If you aren’t familiar with essential oils the best one to get you eased into the essential oil world is lavender essential oil.
It is one of the most common essential oils to have in your household and my personal favorite. The uses are endless! Young Living has expanded lavender essential oil into so many useful products like bar soap, hand soap, and lip balm.
It is honestly so diverse, I can’t even act like I’d be able to inform you on all of the different ways you can use lavender in your life. If you end up loving it as much as I do you have to try out my lavender pillow spray recipe!
Lavender Essential Oil Uses
Here are just a few of my favorite uses for Lavender Essential Oil:
Mix 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil with coconut oil and apply to diaper rash with every diaper change. The first time I ever tried this my 7 month old had a diaper rash so bad that it was bleeding. We tried everything to clear it up and in less than 24 hours after we started using lavender oil it was gone. Now at the first sight of redness I apply this and we haven’t had a diaper rash since!
I’m not a fan of using pharmaceuticals for sleep so after some research I tried diffusing lavender oil in my room while trying to fall asleep. The first night I tried it I thought it must just be a coincidence that I fell asleep so fast, so I tried it again….and haven’t stopped yet! It shocked me (and still does) that this oil could knock me out like a sleeping pill! At the first hint of restlessness I just turn my diffuser on and I am out like a light.
Lavender oil instantly reduces the stinging, swelling, and redness associated with burns.
Bedtime for Kids
At nighttime we rub coconut oil with a few drops of lavender oil on the bottoms of our baby’s feet. It produces calming effects and aside from the occasional restless teething nights, B has been sleeping through the night since she was 8 weeks old.
Rub a few drops of lavender oil on a mosquito bite or bee sting and it relieves the burning and itching caused by the bites.
Dry Skin Relief
After B was born I developed a tiny bit of dry skin under my nose that would never clear up. I started using the same coconut oil and lavender mixture for her feet during bedtime on my face and it was cleared up almost instantly. I haven’t had it since!
In combination with peppermint and lemon oils, diffusing this mixture is an instant way to clear up your stuffy nose!
Lavender oil is a common ingredient in insect repellents. There are tons of homemade insect repellants on Pinterest using lavender essential oil and purification essential oil!
Lice and Fleas
Lavender oil has been used for centuries to kill lice and fleas and it’s safe to use on both your children and your dogs!
DO YOU WANT TO GET STARTED WITH YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS?
Head over to my “Getting Started with Young Living Essential Oils” page to learn more about how I went from essential oil skeptic to essential oil addict.
You can go ahead and order a premium starter kit (beginner kit for essential oil users) here! Once you order a kit you’ll hear from me soon after with more ways you can get started using your oils. This is what you will get:
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