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