Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to observe and write about these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion.
23 Ways to Use Therapeutic Lavender Essential Oil
For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, put one drop in a capsule or in 4 fl. oz. of rice or goat’s milk.
Note: the uses mentioned here are only in regards to the Young Living brand of essential oils. We cannot suggest uses for other brands as quality varies greatly; 98% of all essential oils produced in the world cannot be used the same ways we use YL oils.
- Rub Lavender oil on the feet for a calming effect on the body. More on foot care.
- Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow, may help with sleep.
- Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite may help to stop itching and reduce swelling.
- Put 2-3 drops of Lavender oil on a minor burn, may help to decrease pain.*
- Drop Lavender oil on a cut, may help to stop the bleeding.*
- Mix several drops of Lavender oil with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.*
- May help to alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on the end of the tongue or around the naval or behind the ears.*
- May help to stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum).*
- Rub a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose, may help to unblock tear ducts.*
- Rub Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin.
- Rub a drop of Lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips.
- May help to reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender oil on and around the affected area.*
- Rub 2 to 4 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant.
- Rub a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply, may help to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.*
- Rub several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp, may help to eliminate dandruff.*
- Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and place in your linen closet to scent the linens and may help to repel moths and insects.*
- Place a drop of Lavender oil in your water fountain to scent the air, may help to kill bacteria and prolong the time between cleanings.*
- Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer, which will deodorize and freshen your laundry.
- Put a drop of Lavender oil on a cold sore.
- Diffuse Lavender oil, may help to alleviate the symptoms of allergies.*
- Spritz several drops of Lavender oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn, may help to decrease pain.*
- Drop Lavender oil on a cut to clean the wound and may help to kill bacteria.*
- Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash, may help to stop the itching and heal the skin.*
Lavender therapeutic-grade essential oil is an essential oil for every household. Replace the medicines in your cabinet that may be synthetic or have chemicals in it. Learn more about how to make the switch if you’re looking for other natural alternatives.
Note: Not all essential oils are the same. Therapeutic-grade essential oils are steam distilled and wild crafted, their oils are carefully extracted by way of hot water and steam and they are free from any synthetic chemicals. Many labels use the words “For External Use Only,” which means that they might include chemicals other than pure oil.
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Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution is not always necessary on non-sensitive areas; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.