Everyone needs to have Lavender Essential Oil in their home all the time. It is probably the most useful and yet gentlest of all the essential oils. Lavender is one of the very few oils which is so mild it can be used directly on the skin without harm. So, a single drop on an insect bite or cut can be just the job!
Use in the bath for relaxing the muscles and promote restful sleep or in an oil burner to relieve the stresses of the day.
Lavender is well known for helping with a good night’s sleep which is why our elders and ancestors used to make little fabric bags filled with lavender blooms to tuck under their pillows or fold into their nightwear in a drawer. Today, we are more likely to dab a drop od essential oil of lavender onto our pillow.
A lavender massage before bed is perfect for an infant who is fretful at night. (See instructions for massage mix and remember to make the blend much weaker for small children. 1 drop lavender in 10mls carrier oil)
As lavender does induce sleepiness, it’s best not used before a long drive or before going to work. Keep it for the end of the day.
Lavender is helpful in relieving anxiety in pets too. Use in an oil burner for dogs and cats who are fretful when they hear fireworks.
Below is a list of uses for Lavender Essential Oil.
Acne and spots
Cuts and scratches
Insect bites & bee stings
Promotes hair growth