Lavender essential oil is at the top of my list when it comes to essential oils. Lavender is like the swiss army knife of essential oils, it has so many uses! The benefits and uses for lavender essential oil are endless, and whenever I need to use an oil it’s almost always lavender. Here are 15 ways to use lavender essential oil.
Homemade Vicks Vapor Shower Disks
Lavender essential oil can be used to create these homemade vicks vapor shower disks. These are perfect in the wintertime, and most of the ingredients you can find right in your pantry!
Carpet Deodorizer & Refresher
Freshen up your carpet by mixing 10 drops of lavender essential oil and one cup of baking soda to make a chemical free carpet cleaner.
Ease Motion Sickness
Help ease the symptoms of motion sickness by placing a drop of lavender essential oil on your tongue, behind your ears, and around your navel.
Help Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
When diffused, lavender can help ease seasonal allergies. Find out how here.
Treat Cold Sores
Lavender essential oil can be used to help treat the effects cold sores. Simply add a few drops of essential oil to the affected area.
Make your own bug repellent using lavender essential oil with this recipe.
Help Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep
If you have trouble falling asleep, lavender essential oil can help you sleep better. Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil to your palms and pillow, and inhale.
Make your Own Facial Toner
You can make your own facial toner using ½ oz raw apple cider vinegar, 1 oz witch hazel with aloe, and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. To use, spray on a cotton ball and apply evenly over your face.
Treat Pimples or Acne Breakouts
Help treat pimples or acne breakouts by adding a drop of lavender essential oil to the affected area.
DIY Air Freshener
Make your own air freshener by filling a spray bottle with 10 oz of distilled water and 25-30 drops of lavender essential oil. Shake well.
DIY Foot Soak
Make your own foot soak using 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil and one cup of epsom salt. Soak for 10-15 minutes.
Remove Food Odors
Keep your pantry smelling fresh by placing a cotton ball with a few drops of lavender in your pantry.
Help Grow your Eyelashes
Add a drop of lavender essential oil to your mascara to make it last longer and help your eyelashes grow
Strengthen your Hair
Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your shampoo and conditioner to help strengthen your hair.
Add lavender and peppermint to a carrier oil for sunburn relief.
Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils out there. You can do everything from remove odors, relieve a sunburn, and even ease your seasonal allergies. Lavender essential oil should be in every essential oil users’ arsenal.