If you don’t use lavender oil in your home by now, then you’ve been missing out. This oil can be used around the home, in your skincare routine, in your first aid kit, and even in your perfume. It has a very likable scent that both men and women enjoy and it’s relatively affordable to the masses.
Still need convincing? Here are 10 ways to use lavender that will greatly improve and simplify your way of life.
1. Use as a Calming and Sleep Aid
Apply two to three drops of lavender oil into your cupped palms and inhale a few times. You’ll feel instantly calmed. You can also apply the oil to any other area of your body for a calming effect. Interestingly enough, as lavender oil can calm and stabilize your mood, it can also can help improve your concentration by reducing stress.
2. Heal Cuts, Sores, Bruises, Burns, and Bites
Apply oil to any wounds to stop the pain, bleeding, itching, and kill bacteria. For sunburn relief, add a few drops of oil into a few cups of water and spray on the area to reduce the sting. You can also relieve chapped lips by directly applying the oil.
3. Treat Acne
Lavender is an antibacterial that can also help balance the oils in your skin and improve your complexion by reducing scarring. Look for a cleanser or moisturizer with lavender as an ingredient or make your own! Adding a drop or two to aloe and applying to skin can help soothe irritated skin and redness.
4. Repel Insects
Instead of chemical repellants, apply lavender oil to your skin to prevent insect bites. It’s safe, effective, has a pleasant smell, and has no side effects.
5. Use as a Deodorizer
Most room sprays are filled with chemicals and preservatives. Simply using lavender oil instead to clean your air and provide a tranquil environment. You can also add lavender oil to a laundry dryer sheet for a fresher load of laundry or to your deodorant for a fresher smelling you!
6. Reverse Hair Loss
Massaging lavender oil into your scalp is a proven way to regrow hair naturally. As a bonus, it also helps eliminate dandruff.
7. Add to Your Household Surface Cleaner
Create an all-natural antibacterial spray by adding a couple dozen drops of lavender to a spray bottle full of water.
8. Use as an Antifungal
If your skin is infected with ringworm, rub a few drops on the area per day until the fungus has been eliminated. Lavender can also be applied to nail fungus, which will not only kill the fungus, but also moisturize and heal the area while the new nail grows in.
9. Reduce Digestion, Motion Sickness, and Menstrual Cramps
Drinking lavender tea can help relieve indigestion and acid reflux. If you apply a warm compress with the oil, it can calm and relax the muscles that are cramping. Additionally, it can eliminate nausea for minor spurts of motion sickness by simply applying it to a pressure point. Note: it’s not recommended for long flights or cruise ships.
10. Enhance Your Recipes
Add lavender to tea, water, cake, and so much more! While it’s mainly used in dessert and drink recipes, see what you can concoct with this incredible addition! Try lavender cake or lavender-infused truffles!
The Ultimate Essential Oil
An antibacterial and antifungal with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, lavender is a powerhouse in the essential oil world. Lavender is accessible, likable, and versatile enough to be utilized around the home multiple times a day. It’s always best to look for organic essential oils that are therapeutic grade for best results. If you have sensitive skin, you should always dilute lavender oil with a carrier oil, sweet almond, jojoba, and avocado oil are a few you can try.
Get ready to have the best smelling house on the block just by including this oil into your daily routine!
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