Lavender is one of the most useful essential oils to have in your kit. This multi-purpose oil is renowned for its distinctive floral scent, but also comes with a wealth of health benefits, too.

Once you learn just how versatile lavender oil can be, we guarantee you’ll be using it every day! From stress relief to linen spray and restful sleep, keep reading for 10 effective ways to use lavender oil for health, beauty and wellness.

Stress relief

Lavender oil has extremely powerful soothing and balancing properties, making it ideal for stress and anxiety relief.  In fact, lavender oil is known to have an immediate calming effect when inhaled or topically applied. Whenever you’re feeling stressed, agitated or anxious, simply dilute some lavender oil with your favourite carrier oil and massage gently into the wrists, temples and soles of the feet.

Restful sleep

Because of its calming properties, lavender oil is also ideal for assisting with deep, restful sleep. You can create your own pillow spray, diffuse lavender oil in the bedroom, or simply add a few drops of lavender oil to a relaxing bath soak before bed.

Soothe cuts, burns and scrapes

Lavender oil provides cooling relief for any minor burns, cuts or scrapes. You can dilute lavender oil with a carrier oil and massage gently into the affected areas for immediate relief of pain, burning or redness.

Household cleaning

Looking to reduce toxins and chemicals in the home? Lavender oil is a natural disinfectant and has amazing antiviral and antibacterial properties. Create your own natural cleaning spray by mixing 10 drops of lavender oil with a spray bottle filled with equal parts water and white vinegar. 

Lavender oil acne serum

Lavender oil naturally fights redness and helps the skin heal after a major acne breakout. Add a couple of drops of lavender oil, along with frankincense, cedarwood, and chamomile, to a bottle of your chosen carrier oil like jojoba oil or coconut oil. Massage gently into your skin as a soothing serum. 

Oatmeal scrub

Fill a baby food jar with oatmeal and add 5-8 drops of lavender oil along with a dash of water to create an excellent natural scrub for beautiful skin! Use just a little each day for smooth and nourished skin. 

Fragrant ironing

Want to infuse some fragrance and freshness into your clothes? Simply add a couple drops of lavender oil to the water in your iron.

Alleviating ear pain

If you struggle with occasional ear pain or earaches, lavender could just be your new best friend! Warm the lavender oil lightly being careful not to scald it, and mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil. Massage the blended oil around the ears (not in the ears) and near the glands in the throat to assist with pain relief. 

Lavender oil for dandruff

Did you know lavender oil is renowned as one of the best essential oils to fight dandruff? Mix lavender oil with a carrier oil and massage gently into the scalp 2-3 times per week before washing hair as normal. You could also add a few drops of lavender oil into your regular shampoo.

Motion sickness

Planning a trip? Keep a bottle of lavender oil handy and place a drop on the end of your tongue or behind your ears to fight nausea. 

Don’t forget, when applying any essential oil topically, it’s important to only use high-quality, 100% pure products. You can check out our full range of doTERRA and NATTo essential oils online at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases.

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