There are numerous Lavender essential oil uses that you need to know. Find 25 of the best lavender oil uses to use for beauty, home and more.
Lavender essential oil uses
I just love my essential oils and there are so many lavender essential oil uses to try. I am a recent convert and I have been using them for so many different things that I just love them.
After a year of giving them a try, anytime we have an ailment or discomfort or issue of any sort, I turn to my essential oils to see what will work for us. I have not been disappointed! Make sure you read my post on how to use and how to buy essential oils.
What I have noticed is that I use Lavender a lot! I have used it so much that I have begun to wonder, what are other Lavender essential oil uses?
Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are A TON of uses for Lavender! I have compiled my 25 favorite Lavender essential oil uses here. I hope this list will be helpful for you.
What is lavender essential oil used for
Lavender is very calming and a soothing essential oil. The uses are diverse and can be used for lots of different uses. Try lavender in your home, beauty routine and so much more.
Keep reading for all of the best uses for lavender.
What is the best way to use lavender oil?
There are so many great uses for this oil. If using on your skin, the best way to use the oil is with a cotton ball for application.
Can I apply lavender oil directly to skin?
Yes, you can. While most essential oils require being mixed with a carrier prior to skin application, lavender oil does not. It can be applied directly to the skin.
Where do you put lavender essential oil on your body?
It just depends what you are using it for. If it is being used to help sunburn, apply to that particular area.
If you are treating Acne, apply to your face.
Where to put lavender oil to help you sleep?
You can put it on your wrists or dab a little on your pajamas around the collar. Just do what is easiest for you.
Can you put lavender oil on your pillow?
Yes, you can and this is probably the most common way to use lavender oil for sleeping purposes. If you are concerned about the oil staining your sheets, place the oil on a small cloth and put it near your pillow or on it.
What mixes well with lavender essential oil?
Lavender blends well with most oils, but especially Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Pine Needle, Geranium, Vetiver, Patchouli, citruses, and floral oils.
Let’s get started with these lavender uses and benefits.
1. Sunburn Relief
A sunburn was actually what truly changed my mind about essential oils. Last summer my husband got a really bad sunburn and someone suggested that lavender oil would help with the pain.
Skeptical, I rubbed some lavender oil on my husband’s back and he felt almost instant relief. Depending on the severity of the burn, you may need to add more to the burn every few hours.
My husband was amazed at how well the lavender worked to soothe his skin.
2. Calming Sleep
I mix a few drop of lavender oil into a spray bottle filled with water. I like to spritz this mixture under my kids’ beds at bedtime.
The scent is calming and helps them fall off to dream land without a fight. We will call it “no bad dream spray” or “no monsters spray”.
If you’d rather, you can add a drop or two of lavender to your kiddos’ favorite lovey or even on their pillow to improve sleep.
3. Chapped Lips or Skin
Apply a drop or two of therapeutic grade lavender oil directly to chapped lips or skin. This works great for kids who like to lick their lips or get raw noses from too much blowing. The lavender soothes and heals the dry skin or lips.
Whether you struggle with motion sickness or morning sickness, try this treatment – rub a couple of drops of lavender around your belly button and/or a drop behind your ears. I get motion sickness big time, so I will be trying this during our next road trip.
5. Minor Scrapes or Burns
With summer coming, I know we are going to get our fare share of scrapes. Try applying a couple drops of lavender oil directly to the hurt area.
You will notice immediate relief. This works great with minor kitchen burns, too. Reapply, as needed, for pain relief.
6. Stress and Anxiety
Diffuse lavender oil in your home for an overall calming effect. If you have kids who suffer from anxiety or maybe kids stressed out studying for end of year tests, diffuse some lavender. If you don’t have a diffuser, you can also rub a drop or two on the back of your neck for stress relief.
7. Relaxing Soak
If you have had “one of those days”, melt your stress away with comforting bath. Toss about a cup of epsom salt into your bath and add a few drops of lavender.
Soak until your heart’s content, or you start to wrinkle up like a raisin. 😉
8. Pain Relief
Rub a few drops of lavender on a bruise or sore muscles. The lavender applied directly to the site of pain will soothe almost immediately.
9. Freshen your Home
The next time you vacuum, add a drop or two of lavender to your vacuum cleaner bag (or filter if you have a bagless vacuum). As you vacuum, the scent of lavender will linger in your home.
I love doing this – not only does your home look clean, but it will smell clean, too!
