Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
There are many important uses for lavender essential oil. Every home should have a bottle of lavender, if no other oil, because it is so very effective in the treatment of burns and scalds. Lavender oil is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative, and detoxifier which promotes healing and prevents scarring, and also stimulates the immune system and contributes to the healing process by stimulating the cells of a wound to regenerate more quickly.
A few drops of lavender oil wiped on a burn effects the most remarkable cure as the skin returns to normal within days. Just one drop rubbed on the temples will bring relief from a headache. Because lavender is a natural deterrent of mosquitoes and moths, among other insects, it can easily be dabbed on a ribbon and hung at the window to deter pesky insects, or put on cotton ball and placed in a closet to deter moths. The natural antibiotic and antiseptic qualities of lavender oil make it not only a highly effective wash for cuts and grazes, on you or your pet, but also for tables, tiles and fridges. The fact that it smells so good makes it useful oil when creating an air freshener.
Here are a few more tips for using lavender essential oil
If flying makes you anxious have ready a tissue with one drop of lavender and one drop of geranium in a little plastic bag. When you are starting to feel uneasy pull the tissue out and hold it to your nose for a moment. Take in big sniffs, close your eyes, and relax.
Lavender – 10 drops
Chamomile – 5 drops
Bergamot – 1 drop
Geranium – 2 drops
Diluted in 2 oz almond oil and 2 tbsp of sesame oil
This is a rash of tiny blisters that look like little pink or red spots. It is caused by blocked sweat glands and is extremely itchy.
Take a bath of baking soda mixed with lavender oil – it is very important that you add the lavender to the baking soda and mix them together well before putting in the bath.
Baby under two – ¼ cup baking soda, 2 drops lavender
Two to seven – ½ cup baking soda, 2 drops lavender
8 to 10 years – ½ cup baking soda, 3 drops lavender
10 yrs to adult – 1 cup baking soda, 4 drops lavender