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20 Ways to Use Lavender Oil

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Lavender oil has to be one of my most favorite essential oil out there!  It is so versatile and has hundreds of uses!  Plus, it smells amazing!  I diffuse lavender oil in my house daily.  I have it in a reed diffuser in my bedroom, and I diffuse it in each of my children's bedrooms nightly.

Therapeutic-grade lavender oil is may complement your favorite skin care products!  The fragrance is calming, relaxing, and balancing – both physically and emotionally.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender’s aroma is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to create a calming and comforting environment. Lavender essential oil may compliment your favorite shampoos, lotions and skin care products. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it.

Ways to Use Lavender Oil

Calming – rub lavender oil on your feet for a calming effect.

Supports Healthy Sleep – Rub a drop of lavender on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help you sleep.  I like to add several drops in my diffuser for nighttime.

Support Healthy Skin – Mix several drops of lavender with a carrier oil and apply to the affected area.


Sweeten Laundry – Ad lavender oil to a wet cloth and place it in your dryer to freshen and deodorize laundry.

Perfume  Wear as a perfume and smell lovely all day.

Reduce Occasional Stress – Add a drop or two to a cotton ball and put it in the vents in your car for a relaxing ride!

Scent a Room – Make your own reed diffuser with lavender and place it in a closet or bathroom.

Oil Cleansing – Add lavender to your oil cleansing mixture to support healthy skin.

Bath Salts – Add 4 drops of lavender to 1/2 cup epsom salts and add to a bath!

Lip Balm – Make your own soothing lavender lip balm.

Homemade Body Butter – Add lavender to your favorite body butter recipe!

Did you find a use that you didn't know about?  I did!  I am about to go put lavender in all of my closets!!

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What is your favorite use for Lavender?

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  1. Hi Kelly,
    I have never used a reed diffuser for essential oils. Do you mix the oils with water?

    1. Nancy! I am actually posting about reed diffusers on Monday!! But in short, you add the essential oils to a base oil. I used sweet almond oil. Olive oil would be too heavy.

  2. What a great list! Lavender is my favorite essential oil – I add it to everything 🙂 I need to get some diffusers to put in my kids’ rooms at night, thanks for that idea!

  3. Thanks for the variety of these suggestions! When lavender is mentioned, people often talk about sleep/relaxing and then stop there. I am a strange one…smelling lavender oil at night or putting a drop on my pillow gives me very vivid active dreams. Not at all peaceful!! I have tested this out on several nights, so my bottle went back in the cabinet as worthless. My one other idea was insect bites, but we moved to an area with very few biting insects. (Not that I’m complaining on that one!) Thanks for some ideas on how to use it in other ways.

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