July Essential Oil of the Month: Lavender

4 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

By: Casey Taylor, Manicurist

By now, most people are familiar with Lavender and its relaxing aroma. Lavender is a plant within the perennial family and is considered one of the oldest plants, dating back to ancient Rome and Europe. Today, lavender’s most popular uses are for helping with sleep and relaxation. However, there are many uses for lavender oil, including improving skin issues, deodorizing the home, reducing stress, and helping with allergies and headaches.

1) Skin

Lavender oil can be good for the skin. Not only may it reduce the appearance of scar tissue, but it also can help calm minor burns, bug bites, and rashes. Apply 2-3 drops of the essential oil to problem areas daily.

2) Deodorize

Lavender is a great deodorizer and air refresher. If you have a diffuser at home, use as many drops as directed within it to keep your home smelling fresh and relaxing. Adding a couple drops to a cotton ball and placing them in drawers and closets can also keep these areas smelling fresh and may repel moths and insects. Lavender is also good to use as a linen spray: in an 8 oz. bottle, add 1.5 oz of rubbing alcohol or witch hazel and add 15 drops of lavender oil with 6oz. of distilled water, and simply spritz on your sheets to refresh.

3) Relax

Feeling stressed or can’t sleep? Simply add a few drops to the palm of your hands, rub your hands together, and inhale deeply to calm nerves and to go to bed with a more peaceful mind.

4) Allergy & Headache

When mixed with other essential oils, lavender can also help with allergies and headaches. Make a headache relief roller blend by adding 5 drops each of lavender, peppermint, and frankincense to a carrier oil in the roller bottle. In order to make an allergy relief blend, add 5 drops each of lavender, lemon, and peppermint to a roller bottle and add carrier oil. Roll each blend onto pressure points when headache or allergies arise.

For more information on lavender and other essential oils, visit our online essential oil shop!

About the Author:

Casey Taylor

License: Manicurist
Studied: Grabber School
Specialty: Manicures and Pedicures

What I enjoy most about my work is making people feel good and providing a time of relaxation and personal attention. I want my clients to be proud of both their hands and feet. My off-time hobbies include art, reading, and spending time with my family.

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