Essential Oils 101: Lavender

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As we begin our journey into learning about individual essential oils and oil blends, I have decided to start with the essential oil that I feel is not only the most versatile essential oil, but also one of the most beneficial to the largest population of people.

Young Living Lavender essential oil is by far my most used oil of all time. Why? Let me tell you!

Why I love lavender:

  • Lavender is one of the only oils that can be safely used undiluted (in some cases) and is gentle enough for babies, children, and pregnant & breastfeeding mommies
  • Lavender has lots of uses
  • Lavender is naturally anti-pathogenic (destroys bacteria & viruses)
  • Lavender smells lovely!

Some uses for lavender:

  • Calms anxiety / Soothe emotions / Reduce stress
    • Rub one drop onto your temples, then rub into your hands, cup hands together & inhale deeply
    • Diffuse in your diffuser
  • Encourage restful sleep / Insomnia
    • Make a lavender spray for your pillow, use a few drops in your bath before bed, and/or use the anxiety calming technique
    • Diffuse in your diffuser
    • Make up some bath salts with lavender essential oil & epsom salts. So relaxing!
  • Soothe and cleanse irritated skin
    • Apply directly to the irritated area, or dilute in a carrier oil and apply
  • Scrapes/sores
    • Apply directly to the irritated area
  • Neutralize insect bites/stings
    • Apply directly to the bite/string area
  • Regenerate burns/damaged skin
    • Apply directly to damaged area or mix in aloe vera gel & apply. You can also mix in a few drops of colloidal silver to help repair the damaged skin. DO NOT apply to opened wounds & DO NOT dilute in an oil as this will trap heat and create further burn damage.
  • Headaches
    • Rub one drop onto your temples, then rub into your hands, cup hands together & inhale deeply
    • Mix with peppermint essential oil & dilute in a carrier oil for further relief
  • Allergies
    • Mix a 2:2:2 drop ratio with lemonpeppermint essential oils, then take orally (in a gel capsule or water). NEVER take non-Young Living essential oils orally.
  • Make products for baby
    • Baby bath wash & shampoo can be made with castile soap, water & lavender essential oil
    • Dilute in coconut oil & apply as a skin moisturizer and for diaper rash
    • Dilute in coconut oil & shea butter to help treat baby eczema
  • Freshen laundry
    • Add a drop or two to a wash rag & throw in your dryer with your laundry to freshen the scent
  • Air freshener
    • Dilute several drops in a spray bottle filled with filtered water, shake up the bottle & spray in air, on carpet & on fabric covered furniture
  • Help with motion sickness & nausea
    • Place a drop of Lavender oil on end of your tongue, behind your ears or around your navel
  • Cold sores
    • Apply a drop directly to the cold sore
  • Dandruff
    • Rub a few drops into your scalp or add a few drops to your homemade shampoo
  • Sunburn or chapped lips
    • Apply directly to the sunburn or chapped lips. I have personally found lavender to be very effective for eliminating blistering, peeling, pain & itching due to sunburns & promoting faster healing.

These are just a few of my favorite uses for lavender. There are many more uses for this incredible oil!

What questions do you have about lavender essential oil? How have you used lavender essential oil?

Contact me if you would like more information on purchasing this amazing product!

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