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Top Uses For Lavender Oil

Top Uses For Lavender Oil
October 20, 2015 1 comment

Blue World Newsletter

When you smell lavender essential oils, it almost immediately conjures images of the most relaxing escapes. I always see crisp white linens on a fluffy bed, a relaxing massage, their blue-purple flower buds swaying in the gentle breeze on a farm in Provence… Lavender is perhaps the most versatile of therapeutic essential oils. You can find it in almost anything in any form. Of course you can buy it as an undiluted oil, but it is alo used in soaps, perfumes, room sprays, candles, you name it they make it.

Here are a few of the different ways you can use it as a Blue World Naturals Therapeutic Essential Oil:

1. Relaxation:

Ideally it is used for relaxation purposes. Its scent is known to provide relief from stress and to aid in a calm and peaceful sleep. You can put a couple drops on your wrists and lightly inhale, or even rub it on your sheets and pillowcase. A lot of people dilute about 10 drops in alcohol and water and use it as a sheet spray. I suffer from insomnia and this oil works so well to make me sleep like a baby.

2. Inflammation/Insect Bites or Stings:

Lavender is also wonderful for skin inflammation and superficial wounds. Rub a few drops on an inflamed area caused by itchy skin, or use it on bug bites or stings to reduce swelling caused by the skins reaction.

3. Superficial Wounds and Burns:

When it comes to small cuts or abrasions, lavender oil can help stop light bleeding. It also has antiseptic properties that will kill bacteria in the wound. Dab 1-2 drops of oil on the wound. For burns, lavender oil is a total life saver. I used to work in professional kitchens and still cook regularly at home. Burns happen all the time in my life. I immediately take 2-3 drops of oil on a cotton ball and gently dab it on the burn. It provides sweet, sweet relief, and since it helps with inflammation, the swelling is greatly reduced and heals faster!

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4. Skin Ailments:

My personal favorite use, after helping me sleep, is to use it on chapped or sunburned skin and dandruff. All you have to do is rub a few drops into the affected area and it offers relief almost instantly. The oil will help to heal the skin and reduce any of the flakiness that comes along with all of that.

5. Nausea:

If you are a queasy traveler, boat rider, or are just feeling a little funky in the tummy, lavender oil can help stop that horrible feeling. Rub a couple drops behind your ears and breathe deeply. Bye bye churning.

Lavender is the miracle oil! I think it is a great oil to carry around with you at all times, whether in your purse or your first aid kit. You never know when that co-worker will force you to take some deep breaths of lavender, or if you’ll need quick relief for your skin. And the plus side is that you’ll smell great using it!

*Please note that you should never ingest lavender oil. If a recipe calls for lavender or you would like to add a lavender flavor to something, buy Food Safe lavender buds and be sure to check the country of origin. Grind them up in flour or sugar, or steep them to use as a flavoring for liquids.

Posted in: Essential Oil Uses
Laura November 3, 2015 at 10:12 AM
I completely agree with number 5. I mixed lavender and ginger on a recent cruise and it helped both my husband and I so much during rough seas. I will have to try just lavender on its own next time as it would be a much more pleasant smell.