The Many Uses of Lavender Oil
Lavender Essential Oil has been used for many hundreds of years for treating common problems. We have added a number of its amazing uses below.
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- Lavender Oil is one of the most often used essential oils in aromatherapy for its calming and soothing effects.
- It has great antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties.
- Diluted lavender oil makes a good household disinfectant. Use to wash floors and clean work surfaces.
- Have a bottle of lavender oil in the kitchen – it is a natural antiseptic and as such helps to reduce pain and prevents blistering from minor burns.
- Suffering from sleeping problems? Try a couple of drops of lavender oil on a hankie or pillow or rub a small amount in the soles of your feet (it does work!).
- Feeling Stressed?! – Lavender oil is great in baths, vaporizers and massage for its de-stressing effects.
- Do you suffer from migraines? As a preventative measure, use lavender on a daily basis in baths, vaporizers and massage. To ease the pain of a migraine attack, apply a cold compress to the temples, using a few drops of lavender essential oil.
- Farmers used to keep a few lavender stems under their hats during the summer months and they never suffered from headaches despite working in the bright sunshine. You don’t have to go that far, if you have a headache simple apply neat lavender oil to the temples or on a cold compress to the forehead.
- Lavender is an excellent first aid remedy for small cuts and scratches clean the area thoroughly then dap with a few drops of pure lavender oil. Continue to apply the lavender oil several times a day until the skin is healed.
- During the summer months, a couple of drops of lavender oil in a bowl of water kept in the corner of the lounge or entrance hall will keep away the flies.
- Unsightly spots – apply neat lavender oil to individual spots at night and in the morning or you can make up lavender water using distilled water and a few drops of lavender oil, bathe the affected areas in the morning and night.
- Knotty, tangled hair – choose a mild shampoo, add 2-3 drops of lavender oil to 1 tsp of shampoo, shampoo daily, it makes your hair more manageable. You can do the same with a conditioner or a few drops can be put in the final rinse water.
- Hair loss!!? – Try massaging your scalp with lavender oil to encourage regrowth. Does it work??
- Sore throat – add 5 – 10 drops of lavender to a glass of warm water, mix & gargle (do not swallow). Repeat at least a couple of times a day.
- Smelly feet – add upto 10 drops of lavender oil to a warm bowl of water and soak your feet, (do this often).
- Lavender oil makes an superb insect repellent.
- If you have a cat or dog – put some lavender essential oil on their collar to help keep away fleas.
- If you have an ants nest – sprinkle a few drops of lavender oil right onto it and watch them sprint for cover.
- Do you have a horse? – roll on some lavender oil above their eyes to keep flies away.
- Just been stung by a wasp or bee? Dab lavender oil directly onto the sting, it soothes, reduces pain and also stops infection.