Lavender essential oil has been used for centuries, and was arguably the most famous of the essential oils long before using them became popular. People have been sneaking this calming oil into products (and foods) for decades, hoping to conjure up perfect sleep and a more mellow mood in general.
I’m especially excited to talk about the uses for this particular oil, because there are so many that you wouldn’t expect. Lavender essential oil can heal skin, destroy bacteria, and even stop nosebleeds. It’s not just for potpourri anymore, though I won’t stop you from adding it to that too!
10 Amazing Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
Heal Chapped Lips
Just rub one drop of Lavender essential oil over your dry lips, and the skin will be nourished completely.
Tend to rashes
Itchy skin rashes can be relieved by rubbing a few drops of Lavender essential oil on the site of the rash, and the skin will also heal faster as a result.
Sanitize cuts quickly
In a pinch, Lavender essential oil can be used to stop bleeding and cleanse wounds. It has natural bacteria-killing properties, even with cuts that are exposed to the open air. It also helps guard the skin against cuts, and is a key ingredient in many natural shaving creams.
Tend to sunburns
Spritzing Lavender essential oil over a formed sunburn is a quick and easy way to relieve pain and support healing.
Help heal from dermatitis and eczema
Lavender essential oil, when mixed with a carrier oil, can help relieve pain and encourage healing on affected areas on skin. If you don’t like working with straight oils, my Homemade Eczema Cream utilizes Lavender essential oil along with the benefits of coconut oil.
Heal Cold Sores
If you apply Lavender essential oil to a cold sore throughout the day (meaning adding more every time it comes off), the cold sore will heal much faster than if left alone to heal naturally.
Relieve Seasonal Allergies
Dab one drop of Lavender essential oil in your nostrils and you will stop sneezing stat! Lavender along with a few other essential oils can support moderation of the histamine response associated with seasonal allergies and is one of my favorite home remedies for seasonal allergies.
Stop a nosebleed
Here’s a quick way to stop a nosebleed: Drop one drop of Lavender essential oil on a tissue, and stick it to an ice cube. Carefully place the ice cube under the middle of your upper lip, all the way up to the base of your nose. Hold it there until the bleeding stops, and/or as long as comfortable.
Massaging several drops of Lavender essential oil into the scalp will eliminate dandruff and promote scalp health.
Calm yourself naturally
The classic use for Lavender essential oil! Because really, who could ignore the calming powers of Lavender. It can even help you detoxify, and is what makes my Detox Bath Salts feel so luxurious.
I hope you learned something new from this list of 10 amazing uses for Lavender essential oil. If you want to learn more about essential oils, join my Essential Oils Facebook group and check out more info on my blog here! We talk about essential oils and their uses in every category of life.
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