Lavender’s antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties have been proven in numerous studies. There are also many studies that have confirmed its effectiveness as a mild antidepressant and anti anxiety remedy. Here are a few ways to use this amazing oil that you might not have thought of:
To relieve anxiety, depression, emotional stress, and exhaustion, rub 2-3 drops in your hands and inhale deeply to draw the scent into the emotional center of your brain. Then rub on feet, temples, back of the neck. Or add a few drops to your tub to help you unwind after a long day.
Spray your pillow with lavender hydrosol or add a few drops to your diffuser to fill your room with the calming scent of lavender.
Apply a few drops to the bottom of your feet.
With its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, lavender essential oil aids in the healing of minor burns, cuts, and scrapes.
It also reduces skin irritation from insect bites or eczema,
Add a few drops to your shampoo to help eliminate dandruff.
Rub a few drops into your scalp regularly to help prevent hair loss. A 2016 studyfound that lavender oil applied to mice made them grow more and thicker hair faster than normal.
Motion sickness or nausea
Place a drop of lavender essential oil behind your ears to alleviate symptoms
Add lavender to a diffuser or spray lavender hydrosol to give your rooms a clean, fresh smell. Also works well for your car.
Add a few drops to a clean cloth and add to your dryer.
Add a few drops to your mop water.
Add a few drops to the inside of a toilet paper roll. The scent will be released every time someone unrolls toilet paper
Add a few drops to a candle and place on your outdoor patio for a mosquito repellent. A 2009 study comparing the repellant properties of several different ingredients found that the linalool in lavender repelled mosquitos 4 times better than citronella.The most effective distribution was through a diffuser.
Mix 5-6 drops of lavender oil into water in a spray bottle and spray onto your skin or clothes.
Put a few drops on your dog or cat bed as a natural flea repellent
Sources: The Lavender Lovers Handbook by Sarah Berringer Bader; Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar
All Purpose Cleaner with Lavender
(Adapted From Mother Earth Living)
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon borax
Distilled or purified water
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
10 drops lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1. Mix vinegar and borax in a 16-ounce glass bottle. Fill the bottle 3/4 full with hot water. Shake until borax is dissolved.
2. Add the soap, essential oil and lemon juice. Shake well.
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