Essential Oil Spotlight- All About Lavender

Today I’m talking about an oil everyone should have in their house- Lavender. Even if you’re not into essential oils, you should definitely have some lavender in your house. If there is one and only oil you buy in your whole life- it should be lavender.

Lavender is a gentle oil so it’s one of the very few that doesn’t have to be diluted- unless you have extremely sensitive skin. I usually dilute it when I use it on Sawyer, just to be safe. You can never be too careful when using essential oils and want to make sure you are properly educated in using them correctly. Here are some of the amazing uses for lavender.

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Calming

Lavender is very calming. I like to put some on my temples and the back of my neck when I’m feeling stressed out for an instant calming effect. You can use this tactic for headaches as well.

Sleep Aid

Lavender is amazing for sleep! If you have trouble sleeping, try rubbing lavender on the bottoms of your feet and then putting socks on. You’ll sleep like a baby! You can also diffuse it for sleep aid. We diffuse lavender in Sawyer’s room every night and for every nap.

Minor Cuts and Burns

Lavender can be very healing especially for small cuts and burns. Try applying some mixed with coconut oil or shea butter to the afflicted area and watch it work its magic. It works great for sunburns as well!

Antibacterial

Lavender also works great as a disinfectant! It can break down certain bacterias, mix it with lemon oil in your homemade household cleaners to have a safe cleaner for your home.

Fever

Lavender has been known to help reduce fevers. Add a few drops of lavender to a warm or tepid bath to reduce fever.

Menstrual Cramps

Put a few drops of lavender on your lower abdomen, followed by a hot compress for menstrual relief.

Acne

Add a drop of lavender to the problem area and watch it shrink away!

Bug Bits

I’m especially sensitive to misquito bites. They swell up huge and itch like crazy! We think I might be allergic. Last summer I made a blend of 10 drops lavender 10 drops peppermint and fractionated coconut oil and rubbed it on my bug bites and the swelling had gone down significantly the next morning!

These are just a few of the many uses for lavender! If you would like more info on lavender, how to order, or would like a sample, you can contact me here.

What are your favorite uses for lavender?

xoxo.

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These statements have not been approved by the food and drug administration. 

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