Essential oils are a wonderful natural product to help around your home and with health symptoms. These 20 Practical Lavender Essential Oil Uses are great ways to implement the use of an essential oil into your daily life. While these oils are great for symptom relief and assistance, they are not a replacement for proper medical care. Always consult with your physician for any medical condition prior to using lavender essential oils as a treatment. They are great additions to proper medical care.
20 Practical Lavender Essential Oil Uses
- Bug Bites: Apply in a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil directly to bug bites to relief itching.
- Natural Bug Spray: Mix with oregano oil, tea tree oil and witch hazel or rubbing alcohol for a natural alternative to bug repellent sprays
- Burn Relief: Mix into aloe vera gel or coconut oil and apply to sunburn or any minor burn for added relief.
- Anti-Itch Cream: For hives, bites and general itchy skin lavender essential oil mixed into coconut oil or shea butter is a great choice to relieve itching
- Relaxation aid: Diffuse or inhale lavender essential oil to help relax before a test, big presentation or when life just brings stress to you.
- In Detox Baths: Mix with Epsom salts and add by ¼ cup full to your warm bath to help relax and detox.
- Bedtime Lotion For Kids: Lavender is a great oil to use for helping kids relax for bed time. Add to their lotion or bath and help them relax more and go to sleep easier.
- Sinus Congestion Relief: Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon oils together in a diffuser are an excellent remedy for sinus congestion
- In Lemonade & Baked Goods: Lavender in small doses can add great flavor to baked goods and beverages. Only use therapeutic grade and very small amounts (1-2 drops) if ingesting.
- Eczema Relief: Applied in a carrier oil to eczema you can find itch relief as well as help in healing outbreaks
- Fabric Refresher: A few drops of lavender essential oil in alcohol makes a great fabric refresher to spray on furniture, blankets or linens that have been stored for awhile.
- Laundry Detergent Scent: When making homemade laundry detergent add a few drops of lavender essential oil for a pleasant and soothing smell.
- Ear aches: Applied in a carrier oil behind the ear, the lavender essential oil can help to soothe pain from ear aches.
- Nausea from motion sickness: Lavender inhaled or applied to pressure points in a carrier oil can help relieve nausea symptoms caused from motion sickness.
- Deodorant: Lavender added to a homemade deodorant recipe that includes coconut oil and baking soda provides a pleasant smell and great anti-microbial quality that helps get rid of odors.
- Soothe sore throats and coughs: A drop of lavender essential oil in hot tea is a great way to soothe a sore throat or cough.
- In homemade air fresheners: Lavender is an excellent choice for homemade air fresheners. It also provides the calming quality you want in your home. Combine with lemon for a fresh and soothing scent.
- Menstrual cramp relief: Apply to the abdomen in a carrier oil to help soothe the uterine spasms associated with menstruation.
- Alleviate Panic Attack Symptoms: Diffusing or applying in a carrier oil to pressure points can help calm when a panic attack happens.
- Relieve Athlete’s Foot & Toe Fungus Symptoms: While it won’t cure this, lavender oil mixed with a carrier oil and applied twice a day can help relief symptoms significantly. Most of these fungal infections will require an anti-fungal medication for complete relief.
These practical lavender essential oil uses are sure to be life savers in your daily life.