Lavender essential oil offers ancient ways of knowing that benefit our contemporary lives. It eases tension, offering calm to heart and mind.
It captivates with its green-gray evergreen stem, leaves, and welcoming fragrance, arousing the too often quiet voice of inner wisdom. One whiff of its blossoms or buds in a sachet, brings each of us closer to our unique gifts. Let’s explore its powerful benefits by putting them to use:
1. Don’t-Scar Blend
This oil blends the well known skin benefits of lavender with tea tree and copaiba essential oils. It adds its lasting wonders with the supports of protection and relief from discomfort.
- 30 ml aloe vera oil
- A glass bottle.
- 9 drops of lavender
- 5 drops of tea tree
- 4 drops of copaiba
Add all the oils into the bottle, blend well. Massage gently onto the affected irritation. The aloe vera oil will dry, helping to seal the area.
2. Lovely Skin Oil
You’re likely to love this oil that tones and protects your skin, adding a special radiance. This blend has a uniquely deep staying power that complements its floral delights and regenerative wonders!
- 30 ml calendula oil
- 1 bottle.
- 7 drops of lavender
- 5 drops copaiba
- 5 drops rose geranium
- 3 drops sandalwood
Add everything together into the bottle, blend well. Massage thoroughly as desired.
3. Hair Sheen Rinse
Here’s a sunny rinse to add shine and reduce hair oils. Prepare this blend 30 minutes before your shampoo to have it ready for adorning your hair with an aromatic splash or two!
- Fill a jug with mineral or filtered water.
- 10 ml white vinegar
- 8 drops lavender
- 4 drops lemon
Add the mixture to the water, allowing it to sit and infuse. Use as the final rinse after your shampoo.
4. Sun Burn Spray
Regardless of where your skin is sunburned, it hurts. Even after the burn fades away, there’s likely to be peeling. This means there’s added potential for infection and skin irritation. This spray is as sweet as it is soothing, delivering a gently protective, cooling spray.
- Pour 120 ml distilled water into a 300 ml spray bottle.
- 60 ml witch hazel
- 5 ml honey
- 60 ml aloe vera oil
- 8 drops lavender
- 2 drops geranium bourbon
Blend and shake thoroughly, including just before use. Spray, avoiding eyes. It is okay to apply several times a day.
5. Immune Boosting Oil
This bountiful blend brings together immune system allies, ready to boost your immune system at a moment’s notice. That is, if the oil is blended and ready to go!
- 60 ml of your favorite carrier oil
- 12 drops lavender
- 8 drops tea tree
- 8 drops peppermint
- 6 drops frankincense
Add together, Blend well. Use this as a massage oil.
Good times to use this oil include:
- When experiencing stress overload.
- During cold and flu seasons.
- If you have an inflammation. In this case use for a few days, not for the next few, and so on.
6. Loving Lavender Shield
This oil has a lovely aroma and purpose in life–it’s intended for infection protection. When you need to be protected from fungi, viruses, and bacteria, slather some on and go ahead with life as usual. You know where they lurk; around pools, on door levers, in the restroom, and on market carts.
- 120 ml of your favorite carrier oil
- 20 drops lavender
- 12 drops clary sage
- 8 drops of copaiba
Pour the carrier oil into a bottle, add the rest of the oils and blend well. Massage onto hands, feet, wherever protection is paramount.
7. Instant Inhaler
One way of caring for our dear respiratory apparatus is having lavender on hand when needed. It may be because of exposure to passive smoke, auto fumes, or being surrounded by sneezing and coughing. One way to ward off that cold or wheeze is to have a handy lavender essential oil inhaler. It’s this easy to prepare your own:
- 10 ml of carrier oil.
- 2 drops lavender
Add together in a little glass bottle and whiff from there. Also rub a drop on your wrists.
8. Sleepy Time Sheet Spritz
Lavender will entice you with its sleep enhancing qualities. Its delicate floral aroma invites you to settle into slumber among linens spritzed with this relaxing blend.
- 120 ml filtered or distilled water
- 15 ml white vinegar or vodka
- 18 drops lavender
- 6 drops clary sage
Add all ingredients, blend well and use from a glass spray bottle. Spritz about 20 minutes prior to bedtime.
