Lavender essential oil has been the quintessential oil for the aromatherapy industry for many years. Although many folks use other oils, even those that have never actively sought essential oils have come across a Lavender-based product or two over the course of the last handful of years.
There’s a reason for this. Not only does Lavender smell great, it also has a myriad of uses that make it incredibly versatile, and it’s generally non-toxic (unless you’re allergic or pregnant - in which case it is imperative that you speak with your doctor before using Lavender essential oil in any way.) so many, many, people can use it in their daily life. Today, we’re going to give our Top 5 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil, so you can take the step to incorporate essential oils into your daily life without much effort at all!
Skin Care: As an antibacterial, Lavender essential oil is a great alternative to chemical-filled facial and skin soaps, as it will help to rid your skin of acne-causing bacteria while also leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed. Include Lavender in an all-natural cleanser or moisturizer by adding a just few drops of essential oil! In addition, Lavender has calming and soothing properties (anti-inflammatory and antiseptic) that make it a great remedy for things like sunburn and insect bites. Simply adding a few drops of Lavender essential oil to some coconut oil (or the natural oil of your choice) can make for a very relaxing blend!
Falling and Staying Asleep: Lavender, as a known sedative, can be a wonderful addition to your nightly routine if you’re someone that has trouble falling and staying asleep. If you’re like me, and it’s the falling asleep that’s the problem, you can put a few drops of Lavender essential oil on your pillowcase before you go to sleep, and the aroma will help to calm your mind and allow you to drift off into a restful sleep. If you’re the type of person that has trouble staying asleep as well, you can use a tabletop diffuser along with some Lavender essential oil to continue diffusing the aroma into your room while you’re sleeping!
Add it to Your Laundry: The sweet and soft aroma of Lavender is a great addition to any laundry cycle! Simply add a few drops into your machine along with an unscented detergent to help kill odor-causing bacteria and leave your laundry smelling fresh and natural! However, if you’d rather not add it to your wash cycle, you can add a few drops to unscented dryer sheets to add the scent during the drying process!
Take a Calming Bath: Sometimes after a long day at work, you just need a bath and a book, am I right? Lavender can be the perfect sidekick for a relaxing bath! Add a few drops to the water along with unscented soap and chill out with the soothing aroma.
Try it in Any Recipe: It’s important to keep in mind right off the bat, you won’t need more than a couple of drops of essential oil in cooking, because they are incredibly strong! With that in mind, add a few drops to your tea, a stir fry, a pan of brownies, you name it! The fresh and flowery taste of lavender is a wonderful addition to any dish!
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