Uses for Lavender
A Long History
Using Lavender for cooking, perfume, and soothing is nothing new. In fact, it has been used for centuries! Both the Egyptians and Romans used it for its many benefits. Lavender can be used aromatically, topically, and internally. (We love tri-use oils!) It can be used for skin imperfections, at the end of the day to help you relax, or in some yummy recipes.
So let's get into some of its uses.
#1 Freshener: Combine Lavender and water in a spray bottle then spray it on your furniture, sheets, towels, and in your car to freshen them.
#2 Skin Imperfections: You know what I'm talking about! Combine with a little fractionated coconut oil to help those nasty spots on your face. Or put it on the bug bites to reduce irritation. You can make your own roller bottle, or buy a convenient Lavender Touch from doTERRA here.
#3 Apply For Sleep: Need a way to relax and settle down before bedtime? Apply a little Lavender to your pillow, blankets, or the bottom of your feet before bedtime.
#4 Breathe It In: Do you prefer to fill the air with the smell? Try diffusing it to fill the whole room with its soothing scent. Here are a few diffuser recipes for you to try.
#5 Drink It In: Lavender can help soothe and reduce anxious feelings. You can also experience its sleep promoting benefits by taking it internally. So next time you are wound up or needing a peaceful night, try adding a few drops to your water.
#6 Eat It Up: Yes! We love cooking recipes with oils! Well you can definitely add Lavender to your recipes. Need a few to try? Here are a few links. Do you have a favortie recipe using Lavender? Share it in the comments!
#7 Too Much Sun: We've all been there. We (or our loved ones) stayed out in the sun too long and did not apply enough sunscreen. Try this after sun spray to help soothe the irritation.
#8 Self Care: Lavender can be used for a variety of DIY self care items. Want a relaxing bath? Lavender can help. Dry Skin? Lavender's got you! Want a massage? Lavender to the rescue! You get the point. Here are a few recipes for you to try.
#9 Cleaning Aides: Just like there are many ways to use Lavender in self care recipes, you can also use it in cleaning recipes. Here are just a few to get you started.
#10 Baby Your Baby (and yourself): Lavender is a great oil to use for your little ones, and for yourself after having a little one. Check out these DIY recipes using Lavneder.
So there you have it! Many uses for Lavender, and there are MANY MORE!
What is your favorite way to use Lavender? I would love for you to comment and share your ideas!
Want ideas of how to use other essential oils? I have several blog posts for different oils. Here are a links to a few of them!