Six more Ways to use Lavender Essential Oil


Recently I met a woman who carries a small bottle of lavender essential oil where ever she goes. She says it is like having your own personal first aid kit on hand. Knowing all the wonderful attributes of this healing oil, I am thinking I should do the same thing. Though I have used lavender essential oil for many years, I still continue to learn new uses for this amazing oil. So without further adieu, here are six more wonderful ways to use lavender EO that were not mentioned in previous posts:

  1. Calming
    Remove the lid from a bottle of lavender EO whenever you feel stressed or anxious. Then place the open bottle under your nose and inhale deeply. Ahhh… Soon the world is a friendlier place. It is also a great idea to rub 2-3 drops on the feet, temples, wrists, or most anywhere. Using lavender on your temples may ease a tension headache.
  2. Bee sting/ insect or spider bite
    Put 1-2 drops of lavender EO on a bee sting or ant bite to relieve itching or swelling. Years ago I was bitten by a black widow spider. My entire leg was red and swollen. Using a cotton ball, I put lavender EO on the bite and on my entire leg. Both the pain and the swelling subsided almost immediately.
  3. Sleep aid
    Just before climbing to bed, put a drop of lavender EO in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and then lightly smooth the top of your pillow with this fragrant scent. I have used this at home and when traveling.
  1. Minor burns
    Lavender EO, just two to three drops, is a wonderful way to relieve the redness, swelling, and pain of a burn. I like to keep a little bottle in the kitchen cabinet. It seems that most burns happen when I have my apron on.
  2. Cuts
    Put lavender oil on a cut to stop bleeding and kill bacteria.
  3. Nausea
    Place a drop of lavender EO behind the ears or around the navel to treat nausea or motion sickness.

    Does anyone have some other ways you use this oil? I am always on the lookout for more ideas. Kathy

Kathy Stevens