Essential Oils 101: Lavender Oil

Essential Oils (EOs) are very beneficial to our health and well-being. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, regenerative, antiseptic, and anti-viral! This is a wonderful EO to have on hand at all times.

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 As with any essential oil, lavender should be diluted with a carrier oil to prevent desensitizing. Adults can typically use 2-4 drops (mixed with carrier oil). Rubbing the drops (mixed with carrier oil) into a baby’s feet is a great way to use the essential oils for infants.

Be aware of the dangers of ingesting EOs. They are very potent and can cause harmful damage to the inside of your body! A great resource is the go-to expert on EOs, Robert Tisserand. Check out his FB page for TONS of information!!!

You can also diffuse the oil into the air with a diffuser, but make sure it doesn’t heat the oil. Check out these here at NYOrganic!

 Lavender is one of the EOs that is safe to use during pregnancy, too!!

 This list is just sampling of great uses for lavender oil:

 

  • Diffuse to stimulate creativity
  • Diffuse or apply to feet to calm babies
  • Diffuse or add a drop to your pillow for restful sleep
  • Diffuse to help calm anxious or nervous pets
  • Soothes headaches – rub a drop on the back of your neck
  • Great to use for combating allergies
  • Make a soothing skin mist (after sunburn spray!)
  • Use in a natural massage oil for a calming massage
  • Heal blisters, chicken pox, eczema, burns, cuts, diaper rash, acne, bug bites/stings, and more!
  • Helps to calm morning sickness-a drop or two on the belly button
  • Reduce fever in little ones under age 6
  • Add to your vinegar/baking soda natural cleaner for a fresh smell
  • Use as a fabric freshener & deodorizer for clothes, couches, mattresses, and more
  • Mix with baking soda to get rid of pet smells (sprinkle on carpet & vacuum, or place in container with open lid)
  • Add a few drops to your vacuum bag for a delightful smelling home
  • Add to bath salts for a relaxing bath

 

If you are interested in learning more, I would highly suggest the FB group: Using Essential Oils Safely and the website: www.learningabouteos.com!

You can find essential oils, teas, herbs, and more here at Mountain Rose Herbs.

 

What is your favorite use for Lavender??

 

*Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational purposes only. None of these statements are intended to treat or diagnose an illness or disease. Seek medical advice for injuries, illnesses, or disease.
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Jess is a simple Carolina girl finding her way to being a naturally-minded mom and sharing her experiences with the world! She’s always looking for ways to be more efficient with the time, space and money God has given her family. She loves reading, blogging, crochet, spending time with her family, long walks on the beach and a trip to the mountains!