When asked which oil is the “must-have” oil in any essential oil kit, we repeatedly give the same response: Lavender. The most common oil in the essential oil industry is lavender and for many great reasons. In this article, we will talk about the many lavender essential oil uses and the benefits of using lavender.
First of all, lavender is a very affordable oil. Second, the oil is extremely versatile; physically the plant is antispasmodic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, and mentally the plant is well known for establishing emotional equilibrium or peace and assisting in sleeping.
Aromatic influences: Balancing. Health, love, peace and consciousness. Soothing, calming, reassuring.
Lavender & Other Oils
Lavender blends well with most oils, especially citrus and floral oils. Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Clary Sage, Pine, Geranium, Vetiver, Patchouli, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Neroli, Rose, Petitgrain bigarade
- Non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Great for all skin types.
- Can be used with any oil
- Brings deep relaxation
- Balances emotions
- Lifts mood
- Encourages compassion and gentleness toward others.
- Reduces stress and tension, calming in small amounts.
- Good for washing minor cuts
- Relaxes tight muscles, lessens pain.
- Improves digestion.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Purifying to the body and works as a disinfectant.
Lavender Essential Oils Uses
- Relieve painful swelling by making a cold compress with 4 drops Lavender and 2 drops Yarrow.
- To relieve insomnia, diffuse 4 drops Lavender and 2 drops Orange.
- Use Lavender in rinse water when you clean hand-washable clothing.
- Rub a couple of drops into your temples to relieve a headache.
- Put a drop or two on your pillowcase to help you sleep at night.
- Soak a towel in warm water and 6-10 drops Lavender and wrap it around body to promote perspiration and help expel toxins from the body.
- Make a water spray with a few drops each of Lavender and Eucalyptus to use as a mild disinfectant for counter tops.
- There are so many lavender essential oils uses. Get creative!
Here are a few recipes involving Lavender oil. Hope they help!
- Please note: With any recipes involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.
Soothing Seaweed Wrap
- 2 drops Lavender
- 1 drop Rosemary
- 3 tablespoons Almond Oil
- 8 ounces concentrated, dried, micronized seaweed powder
Mix the seaweed powder with a little warm water and make a paste. Add the essential oils to the almond oil, then stir this mixture into the seaweed paste.
Take a warm shower and exfoliate your skin using a loofah or body scrubber to aid absorption of the seaweed minerals. Apply the seaweed paste to your whole body, starting from your feet. Ask someone to apply it to your back and other areas you cannot reach. Cover yourself in plastic wrap and lie in a warm place for 20 – 30 minutes. Remove the plastic wrap and rinse off seaweed paste with a warm shower.
Drink several glasses of water after treatment to prevent dehydration, because seaweed has a strong diuretic effect.
Soothe Burns or Sunburn
- 6 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Roman Chamomile
- 2 drops Spearmint
- 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
Apply blend to area.
Hot and Bothered Feet Remedy
- 1 drop Eucalyptus globulus
- 3 drops Lavender
- 1 drop Peppermint
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
Use in one of the following ways:
- Dissolve baking soda into a foot basin or pail of tepid water. Add the essential oils, sit down, and soak your feet. This will not only make your feet feel better, but the aroma of the essential oils will make you feel more energetic.
- When you have neither the time nor the interest to soak your feet, put the above ingredients into a spray bottle with 1 cup water. Shake the bottle and spray your feet. Allow them to air dry.
Calm Emotional Anxiety Bath
- 2 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Rosewood
- 1 tablespoon F.C.O.
Add to a warm/hot bath and soak for 20 minutes. Can also dissolve the formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to the bath water.
- 30 drops Geranium
- 50 drops Lavender
- 40 drops Sweet Marjoram
- 20 drops Cedarwood
- 15 drops Eucalyptus globulus
- 15 drops Basil
- 4 ounces pure water
Add all ingredients to a 4-ounce, fine-mist spray bottle. Mist numerous times before going to sleep and have the snorer inhale deeply. If necessary, mist again during the night to quiet the snorer. Can refill the water 3-5 times before you need to refill the oils.
Suggestions from Our Customers
Our customers weigh in on lavender essential oils uses:
- “I put it on the bottom of my feet before bed.”
- “I use it with coconut oils for inflammation and pain. I use it as aromatherapy. I want to use it in recipes too!”
- “I mix it with Peppermint oil and coconut oil, then rub it on my neck to calm my muscles.”
- “For bruising, cuts, relaxing bath, great for meditation, the list goes on and on.”
- “I like to make a room spray of Lavender, Peppermint, and Tea Tree oil, equal amounts.”
- “On burns. I put it on immediately after a burn and I don’t blister usually not even a mark the next day.”
- “To rid myself of mosquito bites and to calm my beagle.”
- “Insect stings, insomnia, and deodorant.”
- “I like to make a stick of it, with coconut oil, beeswax, Lavender and Tea Tree oil, I keep it in my first aid kit and treat cuts and scrapes with it.”
- “The other morning my 2 year old grandchild was running a high fever of 102 degrees. I made her sniff pure Lavender oil for a few seconds and mixed a drop of the oil with unscented lotion, and rubbed on her body. Within 5 minutes her fever went away and she was all jolly and playing all day long after that. The fever never came back. (Be sure it’s 100% pure Lavender oil, not cut with something even from a health food store).”
- “On poison oak rash. Dries up the oozing blisters, takes away the itch and speeds healing time immensely.”
- “My daughter had a bloody nose that was pouring — wouldn’t stop. So I put some Lavender on a paper towel and made her hold it to her nose. In about 10 seconds her nose stopped bleeding and never started again.”
- “Anything that itches, earaches, and all allergies. Lavender is good for a lot of things, that’s just a few things that I have used it for lately.”
- “I use it in the aromatherapy pottery necklaces the my Mom and I make”
- “On my temples to relieve headache. And in bath water with a few mineral sea salts. Heaven!”
- “In hot stone massage with Sweet Almond, Peppermint, Clove, Cedarwood, & Wintergreen.”
Last of All
What do you like to do with Lavender oil? It’s an incredible oil. Share it with us in the comment section below!