Lavender Oil Uses

  • Using lavender oil

    Uses for lavender oil


    Lavender oil is said to have many uses. These are just a few. No doubt, you will find even more once you start using it.

    Using lavender in your first aid kit

    Lavender is a perfect inclusion in your first aid kit. In terms of first aid, you can use lavender for minor burns, minor cuts, stress, insomnia, sunburns and hives. See below for more details on how to use it on your skin.

    Using lavender on your skin

    To use lavender to heal, rejuvenate and cleanse your skin, you should generally dilute it to 5% in any carrier oil (25 drops per tablespoon). You can also use it this way for mild burns and cuts and scars. However, if you are using it on an open wound, you can use it in minute quantities without diluting it. Helichrysum is preferable for more serious injuries. Note: Spike lavender shouldn't be used on cuts, burns or wounds.

    Using lavender for sore muscles

    To use lavender on your sore muscles, you should dilute it to 3-5% in any carrier oil (15-25 drops per tablespoon).

    Using lavender for stress and anxiety

    To temporarily alleviate stress and anxiety symptoms, you can diffuse it or you can dilute it to 5% in any carrier oil (25 drops per tablespoon) and apply on your skin. Or you can use in a relaxing aromatic bath.

    Using lavender for sleep disturbances

    To temporarily alleviate sleep disorder symptoms, you can either diffuse it or dilute it to 3-5% in any carrier oil (15-25 drops per tablespoon) and apply on your skin before bed.

    Using lavender for asthma

    You can diffuse lavender to help prevent asthma. But see Essential oils for asthma for more details.


    Lavender Oil Uses

    Learn more about aromatherapy or see our how to use essential oil videos.



    Disclaimer: The statements made on this page have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. If a condition persists, please contact your physician or healthcare provider. The information provided is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with a healthcare provider, and should not be construed as medical advice.

  • Lavender oil benefits

    Lavender essential oil benefits

    Unlike other essential oils which are often mainly used for just one condition, lavender oil is more of a potent universal healer for a number of conditions.

    It is generally non-irritating, non-sensitizing, and nontoxic. But to obtain all the benefits of lavender oil, you have to be sure you are using pure lavender oil as lavender is one of the most frequently adulterated essential oils. Organic lavender oil is preferable.


    Disclaimer: The statements made on this page have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. If a condition persists, please contact your physician or healthcare provider. The information provided is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with a healthcare provider, and should not be construed as medical advice.

  • Types of lavender oil

    Which type of lavender oil should you use?


    There are many types of lavender oil. It is native to the Mediterranean region, but lavender is now grown in France, Bulgaria and Kashmir. At Amrita Aromatherapy, we supply these types:

    • Lavender Extra – we sell varieties grown in both Bulgaria and France. But Christoph Streicher, the founder of Amrita Aromatherapy says in his video on using essential oils for the third chakra (see Aromatherapy & The Third Chakra) that only the French variety (harvested from higher altitudes and the finest lavender) will help to ease deep karmic tensions in relationships and relax, ease and support glycogen synthesis in the liver
    • Lavender Maillette – some people find the fragrance of this variety more appealing and that is why it is often used in perfumes
    • Lavender Spike – this is said to be the best variety to use if you are wanting to reduce stress, sleep better and reduce insomnia (but it shouldn't be used on cuts, burns or wounds)
    • Lavandin Grosso – this is said to be anti-depressant and stress-reducing
    • Lavandin Stoechas – this is said to be respiratory-soothing, detoxifying and warming
    • Lavandin Sweet – this is said to be calming, antiseptic and antibacterial.

    Disclaimer: The statements made on this page have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. If a condition persists, please contact your physician or healthcare provider. The information provided is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with a healthcare provider, and should not be construed as medical advice.

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