Essential Oils – Lavender

Written by Kajsa IngelssonJuly 9, 2017

Lavender is the most used essential oil in the world. It’s not only super colorful and pretty, it smells like heaven. Oh how I wish that you one day get to walk in some lavender fields friend! This magical oil have been used for medicinal and religious purposes for over 2,500 years! So there’s no doubt that this actually works 🙂

Lavender oil benefits your body in the following ways:

Reduces Anxiety and Emotional Stress

Take a healing bath by adding 15 drops of lavender oil and 1 cup (2,5 dl) of epsom salts to the bathtub is an excellent way to use lavender oil to relax the body and mind.

Heals Burns and Wounds

Just 10 drops per 1 ounce of aloe vera or oil will sooth the worst sunburn and bring rapid healing to dry skin, minor cuts and scrapes.

Improves Sleep

Diffuse at night or add a few drops to a cotton pad and put inside your pillowcase.

Restores Skin Complexion and Reduces Acne

Mix a few drops with a carrier oil or with one of your regular creams.

Slows Aging with Powerful Antioxidants

Researchers from China have recently discovered that lavender essential oil helps your body produce three of your body’s most powerful antioxidants, glutathione, catalase, and SOD within 22 hours of using lavender essential oil!

Improves Eczema and Psoriasis

Mix lavender oil with coconut oil in 1:5 ratio for rapid healing.

Alleviates Headaches

One of the most effective natural treatment for headaches is combing lavender oil with peppermint oil and rubbing these oils on the back of the neck, the temples on the lateral side of the forehead along with inhaling it. Typically 2 drops of each oil in the palm of your hand then rubbed into the areas works perfectly.

And it doesn’t stop there! Here’s ways you can use this amazing oil in your home and everyday life

As a Natural Perfume

Add a few drops to your pulse points.

As a Non-toxic Air Freshener

Mix with water and spray around your house or use a diffuser. 

Bug Repellent

Apply some of the lavender oil on the exposed skin when outside to prevent these irritating bites. And if you do happen to be bitten by one of those bugs, the lavender essential oil has anti-inflammatory qualities that will reduce the irritation and the pain associated with bug bites.

A Remedy for Stomach Discomfort

If you are feeling nauseous, or know that you are going to be traveling in a car of plane and are prone to motion sickness, spray some lavender oil on your skin and clothes or rub it into your temples, next, and palms.

As a Secret Flavor Booster in Healthy Recipes

Lavender oil is completely edible, but you will want to use a very small amount since the taste is very powerful. Try adding 1-2 drops to your recipes for a surprising flavor booster. Lavender is said to pair perfectly with things like dark cocoa, pure honey, cranberries, balsamic vinaigrette, black pepper, and apples.