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Friday, April 06, 2018

Twelve uses of lavender essential oil

Hello everyone!

I've posted about the many benefits of lavender essential oil before, and today I want to elaborate more on the subject.  Keep on reading to find out 12 amazing uses for lavender oil...


Acne
Take a drop of pure lavender essential oil and apply to acne or pimples.  It should heal within 2-3 days.  Also read: Treating acne with lavender oil  

A migraine headache
Mix 3-5 drops of pure lavender essential oil with 1 teaspoon carrier oil (coconut, almond or jojoba) and rub it on the affected area.  Also read: An introduction to aromatherapy   

Insomnia
Sprinkle a few drops of pure lavender oil on your pillow, a tissue or handkerchief.  You can also inhale its aroma straight from the bottle before going to sleep.  It also eases anxiety and makes you feel more relaxed.  Also read: Colouring: The secret to de-stress 

Air freshener 
Fill a spray bottle with 10 oz (300ml) distilled water, use less water if your spray bottle is small.  Add 25-30 drops of pure lavender essential oil and shake well.  Also read: Blending essential oils for beginners  

Wounds and cuts
Wash the area with clean water, pat dry with a cotton ball and apply pure lavender essential oil to the affected area.  Add a few drops to your favourite cream or carrier oil to use it for chapped lips, dry and itchy skin and other skin irritations. Also read: SOS - Chapped lips! 

Hair growth and dandruff
Use lavender essential oil to massage your scalp by mixing 5-8 drops with 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil.  It stimulates new hair growth and controls dandruff. Also read : DIY: Eyebrow growth serum 

Hay fever
Inhale pure lavender essential oil straight from the bottle or keep a tissue handy with a few drops of essential oil so that you can sniff it throughout the day to lessen the symptoms of hay fever.

Flavour enhancer
Add a few drops of pure lavender essential oil to your cooking and baking to get that floral aroma.  You can also add it to your teas, jams etc.

Bug bites
Apply a few drops of pure lavender essential oil to the bitten area, it reduces swelling and pain.  Also read: Those dreaded jellyfish stings!  

Sunburn
Lavender essential oil is a great sunburn soother.  Just mix a few drops with your favourite carrier oil and apply to the affected area.  It speeds healing and prevents scars.  But remember that lavender oil should never be applied if you are going out in the sun because it makes your skin photosensitive.  It is also useful for minor burns caused by steam or hot objects.  Also read: SOS - Sunburn   

Nausea
Inhale pure lavender essential oil straight from the bottle or use an air freshener using lavender essential oil to deal with nausea and motion sickness. 

Relaxing foot soak
Take a bowl of warm water and add 1 cup Epsom salt and 10-15 drops pure lavender essential oil.  Soak your feet in the water for 10-15 minutes.  It relaxes you and helps you sleep better.  Also read : DIY: Peppermint foot scrub 


I hope you found this helpful!  Have you used lavender essential oil before?  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.



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