9. Pulse Point Relaxer
I love applying oils to my pulse points! An oil is absorbed into my skin, with each heartbeat welcoming its unique benefits. In this case lavender essential oil aids in promoting relaxation.
- 30 ml of a carrier oil Of your choice
- 8 drops lavender
- 4 drops clary sage
Add together and blend well. Apply a small amount to one set of pulse points, right and left sides of your body.
It’s fun to decide which points to use!
- Wrist pulse points at the inside of the wrists below the thumb.
- Elbow points are located on the inside of each arm.
- Knee points are in the middle at the back of your knees.
- Or try the pulse points on the inside of your ankles!
10. Breathe In Wellbeing
This inhalation blend is calming and meditative, offering welcome relief when life is chaotic and your anxiety level is growing. Time to step back and breathe in the aromas of lavender and sandalwood, a combination that nurtures and protects.
- 3 drops of lavender
- 2 drops of sandalwood
Fill a large bowl with very warm to hot water. Add the oils and blend well. Place your face over the bowl, using care not to be scalded. Create a tent wrapping a large towel over your head and securing it around the bowl.
Take care to stay seated while doing this inhalation. Inhale for at least 10 minutes and follow with 20 to 30 minutes of relaxation.
Safety: Do not use during the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
11. Monthly Mood Makeover
This calming oil was used in a human subjects clinical trial that examined a blended formula for its use for relieving menstrual symptoms. The blend was found to be useful for women experiencing primary dysmenorrhea, the cramps that show up just before and during menses.
The study reported that these results were due to the combined analgesia of four compounds found in this blend. Those are linalool, linalyl acetate, eucalyptol, and beta-caryophyllene. An added plus is that this blend also supports sleep.
- 30 ml of your favorite carrier oil.
- 14 drops lavender
- 7 drops clary sage
- 7 drops marjoram
Blend thoroughly. Massage gently in circular motions onto your lower abdomen and back.
Study participants used the blend every day from the end of one period to the beginning of the next.
Safety: May not be appropriate for those with low blood pressure (BP) as it has a tendency to lower BP.
12. In The Iron
This is such a simple method! Add a drop or two of lavender to the water in your iron. It will infuse your clothes with a subtle floral aroma.
13. Bed, Carpet And Car Cleaner
- 1 cup baking soda
- 5-6 drops lavender
Add everything into a bowl, mixing well. Sprinkle on mattress, carpet, or car upholstery. Leave in place for 20 to 30 minutes and then vacuum.
14. Sashay With Sachets
These are fun to make or buy. Sure, you can use lavender buds if you want. This method is for lavender essential oil infused sachets. Another idea is to double up and use both!
Materials to use for mix and match:
- Lavender essential oil
- Lavender buds
- Organza or muslin sachet bags
- Organza, muslin, or loose weave fabric for making sachet bags/pillows
- Thread or fabric glue
- Pieces of cotton or polyester fill or batting
- Ribbons or cording for ties
Make or buy bags. Bags can be made simply using fabric glue if you’re not into sewing. Fill bags with pieces of batting that have each been infused with one or two drops of lavender. Add lavender buds and close with decorative ribbons or cords.
Your aromatic creations can:
- Go in drawers–how healthy in with socks, stockings, and undergarments!
- Hide out in the linen closet with sheets, or among towels and washcloths.
- Be hung in closets.
- Find a place in your car.
- Be tucked under the kitchen sink.
- Be added decoratively to the bathroom.
- Go traveling in a gym bag, ski boot bag, or suitcase.
- Go in the clothes dryer by squeezing to activate oils before use,
- Be stuffed in smelly footwear.
- Hang out in the hat, glove, and mitten bin.
In this article you will find 15 methods to use your bottle of lavender essential oil including:
- To beautify your skin and hair, so you can face the world with confidence, every day!
- For boosting immunity and wellness – what better way than with lovely smelling lavender and her blending companions?
- To bestow calm and equilibrium, because we all need our times of bliss.
- Harmonizing your home care to leave you shining as the domestic whizz you really are 😉