Lavender essential oil is definitely one of the most versatile of all oils. It’s commonly used in aromatherapy to help your body and mind relax, but it has so many other helpful uses. It’s one of those must-have oils to stash in your purse, kitchen cabinet, desk or car! You can incorporate it into your daily life in a number of ways. Here’s a list of ways you can start using lavender oil in your routine.
- Staying Calm: Rub a few drops on your palms and inhale the scent. The powerful smell has a calming effect on your mind. You can rub it on your temples, feet, wrists, pretty much anywhere, for an immediate effect. Store it in your desk while you’re at work to help keep you relaxed during your daily grind.
- Promotes Hair Growth: When you work the oil into your scalp, it stimulates hair growth, faster and thicker than ever. Scientific studies have shown it can help with a number of issues like pattern baldness or even alopecia. You can dilute it with your favorite carrier oil and massage directly to your scalp or add it into your hair products directly.
- Pain Relief: Sore muscles, aches, and sprains are no match for lavender. A great massage with the sweet smelling oil can provide some much-needed relief to your joint and muscles. There have been a number of studies that showcase lavender’s pain relief qualities. Keep it in your gym bag to reduce sore muscles after a workout or keep it in your purse for when aches from work may pop up.
- Wound Healing: Lavender is great to help treat minor cuts, bruises, and burns. It boosts the synthesis of collagen and helps heal skin tissues. A few drops of lavender essential oil on the affected area to help increase blood circulation and promotes healing. It’s great for skin irritations, razor bumps, and even sunburn.
- Treats Acne: Dermatologists admit that lavender essential oil is one of the most beneficial oils to treat acne. The oil has strong antibacterial and therapeutic properties that can help clear the skin and gives you a healthy glow. Plus, you’ll smell amazing. Sounds like a win-win.
- Bug Repellent: Bug bites are the worst. The scent of lavender is strong for many types of bugs like moths, mosquitoes, and midges. When you want to sit outside without getting bitten, apply some diluted lavender oil onto your exposed skin to help ward off the pesky critters. And if you do get bitten, lavender can also help reduce inflammation and pain from the bites. It’s the full package!
Lavender oil smells great, works wonders and gives a whole new meaning to an “essential” oil. As always, before you use any essential oil, do your research on the best ways to use it safely. Patch test on your skin before any topical usage to avoid any irritation it may cause.