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9 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Spa still life with lavender oil salt and flowers on wooden table

I’ve been using oils for years. From diffusing, to cleaning to making my own body care products, essential oils have really become a part of my daily routine. 

One of my favourite essential oils and a very popular oil people know and love to use, is Lavender. 

Dating back thousands of years ago, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for mummification, bathing, relaxation, cooking, and even as a perfume. 

This sweet and delicate oil is must-have to keep at home or when traveling. From sleep to bug bites and bee stings, this beautiful oil can take care of it all! 

Here are 9 uses for Lavender essential oil:

  1. Depression/anxiety– Diffuse into air. Rub onto hands and chest. Can combine with castor oil and rub onto chest or stomach. 
  2. Sleep/Insomnia – Rub 1-2 drops on bottoms of feet and/or chest. You can also add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray onto your pillow before bed or diffuse into your room before sleeping. 
  3. Diaper Rash– Add 1-2 drops to a tablespoon of coconut oil and rub a little on child’s rash.
  4. Sunburn/Burns– Either rub it on directly or add 10 drops to 4 oz distilled water; shake well. Spray on location to help with pain, healing and redness.
  5. Teething – Put a drop on your finger and rub it on child’s gums. Clove also works very well for this put taste wise is quite strong! 
  6. Allergies/Hay Fever – Rub on the bottoms of feet with Peppermint.
  7. Bites/bee stings – Place drop directly on the bite to reduce swelling and itchiness.
  8. Stretch Marks– Add 5-10 drops to 1/4 cup jojoba oil or coconut oil and apply to body. Keep sealed in a jar. 
  9. Pregnancy – Soothes breasts and can be used during labor on feet & hips to help with breathing and relaxation.

Always use precaution with oils. It’s important to source out quality and purity, especially if using an oil internally for teeth and gums. Typically, a pure therapeutic grade oil will be quite strong in scent and very little will be needed. 

I noticed this over the years as I continued to switch from brand to brand and testing out different companies. 

What are your favourite oils?

Have questions about using them or where to start? 

Connect with me and let me help! 

samanthagladish@gmail.com

 

 

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