Using your Lavender
Updated: Apr 27, 2021
Lavender is my absolute favourite essential oil, the floral scent is so calming. But have you ever wondered what Lavender Oil can be used for around the house or for first aid purposes? The more ways you can use your bottle of essential oil, the more ways you get bang for your buck.
The most common way to use Lavender essential oil is to put 5-10 drops in your diffuser and enjoy the calming environment the scent creates. This can be used during the day or in the evenings at bedtime when your mind needs to rest and unwind. Lavender can calm the mind and lower anxiety.
Lavender Essential Oil is calming to the skin as well as the mind. This oil can be applied directly to the skin if there are bug bites, hives, pimples or burns.
My favourite way to have a relaxing bath is to add epson salts, Lavender oil and a base such as almond, coconut or jojoba oil to the tub and this creates a lovely relaxing atmosphere.
Lavender is excellent to diffuse during the cold and flu season. It contains a-terpineol which has antibacterial activity, so it's great to diffuse when there is a sickness in the household and can safely be put on cuts and sores.
Around the house, Lavender can be used as a pest repellant in particular flea, fruit fly and cockroach. If you have a cockroach infestation you could soak a cotton ball in Lavender and place it in the area the cockroaches seen to enter the house for example behind a dishwasher.
Natura Emporiums Lavender Essential Oils are a great addition to your home.