If you have never used essential oil before lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is a beautiful and versatile essential oil for beginners.
It’s commonly know for its relaxing effect on the body but that is just the beginning for the many ways you can use this oil. If you are going to be using Lavender as part of your daily life or health routine be sure to purchase a high quality therapeutic grade lavender. When you use lavender aromatically, internally or topically it travels right to you bloodstream so be sure you purchase oil that doesn’t contain impurities or fillers. If you ready to get started with essential oil, purchase some lavender and then try out these ten different ways to use the oil.
- Bring on a restful nights sleep
If you have trouble relaxing after a long day try rubbing a few drops of lavender onto the bottom of your feet. If you are using this technique on a toddler be sure to dilute the oil first with carrier oil.
- Help a toddler relax
A few drops of lavender placed on a pillow will help a restless child relax. You can also you this on adults.
- Diffuse for a calm a peaceful environment
Diffuse lavender any time of the day you would like create a calm and peaceful environment in your home or office. Best diffused at the end of the day.
- Bug bite or bee sting
Place a drop of lavender essential oil on a bug bite or bee sting to reduce swelling and stop itching.
- Help Skin Irritation
Lavender can have a calming effect your skin irritation. You can use it after shaving to soothe or soften skin or on dry or chapped skin. To do this mix three parts mixing vegetable oil (coconut, almond etc.) with one part lavender oil in a small spray bottle and spritz on effected area.
- Take a Bath
Create a spa like, relaxing atmosphere for you bath. Drop a bit of lavender oil in the water for a calming experience. You can even add Epsom salts to help with an achy body.
- Great smelling sheets and towels
Add a few drops of oil into our laundry detergent with washing sheets or towels for a wonderful fresh and clean scent.
- Aromatherapy to lessen stress
Feeling stressed? Put one drop of essential oil in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and inhale deeply. After you done you can rub you hand on the back of your neck to soothe tension in the upper back and neck.
- DIY body scrubs
There are many DIY body scrubs that call for lavender. You can have fun experimenting with these recipes.
Simple Lavender Scrub
½ cup coconut oil
¼ cup sugar
20 drops pure therapeutic grade Lavender.
Mix together, store in a glass container.
- Cook with lavender
Lavender can add a creative and delicious flavor to scones, breads, truffles, and even cocktails.
Lavender is a must have essential oil and a great first oil to introduce into your health or wellness routine.
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