Simple Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil


Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is probably the one of most commonly known essential oil. Many believe that every home should have a bottle of lavender oil because of its versatile nature.

Here are just some of the many ways you can use your lavender essential oil:

  • Keep a bottle of lavender essential oil in your first aid kit. It can be applied neat (without dilution) on minor cut wounds and burns. It also helps to prevent scaring.

  • Freshen up your laundry - put a few drops on a washcloth and place it in the dryer with other clothes before turning on the dryer.

  • Put a few drops in your diffuser: lavender’s herbal, floral scent is calming and relaxing, particularly useful for those who have trouble sleeping.

  • Bring it with you when you go hiking – it comes in handy when you get insect bites or minor cuts. Lavender reduces itchiness and relieves pain.

  • Use it as an air freshener – fill up a spray bottle with distilled water and a few drops of lavender oil. Spray it in the air.

  • Blend it with other essential oil – mix lavender with other essential oil for skin care and other therapeutic uses!

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References:

  1. Azzaro, K. (2015) Healing Wounds and Scars, Emotionally and Physically, with Essential Oil Energetics. NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal, Winter, 2015.4: Page 43.

  2. Davis, A. (2015) Evidence Based Clinical Materia Medica, NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal, Winter, 2015.4: Page 68.

  3. Worwood, V. (1991) The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

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