Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Twelve ways to use Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is probably one of the most widely available and well-recognised of all the essential oils. Here are just a few ways it can be used.

1. Lavender Water

In a spray bottle combine 5 drops of lavender essential oil with 150mls of distilled water. Shake well before using. This simple spray can be used to freshen a room.

2. DIY Flea Spray for Dogs

The flea spray has a clean, fresh, but subtle, smell. It can be used both as preventative and as a treatment for fleas. Learn how to make it HERE.

3. Deodorising Powder for Feet

Unfortunately sometimes you just can't avoid smelly shoes. This recipe for a deodoriser, suitable for both feet and sneakers, is (like most of my recipes) simple to make and does the job well.

4. Chamomile Toner

The first of three toner recipes all using lavender essential oil. This soothing chamomile toner is very mild and suitable for most skin types. Get the recipe HERE

5. Elder Flower Toner

Elder Flower Toner is very gentle so is well suited for sensitive. It's made with only four ingredients and you can leave out the lavender essential oil if you prefer.

6. Lavender Toner

This is a simple to make toner is easy to make with only three ingredients and is particularly suitable for young teenage skin. Get the recipe HERE.

7. Itchy Bites

A few drops of lavender essential oil can help to ease the itch of insect bites. Always take care when applying essential oil directly to the skin - not all essential oils should be used in this way.

8. DIY Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer doesn't take the place of washing you hands, but it's useful when you have little or no access to clean running water. DIY Hand Sanitizer utilises the antibacterial and anti-viral properties of lavender essential oil.

9. Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm

Coconut oil works well as a make-up remover and moisturiser on it own. Adding cocoa butter and essential oils both nourishes the skin and and gives your skin tone a boost. Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm is good for most skin types, but particularly dry skin.

10. Olive Oil and Rosehip Night Cream

Extremes of weather can suck the moisture right out of your skin. Olive Oil and Rosehip Night Cream can be used at night or of you have really dry skin that needs a boost use it as a rich day cream.

11. Eczema Soothing Facial Mask

While this mask can take some time to make it's definitely worth it. Learn how to HERE.

12. Headaches

A little lavender essential oil gently rubbed into the temples can help ease a headache.

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  1. I always forget that lavender can help with headaches! I've been using it (mixed with a carrier oil, of course) to rub on my daughter's feet at bedtime to help her sleep better. It seems to help!

  2. Lavender is my absolute favourite Essential Oil, It is a must in my house. You can also use it on beestings, its amazing how well it stops the swelling and heals. I use it everyday, on my pillow. Thanks so much for the awesome ideas.
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  3. Do you have a lavendar essential oil brand you prefer?

    1. I use a locally produced essential oil made quite close to where I live in New Zealand. Look for a reputable supplier with 100% pure oils.

  4. I didn't know it would help with itches/bites. Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop!

  5. I made a roller bottle up of lavender and other things for headaches and it is magic! Using it right now!

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight!

    1. A roller bottle sounds like a great idea. I'll give it a try.

  6. Those are great ideas for the lavender oil. I'm always amazed at all of the uses for these magical oils:)

  7. So many uses for lavender EO! My favorite is using it for headaches. It really works. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould!