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Lavender Essential Oil Uses

Lavender oil is the number 1 must-have oil for any collection.

Join us as we discuss lavender oil's many essential oil uses and benefits. Lavender has been treasured for thousands of years across many cultures for its desired aroma and multitude of therapeutic benefits. Well-known for its calming and soothing properties, Lavender essential oil can be diffused, applied topically, or used around the home to balance everyday tension and stress, relax the mind and body, and promote restful sleep.

Prized for its calming and soothing properties, Lavender is a highly relaxing aroma that you can use in soaps, bath oils, perfumes, DIY skincare recipes, and linen sprays. With a top-middle fragrance note, Lavender presents a medium-strength floral, herbaceous, sweet, and slightly woody aroma that is highly refreshing and bright.

Diffuse in your home or office to freshen and cleanse the air, and to help combat environmental threats. Dilute Lavender with your favorite carrier oil to soothe skin irritations, or add to your skincare routine for fresh, bright, and glowing skin. Soothe stiff muscles or joints by combining Lavender with a carrier oil and massaging into the afflicted areas after an intense workout.

About Lavender Essential Oil

  • Recommended for many skin types.
  • Can be used with any oil
  • Can help create a calming sleep environment
  • Encourage feelings of relaxation and peace

Lavender Essential Oil Uses

  • To encourage restful sleep, diffuse 4 drops Lavender and 2 drops Orange.
  • Used to encourage restful sleeping, place a drop or two on your pillowcase.
  • To create a mild disinfectant for kitchen surfaces, place a few drops of Lavender and Eucalyptus into a spray bottle filled with water.

Lavender Oil Recipes

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 before heavy application. If you notice any skin sensitivity, do not continue usage.

Soothing Seaweed Wrap

  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut 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.

Hot and Bothered Feet

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.

Calming 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.

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 mix it with Peppermint oil and coconut oil, then rub it on my neck to calm my muscles."
  • "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."
  • "I use it in the aromatherapy pottery necklaces that my Mom and I make"
  • "In hot stone massage with Sweet Almond, Peppermint, Clove, Cedarwood, & Wintergreen."

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

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! Disclaimer: Rocky Mountain Oils is not liable for any damage caused by use of these recipes. Each recipe was tested by employees of RMO and did not cause damage to home or person, but we still implore our customers to use caution before trying a recipe in their home.

Test recipes on small areas before applying them to the entire surface and do not apply recipes to areas that are potentially sensitive (i.e. priceless Victorian tubs, Baby Grand pianos, etc.).