Top 7 Uses For Lavender Essential Oil

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If you only have one essential oil, THIS is the one to have! Lavender is extremely versatile and after reading this post, you won't want to be without a bottle (or two!) Most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, therapeutic-grade lavender also has many uses for skincare. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. 

1. Calming

Rub 2-3 drops of lavender oil in your cupped palms, then inhale deeply to calm the mind. Also, rub on the feet, temples, wrists (or anywhere) for an immediate calming effect on the body. Great for use in crowded areas like planes or subways to carve out your own personal oasis.

2. Sleep aid

Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help you sleep.

3. Bee sting / Insect bite

Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching reduce swelling.

4. Eczema / Dermatitis

Mix several drops of Lavender oil with a nut or vegetable mixing oil (coconut, sesame, etc) and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.

5. Nausea or motion sickness

To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on end of tongue, behind the ears or around the navel.

6. Dandruff

Rub several drops of lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.

7. Cold sores.

Put a drop of lavender oil on a cold sore.