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Benefits and Uses for Lavender and Lemon Essential Oils


Benefits and Uses for Lavender and Lemon Essential Oils

Proclaimed staples in any essential oil collection, Lavender and Lemon are two popular oils with a plethora of therapeutic uses. The possibilities are endless! You can use them alone or blend together and diffuse for a wonderfully clean and fresh scent. You can even combine these with a variety of other essential oils to soothe your mind or body. Let’s check out these two goodies a bit closer.

Lavender Essential Oil

Undoubtedly one of the most popular essential oils, Lavender is known to have numerous benefits for the mind and body . Calming, soothing, nurturing, healing…basically, the list goes on and on. Lavender has a sweet, dry, and herbaceous-floral scent that is relaxing and peaceful. It is widely known to help reduce feelings of anxiety and fear by calming an overworked nervous system .

When diluted to 2-5%, this sweetly scented oil can be massaged onto the aches and pains causing discomfort. Furthermore, Lavender’s pain-relieving properties have been widely studied , and results from these studies tell us that topically applying Lavender is an amazing way to help soothe discomfort and bring a sense of calm.

Essential oil bottles next to lavender flowers

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Lavender DIYs

It’s the first essential oil everyone buys: Lavender. It’s a powerhouse oil used for everything. From aiding in relaxation to helping heal burns, there’s nothing this essential oil can’t do. This DIY Counting Sheep Cream utilizes Lavender’s benefits to help calm the body and mind for a great night’s rest. So, check out a few Lavender essential oil DIYs that we believe you need to try:

Counting Sheep Cream

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Add the essential oils to the body cream and stir well. Next, apply to the tops of the feet or chest 30 minutes before bedtime.

We weren’t kidding about the many therapeutic and remedial benefits of Lavender! Check out these other amazing DIY projects that include it:

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon is a wonderfully bright and fresh essential oil for the winter! It is fantastic for uplifting your mood, providing a boost of energy, and promoting mental clarity and focus. It also makes a wonderful addition to DIY cleaning products. For a quick DIY cleaning concoction, try combining ½ cup of baking soda with a teaspoon of dish soap and a tablespoon of peroxide. Then, add 8 drops of Lemon and mix well. This paste can be used to shine your stainless steel sink or remove the labels from glass jars! Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the nice pick-me-up sort of scent that Lemon brings with it.

plant therapy lemon essential oil

If you are wanting to use Lemon topically, please keep in mind that this is a photo-toxic oil and can cause skin reactions if not diluted below the recommended 2% maximum. Make sure to use just 6 drops for every two teaspoons of a carrier oil of your choice. This will help avoid a negative reaction.

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Lemon DIYs

Lemon essential oil is a wonderful, zesty and tangy-scented oil perfect for helping increase energy and boost mood. Our Flawless Feet DIY recipe combines Lemon and other amazing essential oils with Aloe Vera Jelly to help clean funky feet that’s been barefoot in swimming pool areas or shared showers. Check it out below:

Flawless Feet

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

First, combine all ingredients and mix well. Then, apply to funky feet/ toenails that result from being barefoot in shared showers or swimming pool areas.

Small clear bottles of oil next to lemons

Check out our other projects and blends below that include Lemon, sure to help boost your blend:

Whether you create these DIYs as a gift for a loved one or a fun activity for yourself, these entertaining and simple DIYs are just what you need to help soothe your body and mind. Let us know below which DIY you are excited to try!


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