I am doing a series that tells all about the ten Everyday Essential Oils that come included with the Premium Starter Kit. Definitely the BEST way to get started with essential oils in your home or as a business. The kit includes 11 oils, a home diffuser, and tons of samples and information. Click HERE to learn more about ordering this amazing starter kit! In this post I want to talk about Lavender Essential Oil and how I use it personally in my home and for my health.
Uses for Lavender Essential Oil:
- Calming: Rub a few drops in your hands, then take a deep inhale to calm the mind. You can also rub on the feet, temples, wrists (or anywhere) for an immediate calming effect on the body. I diffuse it when my kids are starting to get a little wild! I also spray it on my sheets before bed to promote relaxation and sleep. Here is my Lavender Linen Spray recipe
- Skin Irritation: Mix in a carrier oil and apply to the skin on areas of irritation. I use my Homemade Chest Rub recipe for this
- After Sun Care: If you have spent too much time out in the sun, apply to reddened areas using a carrier oil
- Flavor Enhancer: Add a drop of Lavender Vitality essential oil to your favorite beverages for a nice floral flavor. Here is my Lavender Simple Syrup recipe
- Self Care: May complement some of your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products.
- Makeup: Put a drop or 2 in your mascara tube. Here is my Homemade Mascara recipe. You can even use it to remove your mascara, here is my Eye Makeup Remover recipe
- Deodorant: Soothing to the skin and smells great. Here is my Homemade Deodorant recipe, you substitute lavender for the lemon oil in the recipe
- Baths: Add 2.5cups epsom salts and 10 drops of lavender to your bath water, also promotes relaxation
- Cleaner: I add it to my cleaning recipes. Here is my Homemade Multipurpose Cleaner recipe
- Fruit Jams: Make homemade fruit jams infused with Lavender Vitality essential oil. Try mixing it with blueberry, apricot, raspberry, or peach jams and jellies.
- Citrus Treats: Combine Lavender’s earthy, low notes with bright citrus flavors. Experiment with lavender-lemonade or a citrus sorbet.
- Savory Dishes: Balance Lavender essential oil in savory dishes with herbs such as thyme, rosemary and oregano.
*Note: to mix the oil with a carrier oil mix 2 parts carrier oil with 1 part essential oil. We commonly use this oil as a carrier oil.
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How do you use Lavender Essential Oil? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!
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