil – Mix 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil with a carrier oil just as jojoba and roll on body.
  6.  Body Scrub – Mix 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup coconut oil.
  7.  Calm Body – Mix 3-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of a carrier oil and rub it on the soles of your feet. Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.
  8.  Chapped Lips – Mix 3-5 drops of  Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of a carrier oil and apply to lips. Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.
  9.  Cleaning – Mix 3-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil with 1 Tablespoon of baking soda and use with a sponge OR mix 60 drops in a bucket of water for things like washing floors.
  10.  Clothing – Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil on a cotton cloth and place in your dryer to keep clothes smelling fresh.
  11. Dandruff – Mix 5-8 drops of  Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of a carrier oil and rub it on the affected area. Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.
  12.  Deodorant – Mix 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil with 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup cornstarch.  Warm coconut oil in the microwave in ten second intervals; when melted stir in the baking soda and cornstarch.  Once mixture cools a little bit (not too warm) you may add in the essential oil drops.  Store in a lidded jar or a recycled deodorant dispenser.  This may also be applied to chapped lips.
  13.  Dry Skin – Mix 3-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of a carrier oil and rub it on the affected area. Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.
  14.  Eczema – Mix 3-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of a carrier oil and rub it on the affected area. Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.
  15.  Flavoring – Add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to cooking, baking, teas, honey, jam, butter etc…
  16.  Foot Soak – Add 10-15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a bowl of warm water with 1 cup Epsom salts.  Soak feet for 10-15 minutes – particularly helpful before bed allowing you to also sleep better.
  17.  Hayfever – Inhale Lavender Essential Oil straight from the bottle or wear in a aromatherapy necklace.  You may also put a few drops in water in a diffuser and breathe in that air.
  18.  Insect Bites – Use just one drop of Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of distilled water and apply it to insect bites.  Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.
  19.  Insomnia – Sprinkle a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil on your pillow or mix a few drops with water in a diffuser and run through the night.  It reduces anxiety and is very calming.
  20. Lotion – Mix 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil with 1/3 cup coconut oil, 1/3 cup pure shea butter.  Warm coconut oil in the microwave in ten second intervals; when melted and no longer hot – stir in the shea butter and essential oils with a hand mixer.  Store in an 8 ounce mason jar to use as needed.
  21. Migraines/Headaches – Mix 3-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a tablespoon of a carrier oil and massage your scalp.  Store in refrigerator.
  22.  Moth Repellent – Apply a couple drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a cotton ball and place in your closet, drawers or attic space.
  23.  Motion Sickness – Inhale Lavender Essential Oil straight from the bottle or wear in a aromatherapy necklace.
  24.  Nausea – Inhale Lavender Essential Oil straight from the bottle or wear in a aromatherapy necklace.
  25.  Poo Spray – Mix 30 drops (approx) of Lavender Essential Oil with 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol and water in a mini essential oil spray bottle.  Spray in the toilet before you go and the oil will create a barrier for the odors when you go poo…
  26.  Rash – Mix 3-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of a carrier oil and rub it on the affected area. Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.
  27.  Sinusitis – Inhale Lavender Essential Oil straight from the bottle or wear in a aromatherapy necklace.  You may also put a few drops in water in a diffuser and breathe in that air.
  28.  Stimulate Hair Growth – Mix 5-8 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of a carrier oil and rub it on the affected area. Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.
  29. Sunburn – Mix 3-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of a carrier oil and rub it on the affected area. Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.  This will speed healing and prevent scars.  DO NOT APPLY IT BEFORE GOING OUT INTO THE SUN!
  30.  Wounds and Cuts – Wash the wound/cut thoroughly and dry.  Mix 3-5 drops of  Lavender Essential Oil in a teaspoon of a carrier oil and rub it on the affected area. Use a roll-on essential oil bottle.

When you create essential oil recipes they need to be stored in cobalt or amber glass containers so they are not affected by heat, light, oxygen or moisture. I tend to use cobalt glass.

I use these 10ML roll-on essential oil bottles:

We keep our Essential Oils in this handy hard shell travel case (holds 54) so I can easily take them all with me camping, to the barn (yes some Essential Oils are great for animals as well as people) and to equestrian shows or any place else we are traveling to.

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