Young Living’s therapeutic-grade Lavender essential oil is absolutely amazing – it smells so good and works so well that it’s no wonder everyone calls it a “Swiss Army Knife”. Whether you enjoy Lavender for healing wounds or for aromatherapy a high quality essential oil is worth it’s weight in gold – but of course it does no good unless you know how to use it and when you might try to use it. Here is just a small sampling.
Lavender Essential Oil
- Rub a couple drops of Lavender oil on the soles of the feet for a calming effect on the body.
- Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help you sleep.
- Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.
- Put 2-3 drops of Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain.
- Drop Lavender oil on a cut to help stop the bleeding.
- Mix several drops of Lavender oil with Young Living V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.
- To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on the end of the tongue or around the naval or behind the ears.
- To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum).
- Rub a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts (keep away from eyes!)
- Rub a couple drops of Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin.
- Rub a drop of Lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips.
- Reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender oil on and around the affected area.
- Use 2 – 4 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant.
- Rub a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.
- Rub several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.
- Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and place in your linen closet to scent the linens and to help repel moths and insects.
- Place a drop of Lavender oil in your table-top water fountain to scent the air, kill bacteria and prolong the time between cleanings. (do NOT use in fish tanks!)
- Make your own dryer sheet: place a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer, which will deodorize and freshen your laundry.
- Put a drop of Lavender oil on a cold sore.
- Diffuse Lavender oil to alleviate the symptoms of allergies. Ultrasonic Diffuser, Nebulizer Diffuser (use this diffuser for mold issues), Travel Diffuser (see the recommended diffusers here).
- Spritz several drops of Lavender oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn to decrease pain.
- Drop a couple drops of Lavender oil on a cut to clean the wound and kill bacteria.
- Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash to stop the itching and heal the skin.
- Make your own Lavender Foaming Hand Soap – see recipe here.
- Use in the other recipes! Shaving Cream, Dish Soap, Lavender-Peppermint Foot Soak, Lavender Bliss Beauty Recipes, or Bath Melts.
Young Living Lavender Farm
- A study at the Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan found that, “Lavender aromatherapy reduced serum cortisol and improved CFVR in healthy men. These findings suggest that lavender aromatherapy has relaxation effects and may have beneficial acute effects on coronary circulation”.
- Young Living grows its own lavender at farms in Utah, Idaho, France, and Ecuador.
- Shakespeare grew lavender in his garden and spoke of it in his writings, including a recipe for a lavender tea in The Winter’s Tale.
- There are 182 “lavender essential oil” studies on PubMed.gov?
Q: What is the difference between lavender and lavandin?
A: Lavandin is a hybrid plant developed by crossing true lavender with spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia). Lavandin is most commonly used to sterilize animal cages throughout Europe. Lavandin has similar calming effects as lavender but is slightly harsher.
Q: Is lavender essential oil safe for children?
A: Lavender is generally safe for children. It has traditionally been used to calm small children and babies. However, you should always consult with your child’s healthcare practitioner prior to use.