10 Ways To Use Lavender Essential Oil
by Samique Rizvi on May 23, 2020
Lavandula augustifolia commonly know as True Lavender or English Lavender (though not native to England), is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean (Spain, France, Italy, Croatia etc.). Lavender Essential Oil or Lavender Flower Oil is obtained from the distillation of the flower spikes of the lavender plant.
Lavender Essential Oil has been used throughout history for its therapeutic properties. Lavender Oil is so versatile that it is used for almost everything! Here's our 10 favorite ways to use Lavender Essential Oil!
1. Blending Genius
There are four different types of essential oils in blending: Personifiers, equalizer, enhancers and modifiers. If you are making a blend and you can't quite get it together, use a few drops of lavender essential oil to bring all the essences together into harmony and synergy. This works because Lavender is an equalizer, enhancer and modifier, a perfect oil to serve as a basis for your blend.
2. Acne Buster
Studies show that lavender is an all natural antibacterial agent. That means lavender oil kills bacteria and this can prevent and heal acne breakouts. It unclogs pores and reduces inflammation when applied on your skin. It works similar to tea tree oil but is way gentler on your skin. To use lavender oil for acne busting, add a few drops of lavender to some coconut oil or other carrier oil and simply apply it to your face using a Q-tip or a cotton ball after washing your face.
Alternatively, you can make a lavender facial toner by mixing a few drops of lavender oil with organic witch hazel (make sure you get witch hazel without alcohol to prevent your skin from drying out). Mix it in a spray bottle and spray it on your face throughout the day for luscious looking skin.
3. Natural Fabric Softener
Instead of using a fabric softener full of harsh chemicals, you can use lavender essential oil. Just, add a few drops to wool dryer balls or a clean cloth and put it in the dryer with your laundry. This will keep your clothes soft and smelling fresh and nice!
4. Wound Healer
If you have a burn, cut, scrape or another wound, lavender oil can help speed up the healing process as lavender oil is full of antibacterial properties and promotes the healing of skin tissue. To use lavender oil on your wounds, mix a few drops with a teaspoon of tamanu oil or even fractionated coconut oil and apply the mixture on your wounds with a cotton ball. Lavender Oil can reduce scars from your wounds as well.
5. Sleep Restoration
Lavender is full of insomnia battling properties and it's the MVP of relaxation. Diffuse a 10 drops of lavender in your bedroom an hour before going to bed. By the time you go to bed your bedroom is its own little oasis of relaxation and this will help you get better and deeper sleep. You can also try our expertly formulated Wind Down Essential Oil Blend Roll-On. It contains Lavender, Blue Chamomile and Cedarwood Oil, diluted in fractionated coconut oil. This blend is perfect for you if you are struggling with insomnia or having a hard time getting good sleep.
6. Linen Spray
Mix 10 drops of lavender in an ounce of distilled or purified water in a spray bottle and spray it on your sheets, curtains and pillow cases to create a soothing environment.
*(If you are looking forward to having some sensual time with your love or yourself, DO NOT spray lavender because it mellows you down and lowers libido.)*
7. Oh-So-Good! Bath
It comes as a no surprise that lavender goes hand in hand with a self-care relaxing bath. Add 10-12 drops of lavender with a cup of epsom salts to a warm bath. Take a relaxing, soothing and calming soak and fell OH SO GOOD!
8. Insect Repellent
Lavender Oil as an insect repellent is a must have in your camping supplies. Insect bites cause redness, itching and pain. They can sometimes become infected. Lavender oil helps relieve insect bites by warding off bacteria and reducing inflammation. It also naturally helps relieve pain. Make a lavender bug spray by mixing five drops of lavender essential oil in four ounces of water. Spray it on your clothes and body before you head out to ward off bus and insects.
9. Makeup Removal Pads
A gentle mix of few drops of lavender in witch hazel and coconut oil whisks away makeup from the skin and a nice clean face before a face wash.
10. Wrinkled Face
Free radicals are partly responsible for fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Lavender oil is full of antioxidants, which help protect you from the free radicals. To use lavender oil for wrinkles, use a few drops lavender essential oil along with coconut oil. The mixture can be used as a moisturizer once or twice a day.
What are your favorite ways to use Lavender Essential Oil? Comment below. 🤗🙏🏾❤️
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