Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad or therapeutic benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for mummification, bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; its ability to calm and soothe the mind and body continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to soothe skin irritations and help skin recover quickly. Applying Lavender to the back of the neck and temples helps reduce muscle tension. Inhaling Lavender promotes relaxation and a restful night’s sleep, making it an ideal oil to diffuse at bedtime and when stress levels are high. Due to Lavender’s versatility and soothing properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.
Powdery, floral, light
Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities
Soothes occasional skin irritations
Helps skin recover quickly
Eases muscle tension
Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet for a restful night’s sleep.
Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand for minor burns, cuts, and scrapes.
Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck to ease muscle tension.
Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
Tips from dōTERRA‘s Facebook Fans:
“Monster spray – Place Lavender and water in a glass spray bottle. Kids use it to scare away monsters and eventually fall asleep.” -Rachelle Christensen Castro
“I place it on a cotton ball and place it in my vacuum cleaner bag. It helps purify the air as you vacuum plus leaves a nice smell.” -Debra Land
“Stress reducer – 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Peppermint, and 1 drop Deep Blue. Rub on temples, neck, and the bottom of feet.” -Angela Wimbish
“I use it to deal with my seasonal discomfort in combination with Lemon and Peppermint. LOVE.” -Claire Murtagh O’Hara
“Use it with coconut oil, it’s the best treatment for diaper irritation! -Melanie Andersen
“I am an esthetician and use this oil when doing a scalp massage. Clients LOVE it!” -Sarah Ferrell Horwich
“Put a few drops in a carrier oil and use for itching tummy while pregnant.” -Katie Crocker
Check out how dōTERRA used Lavender in past blog posts:
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*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product. The statements shared from our Facebook page are the personal opinion of independent persons and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of dōTERRA International.