25 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

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What are the best ways you can use lavender essential oil? I have a wonderful lavender bush in our backyard that gives off an amazing aroma. Now that we’re using essential oils, I can bring that wonderful smell inside my home. Not only does it smell good, it serves so many different purposes as well. It’s widely known for it’s calming and soothing properties.

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25 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil - one of the best oils you need to have in your cupboard with so many uses for first aid, soothing sleep and cleaning

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Best Way to Use Lavender Essential Oil in Your Home

  • Calming sensory bottle – these are great for young children and those with special needs that need help calming down
  • Sensory bins – lavender added to a sensory bin can create a relaxing play atmosphere for your child
  • Playdough – as your child enjoys building and the dough texture this provides a multi-sensory experience
  •  Air freshener – diffuse this in any room to freshen it up
  • Restful sleep – diffuse this to calm down at night and enjoy a good night’s sleep
  • All purpose cleaner – if you clean with water and vinegar, you can add lavender oil to add a more preferable smell to your cleaner
  • Increase antibacterial properties of laundry or dish soap – as well as a great scent
  • Keep clothes fresh – add a drop of lavender oil to your dryer sheets
  • Add to bed linen or pillow to calm you down at night
  • Clean floors – add lavender to your floor cleaner and make your wood floors shine
  • Deodorize pet area and minimize pet odors
  • Minor sunburns – dilute the lavender oil and apply to sunburn to ease pain and prevent it from peeling
  • Itchy bug bites – ease the pain
  • Ease earache pain – dilute it and apply behind the ear to reduce the pain from earaches
  • Minor burns – keep a bottle in the kitchen so if you burn your self on the stove or a pot, you have a quick pain reliever
  • Warm bath – add it to your bath water  for a relaxing bath
  • Lotion – add it to your bland lotion bottle or make your own lotion
  • Reduce stress – diffuse or rub onto your hands and inhale to help with anxiety
  • Mild acne – apply topically to blemish since they help your skin control the production of sebum
  • Massage – dilute it and apply massages
  • Freshen your shampoo – add it to your dull shampoo to help moisturize your hair
  • calm down tantrums – diffuse or dilute and apply topically to the bottom of your child’s feet to help with stress throughout the day
  • Ease muscle tension – massage to the back of your neck
  • Skin irritations – ease the itchiness by diluting it with a carrier oil and apply to your skin or add to your favorite lotion
  • Fatigue – with a nice warm foot bath, add lavender to the warm water to reinvigorate your mood

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6 thoughts on “25 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil”

  1. So many great uses for lavender oil!! I actually used some the other night – I had a headache and I hate taking painkillers, so I put a few drops of lavender essential oil on a hanky and put it on my pillow next to my head while I read a book, so I could smell it while I was reading. And it worked – by the time I went to sleep, my head was feeling a lot clearer!

  2. What a great list of uses. We go through massive amounts of lavender essential oil at our house! We mostly diffuse it and dilute it to rub on our feet at night to help us fall asleep–all seven of my kids love it and settle down much better when we use it! We’ve also had great results rubbing a bit on sore tummies to help with mild stomach aches.

  3. We used lavender VERY successfully treat chicken pox. I applied a dab of neat lavender essential oil to each and every spot I could see morning and night from the moment they appeared until they were gone. It appeared to inhibit the development of the spots, itching was minimal, healing was rapid and there was no scarring. In addition, sleep was restful and undisturbed. HIGHLY recommended.

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