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7 Lifestyle Benefits of Using Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular oils used in the world because of its numerous benefits for the body and mind. Many cultures throughout history have incorporated Lavender into their lifestyles, including the ancient Egyptians who used it as a perfume and as part of their religious ceremonies and the mummification process. Reports claim that the faint smell of 3000-year-old lavender even wafted out of King Tutt’s tomb when archeologists opened it in 1923!

In the modern era, lavender is incredibly popular for aromatherapy purposes that focus on relaxation and stress relief.  It is often recommended to people who are just starting to explore the benefits of essential oils. But the world would be missing out on all this versatile oil has to offer if we only used it as a pleasant aroma to de-stress. If you love lavender and want to learn more about incorporating it into your daily life, check our list of the top seven ways it can benefit your lifestyle:

Soothe Sunburn

After a long day in the sun, use Lavender oil to help soothe skin from over exposure to UV rays. Add 9-18 drops to an ounce of cooling aloe jelly (not gel) and apply it to your skin for quick relief.

Promote Sleep

Lavender oil is one of the best choices for use in the bedroom when you want to promote a restful night’s sleep. Diffuse during bedtime and use Lavender Organic Hydrosol as a refreshing spray for your pillows and bedding. If you enjoy an evening bath, add 9 drops to an ounce of our Unscented Castile Soap and mix into warm bath water. This will help to soak away the stress of the day and put yourself in the mood for great sleep.

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Promote Respiratory Health

You can use Lavender oil in a steam treatment to help open congested sinus by adding two drops to boiling water. Use 9 drops of Lavender in 2 tablespoons of your favorite carrier oil and apply around the neck to ease sinus pressure and promote feelings of clear breathing.

Repel Insects

Believe it or not, most insects don’t like the smell of Lavender. Diffuse it around windows and doors to prevent insects from flying in or use it on the skin as a safe alternative to bug repellents.

Promote a Clear Complexion

Lavender has powerful cleansing properties that can eliminate the oils that cause blemishes while improving your complexion. Just add 3 drops to 10 mL of our Near Perfection Carrier Oil for a fresh, clean face. It can also soothe irritated skin associated with the season or environment when added to a carrier oil.

Deodorize

Lavender has the power to quickly zap bad smells! Use it on anything around the house that tends to develop less-than-pleasant odors. You can add it to a load of particularly smelly laundry, in athletic shoes, in the bathroom, or anywhere that could use some strong deodorizing power.

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Final Thoughts

In addition to the uses and benefits mentioned here, Lavender can be used for just about anything you want. Don’t limit yourself with this versatile oil. Try it out in your home and develop unique ways to incorporate it into your lifestyle. It is a great alternative to synthetic products that packs just as much power to clean, freshen, and deodorize as anything you’d find on a store shelf. It can really benefit your lifestyle — however you choose to use it — so try to always have some on hand for whatever life throws at you.

65 thoughts on “7 Lifestyle Benefits of Using Lavender Essential Oil”

  1. Love your lavenders! I have tried your regular one, the Lavender Fine, and the CO2. The Lavender Flower CO2 was my favorite…any plans to carry that again?

  2. Lavender was the first oil I tried and its still a favorite. My favorite way to use it is with peppermint and lemon to help with seasonal allergies. I also just love the aroma of that combination!

  3. I think I’ll give lavender another chance after reading all the great uses on here. Use to be my favorite fragrance for bath gel, soap, room sprays before I started using essential oils. Early on had an experience which turned me off lavender, but I don’t remember what it was. Time for a linen spritz and a nose renewal!!

  4. Not a big fan of the Lavender scent, but I buy it because it is so versatile. I appreciate this post and am glad to have a few more ideas on how to use this oil.

  5. My first essential oil!!! So many uses. It was our dog’s favorite ….she knew it would clam her during thunder storms. She would stand by my oil cabinet and want her oil….smart dog. I love to diffuse it with lemon.

  6. I had a lavender hand cream and I didnt love the scent. I just ordered a bottle of the essential oil because I’ve heard it’s a must have so I hope it’s a better experience!

  7. I like to diffuse Lavender in my office at work when I am feeling anxious or stressed. It’s the perfect “chill out” oil with it’s calming scent, however too much of it and I just get sleepy. But it’s perfect if you need to calm down or chill out.

  8. Lavender oil has so many uses – definitely a must have! I’ve been using it on my rosacea and have better improvements than I have during the last year with a prescription cream!!

  9. I use this oil a lot. I diffuse it along with peppermint and lemon and it gives me a good nights sleep. I am also adding a few drops of lavender and lemon on my laundry and my clothes smell nice.

  10. Your lavender is devine. I’ve always had lavender EO throughout my life, starting from when my mum would add a drop or two to cotton wool and put it under my pillow when I was a child. Yours is just such a beautiful scent, I’ll never purchase from another company.

  11. I use it almost for everything. Add to my shower gel for a relaxing bath. Lavender jojoba is now my favourite for face and hair. I even use it as a perfume (non-dilution) on my clothes. It last the whole day.

  12. I was never a fan of lavender until I started using essential oils. I ordered some just because it’s so therapeutic for such a variety of things (every time I look up what I should use for a certain purpose, lavender is almost certain to be on the list). I didn’t expect to love the scent, but the oils a world apart than the artificial fragrances.

  13. Plant Therapy’s lavender is the BEST. I’ve been using it for a while now for sleep, but never knew you can use it for sunburns! awesome!

  14. Lavender oil is one of my top favorite oils. I diffuse it on it’s own or in a variety of blends (with peppermint and orange sweet being my favorite blend). Thanks for some more ideas of how to use my lavender oil around my home.

  15. Lavender has always been my favorite! I almost always have at least one 30ml bottle on hand because I like to make sure I never run out 😉

  16. Hands down, this is the absolute must have oil. I look forward to sleeping every night because I know I’m going to diffuse lavender 🙂

  17. I loved the history fact about the smell of lavender wafting out of the tomb 3,000 yrs later! I love lavender. It calms my toddler right down. Also, I got a chuckle from the typo “bed” smells, lol. Thanks for the info!

  18. Lavender was my very first EO! And it is still one of my favorites. I use it in my personal skin care routine and my massage clients love it also.

  19. I absolutely love PTs lavender! If I wanted to add it to smelly laundry like mentioned would I just drop a couple drops into the wash? Or onto the dryer sheet? This is such a great idea I had never thought of! I am interested in trying the lavender in a steam also!

    1. You could go ahead and either add 10-20 drops of Lavender directly to your washer at teh beginning of the washing cycle, or you can add a few drops to a dryer sheet. Whatever you’d prefer!

  20. Ah lavender! This is definitely the most versatile oil. I love it in so many ways. It’s also great that it’s so powerful and yet gentle enough to use on skin without dilution (e.g. for bug bites).

  21. Lavender has Always been one of my first Go To oils! I use it for so many things, relaxing diffuser blends, lotions, in soaps, cleaning the list goes on! Love this oil!

  22. Lavender was my first oil and it’s still my favorite! Whenever someone asks me about essential oils, I always start by telling them about the beauty of lavender. Thanks to this blog, I have somewhere great to direct them! Love Plant Therapy! You never cease to amaze me!

    1. Ronica, I think most of us can agree with you on your love for Lavender! It’s so versatile yet gentle so the possibilities are endless

  23. Lavender also works wonders for bug bites. My toddler gets huge welts from mosquito bites, and if I put lavender on right away, they subside quickly without him clawing at them.

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