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5 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
Soothes Occasional Skin Irritations
Lavender is great and easy option for seasonal symptoms (facial pressure) and “skin irritations” (Sorry, censored!). Bugs love my oldest daughter! They will find her anywhere and anytime. She will quickly swell up even and get incredibly itchy if she does not scratch them. Rubbing a little lavender on skin irritations quickly eases the itchy feeling. For seasonal symptoms you can also rub 1 drop of lavender on your sinuses, cheeks and forehead to help relieve any head tension and pressure. You can also diffuse it into the air.
Natural Bug Repellant
I love this one. Bugs do not like lavender and so it is a great go to oil. You know that annoying cricket you cannot seem to get find nor get to stop chirping? This will help! I put a drop or two on a cue tip and will rub it in the corner on the wall where I am sure they are hiding or I will rub it on the base of the door frame to keep them from coming in. It works like a charm! Sweet silence!
You can also make an actual Bug Repellant with it! My son will break out into a rash if people even touch him with bug repellant on, so we just usually avoid going out during mosquito season. Not anymore! Add 10-15 drops of lavender oil to 1 oz water in a small misting spray bottle. Shake it well and spray it over any visible skin and clothes. Problem solved!
Helps Skin Recover Quickly
To help with sunburns you can place 10 drops lavender in a 4 oz misting spray bottle filled with distilled water. Shake well, and spray on the burned area.
To Relax and Promote Rest
Diffuse lavender into the air or rub on the soles of your feet (or your kiddo that needs it 😉 ) to help promote a calmer atmosphere. I love using my homemade deodorant recipe and adding lavender to it to help keep me calmer.
To Ease Muscle Tension
No one likes to watch the baby cry from teething pain and I swear all those gum numbing gels don’t’ last long or seem to get drooled out of their mouths. Did you know that a little Lavender oil can help with “muscle tension” (Censored! But lavender can work with a variety of “muscle tension”)? I did not either until Courtney shared that trick with me! All you need to do is rub a drop or two on the jaw bone to relieve your teething infant’s “muscle tension”. We always recommend to add with each drop a tiny amount of coconut or olive oil to help spread it easily and maximize it’s application.