Lavender essential oil is widely popular and well-known. It has a floral, fresh scent and boasts amazing properties that support physical and emotional health and wellness. Even those that don’t know essential oils well have heard or used lavender at some time in their life. Lavender makes for a great starter oil; it is affordable and is tolerated well even by those who might be sensitive. Here are 5 excellent benefits of using Lavender essential oil today.
Lavender Essential Oil
Probably the number one reason people reach for Lavender is its ability to encourage restful sleep. Lavender has been used for ages to help people fall asleep easier, sleep sound and wakeup feeling more rested and refreshed.
To use Lavender essential oil for sleep it can be diffused or applied to the soles of the feet 30-60 minutes before bed.
- 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 drop Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Optional – 1 drop of Plant Therapy’s Self Esteem or Relax Blends
This blend can be diffused or diluted with a carrier oil and applied topically.
Lavender’s floral scent makes lavender a great essential oil for elevating a hot bath using these calming Lavender bath bombs or in this lavender soap, spritzing on pillows and blankets, or even deodorizing the carpets in your home and the cushions in your vehicle as well as kids smelly shoes. Because of its aroma it’s often used in sachets, room sprays and potpourri.
Lavender essential oil fights bacteria and will keep areas near water fresh and clean, when diffused. The aroma of lavender is appealing and has a positive impact on mood and outlook. For a lovely subtle scent, make your own reed diffuser which is great for small rooms such as bathrooms and laundries.
Comfort and Care
Believed to be an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antiseptic; Lavender essential oil is often used to wash unopened wounds and can provide support when ill. Lavender may ease symptoms of distress, aid digestion and offer relief from minor physical aches and pains. Just diffuse a couple of drops of Lavender with one drop of Frankincense for a relief blend. This amazing oil is also great for using in a Cracked Foot and Heel blend which can be made with just a few ingredients.
With its amazing properties, lavender essential oil can also be used in homemade hand soap.
For those cool winter days when you feel a cold coming on, make a natural vapour rub to rub on their chests, back and bottoms of feet.
Lavender essential oil has wonderful anti-aging properties and can leave skin feeling soft, supple and youthful. Using lavender essential oil regularly may lighten and brighten complexion and Lavender can comfort and soothe skin irritations.
Add a drop or two of the oil to your skin care products, lotions and shampoos to get everyday benefits.
Touchable Face Serum Blend
- 10 oz Jojoba oil (or other carrier oil you prefer for you skin type)
- 3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2 drops Geranium Egyptian Essential Oil
- 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Apply directly to skin to soothe irritation, improve tone or texture.
You could also use Plant Therapy’s Lavender Hydrosol if you don’t want to mix your own.
Peace and Calm
The aroma of Lavender essential oil works well to help relieve tension, calm restlessness and improve mood. Lavender essential oil does a great job of settling the mind and comforting a wounded spirit; I highly recommend it during times of turmoil.
To promote peace and calm in the home diffuse a couple drops in an aromatherapy diffuser. For individual use apply to the hands or wrists while take a few deep breaths.
- 3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 drops Basil Linalool Essential OIl
- 1 drop Vetiver Essential Oil
- 1 drop Melissa Essential Oil
Add all ingredients to a roller bottle and top with carrier oil to use on the go. This blend could also be diffused.