One of the most useful essential oils is the lavender. This oil can help with almost everything. It is anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties and this makes it a perfect option for any kind of situation. If you have to pick just one essential oil for the rest of your life, the lavender may be the best option.
The lavender has been used for its cleansing attributes and medicinal qualities for more than 2.500 years. Ancient Greeks used the lavender to treat bad backs, insomnia and mental health. Egyptians used the lavender as a perfume. Also, the lavender was used as an insect repellent and deodorant for medieval castles. It has been used to ward off the Great Plague and they tied branches to wrists and also added it to clothes.
Create a lavender mixture – topical uses
Don’t forget to dilute the lavender oil with some carrier oil (for example coconut), in topical applications because the essential oil can cause some skin irritation. Avoid every sensitive area, like your eyes. Remember to use just 100 percent therapeutic grade lavender oil because the others won’t give the wanted effect.
For an easy access, you can mix in a jar lavender oil and coconut oil. You need ¼ cup of coconut oil with three drops of lavender oil. You should always use glass when working with oils because they can break down the plastic. The glass is great for the environment too.
- Stings / Bug Bites and Minor Rashes – rub the mixture on the area where the bite is. This mixture can fight against the skin problems and will remove the pain.
- Cuts – you can use a Q-tip to apply this mixture to your wound to help soothe the pain and clean the area.
- Alopecia / Dandruff – massage this mixture into your scalp and this will help you with hair loss, itching, and flakes.
- Acne – use one to two drops of the lavender oil with your everyday face wash in order to help with the acne and to prevent some future breakouts.
- Chapped Skin / Lips – massage the affected areas with this mixture.
- Minor Burns or Sunburns – use this remedy on a cotton ball and apply to the affected area.
- Fungal Infections – place the lavender mixture using a Q-tip onto the affected area.
Diffused or Inhaled:
- Hay Fever or Congestion – diffuse 2 to 4 drops or place 1 to 2 drops into your hands, rub the hands until they became warm and then inhale.
- Anxiety, Relaxation, and Sleep – diffuse 2 to 4 drops or you can put a drop on a cotton ball and then place it on your pillow case.
- Pests – put 1 to 2 drops of the lavender oil on one cotton ball and place it in your closets or drawers in order to keep the undesired pests out.
- Child Sleep Time – put 1 to 2 drops of the lavender oil into the nightly bath water of your kid to help settle them easily down for bed.
- Nausea / Motion Sickness – put one drop of the lavender oil on your tongue to help with the nausea.
- Food Prep – the lavender oil can be used in the preparation of food in order to enhance the flavor of your food. It goes perfectly with chocolate. Use just 1 to 2 drops.
Uses for Pets:
- Ear Health – use 2 to 4 drops of the lavender oil and a quarter cup fractionated coconut oil to make a wonderful ear spray and cleaner.
- Wound Healing – use the lavender mixture on a Q-tip and treat the wounds. You will promote healing and clear the bacteria.
These are only a few of the many uses for the lavender and that is why the lavender should be your first choice. Keep the essential oils out of reach of children and pets.