30+ Uses for lavender oil

Before I started using essential oils, there were some oils that I heard about repeatedly.  One of them was lavender oil.   People were talking about using it for all sorts of things.  I thought it may be helpful, especially for those just getting started to share some of the uses for lavender oil.30+ Uses for Lavender Oil

  1. Soothe minor burns by applying 2-3 drops of oil to the affected area.
  2.  Rub lavender oil on dry, chapped lips or skin to moisten the affected area.
  3.  Add a few drops of lavender essential oils to a cotton ball and place in a drawer or closet to scent linens and deter moths and insects.
  4. Help minimize the appearance of scar tissue by massaging lavender essential oil on and around the affected area.
  5. Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil to a wet cloth or wool dryer balls to scent your laundry.
  6. Diffuse lavender oil to help minimize seasonal discomfort.
  7. Rub a few drops of lavender essential oil on your hand and spread on your children’s sheets and pillow to help them sleep.
  8. Diffuse lavender essential oil to set the mood for a baby shower or other gathering.
  9. Diffuse or inhale lavender essential oil to calm your mind, body and spirit after a hard day.
  10. Diffuse lavender essential oil at night in the bedroom to help you rest.
  11. Rub lavender essential oil on the feet to help calm your body.
  12. Apply lavender oil along the jaw line to help ease teething discomfort in young children {I recommend diluting using V-6 or coconut oil in young children}.
  13. Apply a drop of lavender essential oil on a bee sting or insect bite to help ease swelling, itching and discomfort.
  14. Apply lavender oil to a cut to help stop the bleeding.
  15.  Mix a few drops of lavender oil with coconut or olive oil on eczema or dermatitis.
  16. Place a drop of lavender on the end of the tongue, around the naval or behind the ears to help with motion sickness.
  17. Use a drop of lavender essential oil on a tissue, wrapped with an ice chip.  Place it above the lip and below the nose.  Hold it there as long as comfortable without freezing to help stop a nosebleed.
  18. Rub 2 drops of lavender oil on the armpit as a deodorant.
  19. Help eliminate dandruff by rubbing a few drops of lavender essential oil on your scalp and massaging.
  20. Mix lavender essential oil with distilled water and spray on sunburn to help ease pain.
  21. Rub lavender essential oil on your temples to help eliminate headaches.
  22. Add a few drops of lavender essential oils to your bath.
  23. Rub a drop of lavender essential oils on the bridge of your nose to help with blocked tear ducts.
  24. You can add a drop or two when baking things like bread, cookies, etc.
  25. Add a drop of lavender essential oil to your water for added flavor.
  26. Can be used to help calm children with ADHD.  Especially helpful when used with Peace and Calming.
  27. Mix 4 drops of lavender essential oil with 1/4 cup of Epsom salt in warm water for a relaxing foot bath.
  28. Add 8 drops of lavender essential oil to water in a 32 ounce spray bottle and use as an all natural air freshener.
  29. Place 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil to the inside of new toilet paper rolls.  As you use the toilet paper, it releases the fresh lavender scent into the air, leaving a fresh smelling bathroom.
  30. Put a drop of lavender essential oil on a cold sore to speed the healing process.
  31. Placing a drop of lavender essential oil in a water fountain will scent the air, kill bacteria, and lengthen the time between cleanings.

 

Personally, I have to dilute lavender essential oil to use it on myself, otherwise, I get a little bit itchy.  Do what works for you and your family.  Not all essential oils are created equally. While you may find cheaper bottles on the internet, or even in some stores, they are not therapeutic grade and are not to be ingested.  Young Living essential oils are pure oils and you can find out more about why I choose Young Living oils in this post.

 

What are your favorite uses for lavender essential oil?  What uses did I miss?

 

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Disclaimer: These tips ONLY pertain to the Young Living brand of therapeutic-grade essential oils. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat or prescribe – it is only intended for your better understanding of uses of Young Living essential oils. Please consult with your doctor if you are experiencing illness.  These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

22 thoughts on “30+ Uses for lavender oil

  1. I would love to try adding this into my homemade laundry soap when I wash our bedding. My oldest has a hard time falling asleep and I have always heard that lavender helps to calm and relax people to allow them to fall asleep easier.

  2. I had no idea that Lavender Oil could be used so many ways, I like the one about burns, and the fountain one, and all I have been using for is to help relax, wow thank you for this article

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    • Ugh. The last 2 nights I forgot to use it at bedtime for our family and the kids took FOREVER to settle down. And yes, it was amazing the first time I tried it on my throbbing thumb. It was almost instant relief. My kids always ask for their oil if they get a scrape.

  4. I like tip #4: Help minimize the appearance of scar tissue by massaging lavender essential oil on and around the affected area. I never knew it helped scars!

    • Ha! I wrote this and I forgot about that. I need to do that. My appendix scare is horrible, they did a terrible job with it.

  5. I wasn’t aware Lavender oil can help with motion sickness. I must get some more since I ran out quite some time ago.

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  7. my favorite thing to do with it is Rub a few drops of lavender essential oil on your hand and spread on your children’s sheets and pillow to help them sleep.

  8. Hi, there wasn’t a comment box on the giveaway page so I will comment here! My favorite use for lavender oil is to inhale it to calm my mind and body after a hard day! Thank you for the great ideas!

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