- Pouring 3 or 4 drops into hot running water in a bath for full body relaxation
- Mix drops into olive, avocado, almond, apricot kernel or grape seed oil for a full body self-massage – use instead of lotions or creams
- Can be applied full strength directly onto insect bites, blisters, pimples, burns (unless deep skin burns) or any other skin problem; works great on pimples.
- Insomnia – put a few drops onto your hand and rub into pillow; Put some into the air using a diffuser; or it can be rubbed into the temples (just avoiding contact with the eyes)
- Sunburn – combine aloe vera with lavender oil to cool, reduce swelling and redness
- Sinus headache – rub a drop or two of lavender oil into the temples and across the sinuses a few times during the day to ease the pain
- Depression – use in a diffuser, add to bathwater or dab on your wrist and temples; Lavender is very uplifting
- Helps to prevent scars
- Mosquito repellant
- For chest or nasal congestion/flu – put 5 drops into boiled water and breathe in the steam with a towel draped over the head
- Place a drop on a cold sore to dry and speed healing
- Mix 5 drops into carrier oil (olive, almond, etc) to massage into the back or other muscles for pain or strains; Lavender penetrates deeply into the muscle tissues, encouraging them to expand to increase blood flow.
- Can help with athlete’s foot or other fungal infections
- The oil also stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile and thus aids in treating indigestion, stomach pain, colic, flatulence, vomiting and diarrhea.
- For menstrual cramps, rub a few drops into the lower abdomen
Lavender is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant and sedative – a medicine chest in a bottle. A few drops go a long way.
And it smells great!