Lavender Essential Oil – What you need to know!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Lavender Essential Oil – What you need to know!

Lavender essential oil is one of the most common essential oils used today. For good reason. Read on to find out how spectacular this oil really is!

lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil is believed to be used for at least 2500 years for medicinal and religious purposes by the Romans, Egyptians and Greeks. It’s said to have been used as perfume, mummification, bathing, cooking and air freshener. But today Lavender Oil is used for so much more.

Extraction Method

lavender essential oil

Lavender Essential oil is extracted from the flowers of the lavender plant through a process called steam distillation.

 

steam distillation
Source: Pixabay

Beneficial Properties & Uses

Lavender Oil should be a staple in everyone’s first aid kit. Check out the beneficial and medicinal properties and uses below.

  • antibacterial
  • antiseptic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antidepressant
  • anti-fungal
  • antimicrobial

More Benefits

diffuser essential oils

Not only does Lavender Essential Oil provide all the benefits listed above but keep on reading for more.

  • The aroma itself is very pleasing.
    • Diffuse
    • Wear as perfume
  • Reduces anxiety and emotional distress.
    • Diffuse
    • Inhale directly from bottle
  • Acts as a mild sedative to help you fall asleep and stay asleep longer.
    • Diffuse
    • Inhale directly from bottle
    • Spray on your sheets and bedding for a restful night.
  • Reduces acne and helps with complexion.
    • Add to your face wash
  • Relieves headaches, especially those caused by tension.
    • Inhale directly from bottle
    • Rub on temples
    • Rub on back of neck
  • Soothes bug bites, sun burn, and other skin irritations.
    • Rub on burns, bites, and rashes to soothe the irritation.
  • Cleans and heals cuts, and wounds.
    • Put a couple drops on minor cuts, scrapes, and wounds to disinfect and relieve pain.
  • Reduces nausea and motion sickness
    • Rub behind your ears
    • Inhale directly from bottle
    • Diffuse
  • Strengths hair and helps soothe dry itchy scalp
    • Add 10-15 drops to your bottle of shampoo

5 of my most favorite ways to use Lavender Essential Oil

Mix a few drops into 2 cups of baking soda and shake over carpets or upholstery before vacuuming to leave a wonderful toxic free scent while deodorizing. (Tip: Use a grated cheese shaker)

Add a couple drops to wool dryer balls for wonderful smelling laundry.

Add 10 drops into a glass mist spray bottle and fill the rest with distilled water to use like febreeze and to deodorize and freshen the air.

Put a few drops to the inside of the toilet paper tube and it will keep the bathroom smelling fresh.

Rub scars and stretch marks with the oil to decrease appearance as well as tighten skin.

Precautions

Although Lavender Oil is light enough to actually apply “neat” you should still always dilute. Especially those with sensitive skin.

dilute essential oil before use

When using essential oils topically it is very important to dilute them correctly. Not diluting them can cause you or your loved ones ill reactions. Using oils “neat” or undiluted can cause problems to even the healthiest person you know. The oils can cause respiratory problems, skin irritation as well as other problems if not properly diluted!

Go here to read more about using carrier oils and diluting essential oils. You can also subscribe to my blog and receive my free essential oil dilution calculator!

Thanks for reading.

Do you use lavender essential oil in your house?

What’s your favorite lavender essential oil use?

Let me know in the comment’s below.

Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Signature
Stacey

 

  • neverwithoutnavy

    Just started using essential oils and of course have lavendar! Thanks for sharing all these great benefits!