Lavender Essential Oil Uses

Rocky Mountain Oils Lavender

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

lavender essential oil with feetAbout Lavender

  • G.R.A.S.
  • 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.

applying to wrist


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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

applying to feet

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.

Snoring Remedy

  • 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.

lavender flower

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!


19 thoughts on “Lavender Essential Oil Uses

  1. Lorena Boothe

    I like to diffuse lavender next to my bed . My husband likes to put it on his pillowcase. I love the lavender I have purchased from RMO. It’s the one from Bulgaria. I find that the scent is more appealing to me than the one from Hungary. It is of the highest quality. Bonus! Like the post mentions, it is really affordable.

  2. Robin Machuga

    I love to use lavender with witch hazel as a tonic for my face. To about 1/2 c witch hazel, add 3-6 drops lavender, and for a pop to help fade dark spots add 3-6 drops of the lemon oil. I like the one from India. Your skin feels amazing! I also make a hair tonic from coconut oil in a 15 ml bottle, and I add 15 drops of lavender, 8 drops rosemary, use as needed for hair loss on the scalp, or just a little on your hair to promote hair growth. Love it more than argon oil.

  3. RuthC

    I use it with lemon and peppermint essential oils to help with allergies. I mix equal parts in a roller bottle and just apply that neat to the soles of my feet. I was able to stop taking allergy medicine! I put a drop or two in anything I’m going to put on my skin, from facial toner to moisturizer to shampoo. It’s so versatile! I love lavender!!

  4. Rena Armstrong

    I will never be without lavender anymore. I have used it on sunburns, bacon fat burns, steam burns and boiling hot water burns. It is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. No blistering and almost instant relief. The bacon fat burn was on my tummy and I thought for sure that spelled blisters, but I applied the oil right away and then a couple more times….not even a red mark. I also use it for allergy relief. I put a couple drops under my tongue and get relief from phlem in my throat. Doesn’t taste great but it works. I have used it for cuts as well and it really is the best oil all the way around. I was the biggest skeptic of oils, but lavender won me over.

  5. Paual Bradley

    We use it on acne blemishes. It really helps with the inflammation, helps to dry them out, plus when used before bedtime helps to sleep better.

  6. Vay

    I woke up one morning with a spider bite on my hand. It was getting deeper and wider until a coworker suggested lavender oil. I put it on straight from the bottle multiple times per day. It would start spreading again if I missed a day. It took awhile but healed without further problems.

  7. Lorna

    I put two Tablespoons dry rice into a shallow glass jar and add 5 drops Lavender oil then mix well. I place it next to my bed for a restful sleep. I cover the jar every morning with a ceramic coffee mug lid to make the Lavender/rice last longer. Just uncover and shake the jar each night to “awaken” the Lavender.

  8. Joanne

    I’m a night time teeth grinder. I put it on my jaw bone up to my temple at night and I don’t grind my teeth anymore. The stuff is amazing!

    1. Cari

      I am definitely going to try this method. I have tried everything, including spending hundreds of dollars for a night guard – nothing has worked yet. Fingers crossed lavender is the solution.

  9. M. J. C.

    I was using lavender on my husband as a ” Go To Oil”
    His hematologist told him Lavender is not good for men as it reduces testosterone and could cause men to have breast growth.
    Now he won’t use it.
    Internet search does mention these issues. People I have asked are not aware of issues.
    Any one else heard of this?

    1. JC Shannon

      That is a rumor that has been scientifically proven to be false. Lavender does not have estrogenic properties.

      Because of the internet, this rumor gets passed around a lot and that is hard to stop, sadly enough. However, the important thing to know is that Lavender essential oil does not have estrogenic properties and does not cause hormonal problems in men or boys. Thanks for checking! — JC

  10. Jana

    The picture shows just putting the Lavendar oil on without diluting it first. If I want to put it on my skin, should I still dilute it?

    1. Rocky Mountain Oils

      Hi Jana, if you’re spot treating a small burn, you can just put the lavender directly on it. If you’re applying to a larger area, we suggest diluting (1/2 tsp of carrier oil for 4-8 drops of essential oil).

  11. Jake

    I am a student and am always on the go. On some days, I arrive to school at 8 am and my last class will end at 10 pm. On top of that, I have a two hour drive back home. In short, I am incredibly exhausted all of the time. On days like this, I will put a drop or two in my hands and inhale for a minute or two and rub on my neck before I even leave the parking lot. All is right in the world after this ritual.


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