Lavender Essential Oil really is essential for the whole family
Lavender essential oil is one of the must have essential oils to have in your medicine cabinet. Lavender is safe to use for all ages! Popular for its aromatherapy uses, this oil has so much more to give other than its sweet, relaxing scent. I’m about to tell you some things that you may have never heard of before about this oil.
The gentle kiss-it-better for burns, cuts and many skin conditions
To begin with, it is one of the few essential oils you can use neat on the skin. You can apply it topically on an open wound, bruises, burns and spots. Moreover, lavender essential oil regenerates skin cells, which close wounds and it disinfects the skin at the same time. Effectively, it cools down burned skin and also treats skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. Equally, it is also an amazing oil to use on your face, hands, legs and feet. It rejuvenates the skin, leaving it velvety soft, smelling fresh and sweet. We use lavender oil to make most of our skin care cosmetics, such as lotions, creams and salves. In the light of lavender’s deep relaxation properties, using it in massage relaxes sore muscles and joints. Her sweet feminine scent relieves headaches and calms down the mind and spirit.
4 ways to use Lavender essential oil at home
These are 4 easy ways you can use your lavender essential oil at home.
- Aromatherapy. Add 2-3 drops in an oil burner or aromatherapy steamer to fill your home with the relaxing smell of lavender.
- Skin Care. Add 2 drops on your palm with a carrier oil (coconut oil, grapeseed oil) and apply topically on the skin.
- Bath add 4-5 drops in a hot bath and enjoy the full body relaxation in your muscles and joints.
- Bed Time routine add a drop of lavender on each pillow before you go to sleep. The aroma of lavender is the goodnight kiss you need before your journey to dreamland.
Is Lavender safe for children?
Lavender essential oil is positively safe for children. You can always test to see if your child is allergic to lavender essential oil by applying one drop on their wrist. You can calm down hyper active children and relieve their anxiety or restlessness by applying lavender lotion on their chest. In the summer months, lavender can prevent mosquito bites and also treat insect bites at the same time. By using lavender in their shampoo it can treat an itchy scalp, help hair grow stronger and faster and prevent them catching lice.
How can I use lavender on the skin?
To apply topically on the skin, mix 2 drops of lavender essential oil in 5ml carrier oil (coconut oil, grapeseed oil). With lavender diluted in a carrier oil, it is easier to spread on the skin. The skin absorbs the oil fast and enters the bloodstream. This way, lavender heals more parts of our body and it calms down the nervous system almost instantly.
When should you use lavender essential oil? Here are 20 ways & reasons:
- Restless leg– rub some lavender oil on the front of the leg, anywhere in the shin to knee area to get relief from RLS.
- Stress and anxiety– lavender has a natural calming effect, and will soothe anxiety and stress.
- Insomnia– lavender essential oil will help you sleep and relax. Rub it on the bottoms of your feet
- Menstrual cramps– rub essential oil on the abdomen area where you are suffering, and it can bring relief within 15 minutes.
- Headache– rub some lavender essential oil on the temples and forehead. If you also have peppermint oil, the combination of lavender and peppermint in a carrier oil will work wonderful for headaches!
- Aching muscles– add lavender essential oil to a carrier oil and massage into aching muscles. This is a great thing to do at bedtime.
- For Season Allergies – you can make a trio of lemon, lavender, and peppermint.
- Heals insect bites– a drop of lavender oil on bites helps relieve the itch.
- Fatigue– add some drops of lavender essential oil to your bath water to relieve fatigue.
- Fevers– add some drops of oil to a cool washcloth and rub gently on forehead, neck, and trunk are to cool down the body. You can also use lavender in a steam vaporizer to bring the comforting warmth to a chilled body.
- Muscle pain, sprains- again add lavender oil with a carrier oil and rub on sprains and muscle pains.
- Natural air deodorizer– Add lavender oil to a vaporizer or diffuser when you have allergies and colds.
- Fresh linen spray– add some drops of lavender oil to a spray bottle with water and spray on your sheets, pillows, and towels for a natural linen spray.
- Soothes burns– Lavender will help soothe sunburns and other types of burns as well.
- Make your own bath scrubs. Use sugar, olive oil, and lavender to create a wonderful exfoliating scrub for rough skin.
- Insect repellent- add lavender to a carrier oil and rub on to your arms and legs for a great insect repellent.
- Against acne – applied on the cleansed face, it helps to dry out spots without drying the skin and disinfects blemishes as well.
- Stop bleeding– lavender will help stop bleeding on small cuts and wounds
- Lavender can be used in cooking in a large variety of recipes.
- Calming your children – put oil into a diffuser and place in a child’s room to help them sleep. Or…Add oil to a carrier oil and rub on the bottom of their feet anytime you want to calm down your child.
Check out what we make with lavender essential oil!
Day & Night Face Cream
Made with natural ingredients and pure essential oil of lavender. Ideal for all types of skin, this cream will leave your skin feeling velvety soft and rejuvenated.
Pure essential oil of Lavender
Distilled in our distillation room during Lavender Season, this is a highly condensed oil that you can use in hundreds of ways.
Lavender Hand Cream
This is a luxurious hand cream made with only plant based ingredients and our lavender oil.
Lavender Body Lotion
Match this with the lavender hand cream. Apply all over your body after a shower or bath.