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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.