10. Ease Ear Discomfort
The next time your experience ear pain (or you have a kiddo who does), gently rub a drop or two of lavender behind the ears.
11. Good-bye Headache
Try rubbing some lavender on your temples or along your hairline the next time you feel a headache coming on. You can also add a drop of peppermint oil on top of the lavender if your headaches is a good one.
12. Fight Ticks
We have seen so many ticks already this season it is crazy! Literally. After you carefully remove a tick, rub a drop of lavender on the site.
This will promote healing from the bug bite and can help prevent an infection.
13. Fresh and Clean Skin – how to use lavender oil for face
Add a few drops of lavender oil to coconut oil to help fight acne and other facial irritations. Just rub a little of this mixture on your face before bedtime and you’ll notice a healthy glow in now time.
14. No More Laundry Stink
I leave my laundry in the washing machine too long (sometimes it happens). The next time you realize you’ve done the same, simply add a few drops of lavender to a damp cloth and toss it in the dryer with your clothes.
Everything will come out smelling clean and fresh (and there was no need to rewash all those clothes).
15. Facial Scrub
Try making your own facial scrub – fill a small jar (think baby food size) with rolled oats and then add a few drops of lavender. When you are ready to wash your face, scoop out a little of the oat mixture and add some water.
Cleanse your face as normal with this oatmeal scrub.
16. Household Cleaner
If you like to make your own cleaners, you probably have a spray bottle filled with vinegar and water. I know it doesn’t bother many, but I cannot stand the smell of vinegar. It literally makes me sick to my stomach.
If you are the same, add a few drops of lavender to the vinegar/water cleaner. The lavender will counteract the smell of the vinegar, so you can clean as normal without that vinegar-y smell.
17. Allergy Relief
If you or other members of your family suffer from seasonal allergies, try diffusing some lavender oil. If you need instant allergy relief, you can rub a couple drops of oil on your palms and inhale. It seems like half of my family suffers from allergies, so we often diffuse lavender.
18. No More Moth Balls
No one really likes the smell of moth balls right? Of course, no one likes moths in their clothes either.
The next time you go to store clothes, add a couple drops of lavender oil to a few cotton balls and place the cotton balls in with your clothes. Not only will they be moth free, but they’ll also smell great.
19. Fight Dandruff
Add a drop or two of lavender oil directly to your scalp or your favorite shampoo to help fight dandruff. Your hair will look and smell fabulous.
20. Splinter Removal
The next time someone gets a splinter, add a drop of lavender to the splinter site and leave it alone. The splinter will swell up and slide out on its own – this sure beats digging it out with a needle.
21. Comfort from Cold and Flu Symptoms
There is nothing fun about having a cold or flu. If you need immediate relief from your symptoms, try this – add several drops of lavender oil to a bowl of hot water.
Place a large towel over your head and the bowl (creating a “hood”) and slowly inhale.
22. Baking with a Twist
The next time you’re baking, why not change things up a bit and add a drop of lavender oil (must be 100% pure oil) instead of vanilla. You can do this with breads, cakes, frostings… just about anything.
23. Fight Pet Odors
If you have a four legged friend that’s done a doodle inside, get rid of that smell with a little lavender and baking soda. Simply mix together some baking soda and a couple drops of lavender. Sprinkle the mixture on your carpet and then vacuum up.
24. Homemade Deodorant
Whether you like to make your own deodorant or realize your’ve left the house without “deodorizing” reach for the lavender. In a pinch, you can rub 2-3 drops of lavender on your underarms in place of deodorant. This is a great reason to keep a bottle of lavender in your purse!
25. Refreshing Drink
Have you ever tried lavender in your drink before? Some like a drop of lavender in their herbal tea before bed and others prefer a drop in their lemonade for a refreshing daytime drink. Whichever your poison, try adding a drop of lavender next time.
Now you know how to use lavender essential oil!
There are such a variety of lavender essential oil uses! When I first heard of essential oils I had no idea that you could actually ingest them or use them on your skin, I thought they just smelled nice. 😉
Try these lavender oil uses today.
One thing to remember is that when you are using essential oils directly on your skin or for consumption, that you use 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil.
Which of these lavender essential oil benefits do you like the most?
I am still so amazed at what the lavender plant and lavender flowers can do. Lavender aromatherapy is so useful for numerous things. Give it a try!
This is not intended to be medical advice.