Lavender Essential Oil :: all about oils series

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Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils and a scent commonly used in lotions, skin care products, laundry soaps, and room sprays. Lavender has a fresh, floral scent that is known for its calming effect. Lavender is another versatile oil and is used in many skin care routines and relaxing/nighttime routines. It’s so gentle for your skin, Young Living created an entire baby line from it. The Seedlings line has great products that are gentle for babies. The seedlings gift bundle is a great gift for all expecting mothers.

Lavender comes in most of the premium starter kits (PSK). You can purchase your starter kit HERE*. In addition to your starter kit, you will get 24% off all YL products and be able to sign up for Essential Rewards (ER). ER is a monthly wellness box, customized by you, delivered right to your door.


Topically

Lavender is a gentle oil and can either be applied directly to the desired area or can be diluted. Dilution is recommended for use on babies and small children. Lavender is great for skin support and is great for skin irritation/rashes, bug bites, sunburn and blemishes. I like to add these* roller tops directly to my lavender bottle and apply directly to the irritated area.

Add 15-20 drops Lavender to 10 mL roller bottles*, top with fractionated coconut oil*, roll on bottom of feet, back of neck, wrists, ankles, or chest for sleep support and to promote relaxation.

Add 15-20 drops of Lavender to a 3oz spray bottle*, top with witch hazel*, shake well and spray on skin after a day in the sun.

Aromatically

Add 6-8 drops of Lavender into your diffuser for a calming, floral scent. It is great for promoting relaxation and sleep. It is great in the kids room during naptime or bedtime or in the living room during a peaceful movie night.

Add 1-2 drops into the palm of your hands and take a few deep breaths. Rub your hands through your hair and allow it to be a natural diffuser.

You can diffuse Lavender by itself or with other oils. My favorite Lavender diffuser blends can be found at the bottom of the page.

Dietary

Lavender is part of the vitality line, which means it can be ingested. Lavender adds a floral accent to your favorite recipes.

Add 1-2 drops in your favorite lemonade. Here is a great recipe for honey lavender lemonade.

Add 1-2 drops of Lavender and 1-2 drops of Lemon into your water.

Add 4 drops to your favorite jams or jellies. It goes great with blueberry, apricot, raspberry, and peach.

Add 10 drops to a lemon or vanilla pound cake.

Add 5 drops into your favorite buttercream frosting.

Check out this recipe for homemade blueberry-lavender ice cream!


Lavender is gentle for you skin and calming to your body, making it great for so many things. Here are some of my favorite practical ways to use Lavender.

Calming Bath

-1-2 cups Epsom Salt*

-4 drops Lavender

Add to warm bath and soak

Sunburn Spray

-3oz glass spray bottle*

-2 tablespoons Aloe Vera*

-10 drops Lavender

-10 drops Peppermint

-1/2 cup Witch Hazel*

Shake well to mix ingredients. Spray on skin as needed.

Make-Up Remover Pads

-4oz glass jar*

-1/4 cup Distilled Water

-1 teaspoon Castile Soap*

-1 teaspoon Witch Hazel*

-1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil*

-7 drops Lavender

Round Cotton Pads*

Add liquids to glass jar and shake until thoroughly mixed. Add cotton rounds until liquid is absorbed. Keep in an airtight container.

Sleepy Time Pillow Spray

-3oz glass spray bottle*

-10 drops Lavender

-10 drops Cedarwood or Chamomile

Add oils to glass spray bottle. Top with distilled or filtered water. Spray on pillow every night before bed.


New to essential oils? Interested in getting a starter kit? I would love to have you on my team. You can purchase your starter kit HERE* and begin your journey to non-toxic living. By purchasing a premium starter kid, you will receive a YL membership and will get 24% off future purchases. On the fence or want more information, send me an email or DM me on instagram and I would be more than happy to help you out!

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