How to Use Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is a staple of many bath and body products including candles and scented goodies.  It is no wonder why it’s scent is one of the most popular in the world.  From Lavender’s calming properties to its variable uses and many health benefits, lavender oil is a must-have oil that most essential oil enthusiasts can’t get enough of.  It is good for the mind, body, and spirit, and can be used in a number of ways.  If you are stuck where to begin your doTERRA collection, Lavender is a great entry point.

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The Many Uses of Lavender Essential Oil

There are some major areas of benefits when it comes to lavender essential oil: beauty and topically, aromatically and room odorizers, clothing cleansers, and internal use.  Here are some of the benefits you can obtain from using lavender essential oil.

Topically: Lavender For Beauty and Skin Care 

Lavender is wonderful for your skin and hair, which explains why it is used so often in beauty products.  You don’t have to spend extra money on lavender-infused items that don’t cut it.  You can simply put a few drops of doTERRA Lavender into whatever products you are currently using and experience the following benefits.

  • Heal burns and cuts by placing a few drops of Lavender with Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) onto the injured area.   Gently rub it in and experience the benefits.  Alternatively, you can put them into a spray bottle and spray over the area.
  • Acne, eczema, and other chronic and acute skin conditions can be aided substantially by the use of lavender essential oil.  Put a few drops into your skincare routine or rub it on your skin with FCO and let the healing begin.
  • Balance your skin tone by using a Lavender/FCO mix like a primer on your skin.  This can also help to brighten your complexion and minimize the appearance of imperfections.

Aromatically: Lavender For the Home 

Lavender essential oil can calm the atmosphere faster than just about anything.  Whether you add a few drops of Lavender with water in a spray bottle or diffuse it, here are some benefits you can obtain by using lavender essential oil in your home.

  • Add a calming and soothing feeling to your home by diffusing Lavender.  It will help calm the energy in your home and ease tension and angst.  This can also help you reduce anxiety that you or your loved ones may be feeling.
  • Diffuse lavender essential oil before bed to aid in restful sleep or alleviate headaches.  You can also put a few drops on your pillow or bedding to help with a blissful slumber.

Internally: Lavender For Wellness

Veggie caps are great to take essential oils internally, but you might not need them for Lavender.  This essential oil is tame enough to be used right in your cooking, food, and drinks.  Here are some simple ideas to get you started.

  • Add lavender essential oil to your recipes in order to balance out citrus flavours and lessen their acidity.
  • Put a drop in your tea or water to aid in relaxation and combat daily stress.
  • Add it to your coffee or baked goods for a lovely flavour and relaxing vibe.  You can even add it to some whipped cream and put it on top of your coffee for a unique, sweet treat.
  • Use in a veggie capsule or in your tea or water to combat a number of medical ailments, including but not limited to the following difficult times.
    • Hives
    • Stretch marks
    • Bruises
    • Sprains
    • Sunburn ease
    • Helps maintain an already healthy blood pressure
    • Dizziness
    • Women’s monthly cycle symptoms
    • Dry or irritated skin.

Given all the benefits of this versatile essential oil, it’s no wonder that doTERRA Lavender is one of the most popular oils of the lot.  It’s great for a starter oil and compliments your current collection, as well.  Give it a try, and experience the calming, healing benefits that lavender essential oil has to offer.

How to Use Lavender Essential Oil - Essentially Hope - Canberra

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