Benefits + Uses for Lavender Essential Oil for Families
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils out there, and rightfully so! It offers so many amazing benefits and smells divine. If you are newer to essential oils and curious about all the benefits you can gain from a little lavender essential oil, than sit back and scroll through this article. I will share the benefits plus uses for lavender essential oil.
What makes lavender so unique is it is one of the most versatile herbs, so when it goes through the process of becoming an essential oil, it offers so many uses. From helping your eyelashes grow longer and thicker, aiding in pain relief, soothing headaches, and the list goes on. You might be amazed at what this single bottle of essential oil can do.
It is important to note that when you use essential oils on the skin it is important to use a carrier oil with them. Some essential oils can be very harsh on the skin when you apply directly. So follow instructions and grab your favorite carrier oil to dilute the lavender oil with it.
To gain benefits from your lavender oil it needs to be a therapeutic kind. Some essential oils are only meant for the smell, but if you buy quality oils you can reap the benefits like I have listed below. Sites like Young Living, doTerra, Ananda, Rocky Mountain Oils, are all great stores to shop from. We use Young Living Oils in our home.
10 Different Uses for Lavender Essential Oil for the Family
If the family is heading outdoors for the day, you might consider applying some lavender oil to any exposed skin. This helps repel buts like mosquitos that might come and land on you. They naturally don’t like the smell of lavender oil, that is why it is also great to plant lavender in your garden as well. If you do get a bug bite, rub some lavender on the bite, to help soothe it, as lavender offers anti-inflammatory properties.
Love the look of a bowl of potpourri but it doesn’t offer any aroma anymore? Add a few drops of essential oil to the potpourri mix, give it a stir and your home will offer a nice refreshing scent. Works well in areas where you family make the stinkiest such as bathrooms and entryways with all the shoes.
If you suffer from acne or someone in your family does, help clear up acne and reduce scarring. Simply add a few drops of oil with a carrier oil and apply to your skin once a day. It will help improve your complexion and get rid of acne, it offers an anti-bacterial property which works wonders for the skin.
Parenting life is not without its stress.Help relief your stress and take some lavender oil with a carrier oil and apply to temples, behind ears, wrists, forehead, and watch the stress and anxiety slip away. You may want to make a batch of this. Lavender can also diffuse it to freshen the whole room and also help bring your anxiety level down a notch or two.
Dry Skin and Cuticle Care
For the mamas – With a carrier oil and lavender oil, you can mix in with a dollop of your favorite moisturizing lotion to your hands and help lock in moisture in the skin. Or you can make your own hand cream if you want or cuticle cream if you don’t want to mix with a store-bought cream.
Relax and Sleep
If you or the kids struggle with falling asleep and/or staying asleep, lavender oil might help. You can diffuse in your bedroom 30 minutes before bed, or spritz bedding with a lavender spray of 15 drops of oil to 2 cups of warm water. Shake and spray around the room, so it smells nice. This can help soothe your might and allow you to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
Have a small cut, burn, or bruise to take of? Add a few drops of oil to the area and rub in a circular motion. This will help relive the area and calm and relax your sore muscles. Or add some drops in your bath with Epsom salt and soak for a bit to relieve your body aches.
Add one to two drops of oil into a lukewarm bath and wash your body with the water, to help reduce fever in you or your kids.
Add 1 drop of lavender oil into your mascara and shake it up. Then each time you apply your mascara it will help coat your lashes helping them grow thicker and longer. One drop works for the entire use of the bottle.
With therapeutic-grade lavender oil (safe for ingestion) you can add a drop to a cup of warm tea, to help improve digestion.
Are you a beginner when it comes to oils for the family? Read our family guide to essential oils.
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