Check out top 30 uses for lavender essential oil. This oil is calming, relaxing and balancing both physically and emotionally. Lavender essential oil is known as the Swiss army of essential oils for good reason.
What is Lavender Essential Oil
The fragrance of Young Living Lavender is calming, relaxing and balancing both physically and emotionally.
You can put a drop or two of lavender in your cupped palms, and inhale. This will draw the scent all the way to that tiny gland in your brain, called the amygdala, but you can call it your emotional warehouse. When it reaches the brain, it calms the mind and then relaxation occurs.
You can also rub it on your feet, temples, wrists, or anywhere you like. Take your bottle with you whenever you need help relaxing or staying calm in any situation.
30 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is known as the “swiss army of essential oils” because of its many uses. There are way more than 30 uses for lavender essential oil, but here are my top 30.
1.Provides a relaxing and calming atmosphere. Put one drop on your pillow or make a spray and put on your kids’ pillows.
2. Support breathing during seasonal changes. Put on hands and breathe in or make a roller and put under nose for runny noses.
3. Add a drop to your mascara for eyelash growth.
4. Add to cooking recipes if you have the vitality label.
5. Massage onto legs before bed to soothe for overactive legs.
6. Calming for babies, just remember to dilute.
7. Supports scalp support – make a spray for the scalp.
8. Very relaxing after a long day in the bath – add 4-6 drops to one cup of Epsom salts then place in the bath.
9. Apply 2-4 drops on location to soothe the pain of minor burns.
10. Diffuse, inhale directly or apply to bottoms of feet to promote relaxation and restful sleep.
11. Take internally (vitality label) or diffuse to reduce seasonal changes.
12. Rub a drop of lavender oil on your palms and smooth over your pillow to help relax the whole family.
13.Rub lavender oil on dry, chapped, or irritated skin.
14. Rub several drops of lavender and coconut oil on sunburned skin to reduce redness and irritation.
15. Diffuse lavender oil during stressful periods of the day to relax muscles and ease tension.
16. Add 4 drops to dryer balls and make your laundry smell good and remove toxins from laundry that dryer sheets contain. Plus adding essential oil to your dryer balls makes the whole house smell amazing, including your laundry!
17. Diffuse in your home to promote positive emotions.
18. Bug bites: Apply to the bite or sting to stop itching and reduce swelling.
19. Bruises: Gently rub a few drops of Lavender oil around and on sore, bruised areas to promote healing, and relief for tenderness and pain.
20. Head support: If your head hurts, rub along hairline, temples, forehead. You can try pairing it with Panaway or peppermint too.
21. Minor cuts: put a couple drops of lavender oil to stop the bleeding and clean the wound.
22. Dry or chapped skin: Apply a few drops on chapped areas. Apply it under your nose where the skin gets irritated from blowing your nose.
23. Chapped lips: Apply as needed to lips. This is great if you’ve had too much sun or in the winter when lips get dried out. Relieves dry, burning, and chapped lips and promotes healing and it’s moisturizing.
24. Calm a hurting throat: Inhale or apply some lavender oil around the nasal passages and massage gently around the neck and throat.
25. Cramping: Massage a few drops into your lower abdomen and/or apply a hot compress onto the area after applying the oil.
26. Moth repellent: Add a few drops to a cotton ball.
27. Use as a massage oil: Apply to muscle strains, sprains, cramps, restless legs to calm and promote healing in sore muscles.
28. Make a spray or diffuse to freshen your home and remove germs.
29. Apply over wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, age spots. I love to add a little frankincense with my lavender.
30. Calm an itchy mouth by applying a drop to your finger then to your upper mouth (palate).
Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
Though it is probably the most popular essential oil on the market, many don’t realize the superiority of Young Living’s Lavender essential oil.
What sets Young Living apart from all other essential oil companies is their farms are open to the public. You can visit any of their farms around the world, and you can participate in planting, distilling, and harvesting not only Lavender but the other crops that Young Living has grown all over the place!
With Young Living, you know their Lavender and all other YL essential oils are completely untouched, rigorously tested, and genuinely pure.
Since Lavender essential oil is so popular in the essential oil world, there are many “Lavenders” out there to choose from. It is also the most adulterated of all essential oils, so it is very important to know what you’re getting.
There is a BIG difference between a $6 bottle of Lavender and a $23 bottle of Lavender! And with Young Living, you can not only see what you’re getting, you can be a part of what you’re getting! The information of where your YL Lavender comes from is not a secret under lock and key.
More Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
There are many other uses for lavender essential oil. Share yours in the comments!