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!
Azzaro, K. (2015) Healing Wounds and Scars, Emotionally and Physically, with Essential Oil Energetics. NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal, Winter, 2015.4: Page 43.
Davis, A. (2015) Evidence Based Clinical Materia Medica, NAHA’s Aromatherapy Journal, Winter, 2015.4: Page 68.
Worwood, V. (1991) The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy