Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. If you are new to essential oils or are thinking of starting to use essential oils, Lavender is one of the most versatile oils. Lavender’s dynamic aroma has made the flower a classic for so many uses. Lavender has an enchanting natural chemistry that exhilarates the mind and body. If you feel agitated or stress, calmly inhaling Lavender’s rich and sweet-herbaceous aroma can melt away your worries. By offering balance, Lavender promotes restoration.
The most common use for Lavender is aromatically (diffusing). But with this oil’s versatility, I wanted to share some additional uses for you. Here are 15 Amazing uses for Lavender oil:
- Calm down: Inhale lavender and peppermint and apply to neck to help calm stress and relieve tension.
- Relax and Revitalize: Drop a bit of lavender essential oil along with Epsom salts in your bath water for an ultra-relaxing experience.
- Head-to-toe rest: After a hard workout or a long day on your feet, rub lavender along with lemongrass on your legs and feet. It will help soothe sore muscles and fully rest.
- Take the acid out of vinegar: Add four to five drops of lavender to your vinegar cleaning mixture for a more bearable scent.
- Quick fix: Mix three parts fractionated coconut oil with one part lavender essential oil in a small spray bottle or roll on to help clear up skin irritation associated with chafing. Great for little ones!
- Bring on the ZZZ’s: Rub on the bottoms of the feet for a more restful sleep.
- Enjoy a fresh, clean mattress: Sprinkle a mixture of one cup baking soda and 10 drops of Lavender essential oil over your mattress. Allow the mixture to sit for at least one hour then use the vacuum hose to clean it up. You can combine with drops of eucalyptus, peppermint, clove, or rosemary as well.
- Banish burns: The next time someone doesn’t realize the iron or pan is still hot, apply lavender oil to the affected area to soothe skin irritation, relieve redness and ease swelling.
- The oatmeal secret: Fill a baby food jar with oatmeal, and add five to eight drops of lavender oil. When it’s time to wash your face, add water, and it becomes an excellent natural scrub! A little goes a long way.
- Better bedtimes: A few drops of lavender placed on a pillow will help a restless toddler (or adult) fall asleep and stay asleep.
- Flavor twist: Lavender adds a unique and delicious flavor to marinades, custards, bread, cookies, icings, and even honey and syrup.
- Homemade aftershave: Use after shaving to soothe and soften skin, and lessen the redness and burn caused by razor burn.
- Take the “ouch” out: One drop of lavender will help relieve the pain and sensitivity of occasional sore gums, dry or chapped lips, occasional scrapes, and abrasions, or after too much sun.
- Clear the mind: Apply lavender to the temples and back of the neck to lessen the effects of stress and anxiety and to promote mental clarity.
- Care for baby belly: Rub lavender essential oil onto an itchy tummy while pregnant.
- Therapeutic dish and laundry soap: If your liquid soap smells a bit flat, you can add lavender for additional aromatherapy benefits. It transforms your cleaning experience!