Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of those essential oils that we probably have the most testimonies with. From burns to sleep and everything in between, this miracle oil is probably located in every room of our house. Below are 30 ways to use lavender essential oil. Some of these ways to use this oil will probably shock you.

30 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

  • Sleep Like a Baby: A few drops on their pillow will help ease their minds, calm their bodies, and help make bedtime a little easier on Mama.
  • Natural Bathroom Freshener: The next time you need to freshen a bathroom, use a spray bottle of lavender and water to take advantage of lavender’s antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, and antiseptic properties, as well as its light scent.
  • Eliminate the Smell of Vinegar: Add a few drops of lavender to the bottle of vinegar and it’s pure magic in the kitchen.
  • Therapeutic Dish Soap: If your liquid soap is a bit flat, add lavender for additional aromatherapy benefits and more antibacterial properties.
  • Spray on Your Linens: Energize your linens with spritzes of lavender oil. It leaves no oil marks, and freshens your whole closet.
  • Lavender Candles: Add lavender to your candlemaking for a relaxing scent.
  • Wooden Floor Polish: Commercial floor polishes contain harsh chemicals– nothing you want your babies crawling on! Just add lavender oil to your normal cleaning liquid to oil your floors while you clean!
  • Clean your Cap: A well-worn ball cap can be disgusting after years of wear, so add a few drops of oil to make it a little more bearable (ahem, Jonathan ;))
  • Renew Your Mattress: When you change your sheets, spritz your mattress with some lavender oil to freshen your mattress.
  • Air Freshener: In a small mason jar with holes punched in the lid, put baking soda and 5–6 drops of lavender oil. Place near your garbage can, dirty clothes, or in the bathroom, and shake often.
  • Dog Deodorizer: Add a shake or two of your baking soda/lavender oil mixture to your carpets and rugs and then vacuum it up.
  • Extend the Life of Your Potpourri: If you have a bowl of potpourri that has seen better days, try refreshing it with a few drops of lavender oil.
  • Suck it Up: Your vacuum can make your whole home smell better or worse. Add a few drops of lavender, lemon, and peppermint in the bag to freshen the air coming out of the vacuum.
  • Cut the Citrus: Use lavender in lemon sauces for chicken or fish, lemon or orange marmalades, citrus dressings, or lemonade.
  • Lavender Marinades: Untraditional, perhaps, but try adding a few drops to a garlic and rosemary blend for chicken, spread over vegetables, or honey-and-lavender-marinated chicken breast.
  • The Perfect Baking Addition: Lavender is a floral addition to lemon lavender cookies, lavender sugar cookies, muffins, cakes, and more.
  • Sugar and Vanilla Substitute: Using lavender oil as a substitute for vanilla makes a delicious twist in icings, custards, creams, honey, or even maple syrup.
  • Face and Body Scrub: Fill a baby food jar with oatmeal and add 5-8 drops of lavender oil. Add water and it becomes an excellent natural scrub, using just a little at a time.
  • Baby Bath Time: Instead of normal soap and water at baby’s bath time, add a few drops of lavender oil to the warm water. Your little one’s skin will be pampered and soft and it’ll help settle them down for bed.
  • Stress Be Gone: Speaking of baths, add it to your own bath to help relax your muscles, ease anxiety, and calm the nerves.
  • Hair Conditioner: Add a few drops to a handful of water and massage into your hair. Breathe deeply and let it relax you while it conditions your hair.
  • Skin Imperfections: Lavender helps balance the glands in your skin and control breakouts.
  • Burn Relief: When you’ve slightly overdone it in the sun, a little lavender oil is helpful in calming skin irritation.
  • Cuts and Scrapes: Lavender’s disinfecting properties make it great for relief from cuts and scrapes, in addition to being wonderful for the skin around it.
  • Soothing Ear Pain: Warm lavender (don’t scald it), mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil, and massage around the ears (NOT in them) and near the glands in the throat.
  • West Coast Air: If you suffer from dry, itchy skin, add lavender to coconut oil and use like a soothing lotion.
  • Sore Feet: If your heels are dry and tough from sandals all summer or the cold weather all winter, add half a dozen drops of lavender oil in a warm foot bath.
  • Splinter Magic: Do you have a splinter? Add a few drops of lavender, allow the splinter to swell, and slip out on its own.
  • Breathe Easy: Lavender oil can calm down unruly head and respiratory issues. Just apply a drop on the back of your neck, chest, or cheeks/bridge of your nose.
  • First Aid Kit: There are plenty of doTERRA products that would be incredible additions to your First Aid Kit, but if you must choose only one, make it lavender. Basic first aid kits are often focused on minor skin issues, which is just what lavender oil is made for.

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