30+ Uses for Lavender Essential Oil, Plus FAQs

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Lavender essential oil is known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential oils, as it seems there is nothing it can't help with. With so many uses for lavender essential oil, it is one of the most common essential oils to keep in your wellness toolkit.

Lavender's aroma inspires consciousness, health, love, peace, and an overall sense of wellbeing. It contains a 118 frequency, suitable to support emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.

** PLEASE NOTE ** Don't be fooled by clever marketing. Not all essential oils are created equally. Make sure you're not wasting your money on fake or altered essential oils (even if they're labeled as “pure essential oil”). Don't miss our explosive report outlining the dirty little secrets of the essential oil industry to ensure you're not wasting your money on brands of oils that legally mislead you through deceitful marketing practices.

Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil, also known as the “swiss army knife of essential oils” is one of those oils that are great to keep on hand because it is easy to use every day for a wide variety of purposes. Its soothingly pleasant aroma has nearly unlimited uses, and can easily be blended with other oils for targeted physical, mental, or spiritual support, or just to simply enjoy.

While lavender essential oil is often talked about as the gentlest essential oil, and many people claim you can use lavender essential oil “neat” (without diluting), we highly recommend always diluting essential oils at 50% minimum. This helps with reducing your chances of experiencing “sensitivity” where your body can produce unexpected reactions (usually in the form of a rash). Usually, I encourage our members to dilute 1 drop per ml of carrier oil.

A carrier oil can be any cold-pressed, seed-based oil (ideally organic and unrefined). This includes most cooking oil, like coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil. Personally, we LOVE using sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, and the V6 Carrier oil (made by Young Living). This is the best way to dilute your essential oils for topical use.

4 Ways To use Lavender Essential Oil for Relaxation

Lavender is incredible for helping reduce tension and help you relax.

Add a few drops to a cup of Epsom salts and baking soda into a warm bath so you can feel relaxed and rejuvenated after a long day.

Rub a few drops in your hands with some carrier oil (like coconut oil), cup your hands over your nose, then take a few deep breaths to calm your mind.

Rub a few drops with some carrier oil on your feet, temples, wrists (or anywhere) to feel almost instantly calm.

Spray it on your sheets before bed to promote relaxation and sleep. Here is a great Lavender Linen Spray recipe.

3 Ways To Use Lavender Essential Oil To Improve Your Sleep Quality

Lavender is great at helping you relax, which helps you fall asleep. It also supports your respiratory system, so you can breathe easier, which helps you sleep longer with a higher quality of sleep.

Diffuse a few drops for the kids or rub a drop with some coconut oil on their feet to help them unwind and get ready for bed.

Diffuse a few drops of lavender at night to help you fall and stay asleep

Add a few drops of tangerine and black spruce to enhance the lavender in helping you relax and sleep (my favorite sleepy time blend!)

8 Ways To Use Lavender Essential Oil To Benefit Your Skin

Lavender supports your skin by reducing wrinkles, brightening your skin, and reducing spots, making you feel more confident and beautiful. Feeling beautiful and confident helps you become more productive and happier, which in turn creates a whole new level of happiness and positivity. When you look good, you feel better and act more confidently.

Make your own skin toner

Add a drop of lavender to your mascara to extend the life of your mascara and help support your eyelash wellness

Mix a few drops of lavender essential oil in a carrier oil and rub it on your skin on areas of irritation to help support the skin while it heals.

Use lavender essential oil in your favorite DIY sugar scrub recipe

After spending too much time out in the sun, add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil to some coconut oil (or your favorite carrier oil) and rub over the red areas to help soothe your skin and support healing.

Use lavender in your DIY home pedicure self-care routine using this DIY Peppermint Lavender Foot Scrub

Add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil to your favorite carrier oil to remove your makeup, instead of using something that could contain toxic ingredients.

Use in your homemade diaper cream for your baby

CAUTION – True lavender is often adulterated with hybrid lavender (lavandin), synthetic linalol and linalyl acetate, or synthetic fragrance chemicals like ethyl vanillin. These hybrids won't have the same constituents, so your benefits may be different if your lavender oil contains a hybrid plant. The synthetic additives (or if it is all synthetic) may have harmful effects instead of healthy benefits. Quality and brand transparency is everything with essential oils, especially with an oil as popular as lavender.

Using lavender essential oil in your hair

The lavender essential oil has many benefits, including supporting your hair and the skin around your hair follicles.

Add lavender to your favorite DIY beard oil

Use a few drops of lavender essential oil in your DIY Hair Mask Recipe

Use lavender essential oil around your home

Add 3 drops each lavender and rosemary to your dryer balls when you do laundry

Make a room spray with 30 drops each of lavender, rosemary, and lemon essential oils in an 8 oz glass spray bottle filled with a pinch of salt and water

Use lavender in your homemade hand sanitizer

Add lavender essential oil to your homemade foaming hand soap recipe

Lavender Essential Oil DIY Diffuser Recipes

Happy Spring Blend: 3 drops each peppermint, lavender, and lemon essential oils

Sweet Dreams Blend: 2 drops each black spruce, lavender, and tangerine essential oils

Summer Delight Diffuser Blend: 3 drops spearmint essential oil, 3 drops jade lemon essential oil, 4 drops lavender essential oil, and 4 drops of Stress Away Essential Oil Blend.

Don't miss our full list of our Lavender Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

Recipes featuring lavender vitality essential oil

Lavender Lemonade is a fantastic drink recipe that helps your body relax and unwind.

Make a lavender simple syrup

Add a drop of lavender to your icing recipe to use on cupcakes

Lavender is a wonderful addition to homemade blueberry ice cream, perfect for special occasions and summer treats.

Be sure to check out our vitality essential oil conversion chart to see how much essential oil to use in your recipes!

2 Lavender Essential Oil Alternatives

If you're worried about using lavender or don't have any on hand, you can use clary sage or hyssop as lavender essential oil alternatives. Keep in mind clary sage and hyssop shouldn't be used on children under 6.

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Where to Buy High-Quality Essential Oils

Don't be fooled into purchasing substandard, fake, or counterfeit essential oils using clever marketing and loose labeling laws. Be sure you know about the 10 Dirty Little Secrets of the essential oil industry so you can make the best choice for your needs for in-depth information about why quality matters, how not to be fooled, and what to look for

Warning: DO NOT purchase your oils through Amazon, eBay, Walmart, or similar websites with 3rd party sellers! Many of those oils are counterfeit and may cause health ailments, skin reactions, headaches, and a lot of misery. Most reputable essential oil brands do not allow their oils to be purchased there, so when you do find them (even if the seller appears to be legitimate), they're often fake.

If you're ready to start your essential oil journey, this is our favorite place to purchase from because of their transparency and dedication to doing what is right for their customers and not compromising on their integrity to provide industry-setting quality standards throughout all their products.

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