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25 Uncommon Uses For Lavender Oil To Improve Your Body, Mind, And Home

It's common knowledge that the scent of lavender oil has a calming effect on the body. So let's skip the common knowledge stuff and get right to the things that you probably don't know. And when we are done with that I'll show you how easy it is to make your own at home.

Healing the body with lavender oil

  1. Dab on insect bites or bee stings to stop them from itching and to promote healing.
  2. Dab it on first degree burns to help them heal.
  3. Soothes sunburn and helps the damaged skin to heal faster.
  4. Makes a good astringent for acne prone skin as well. Add a few drops to an ounce of apple cider vinegar or with hazel and then apply with a cotton ball.
  5. The oil can help the cuts heal and reduce scarring. Don't use it on open wounds but massage it into recently closed ones.
  6. Some studies have shown that compounds in the lavender may help slow the spread of cancer but more study is needed to confirm this.
  7. Massage it into your scalp to help reduce dandruff.
  8. Deeply inhaling the scent has helped some reduce indigestion and especially nausea.
  9. Has helped some eczema sufferers that mixed it with coconut oil and massaged it into their skin.
  10. Great for chapped lips, just massage it in.
  11. Got seasonal allergies? Massage it into your hands, cup them together, and inhale deeply.
  12. Lavender oil can help get rid of cold sores.

Healing The Mind

  1. Get relief from minor headaches by inhaling the scent of lavender, or for more serious headaches rub a bit into each temple.
  2. Put a couple drops on your pillow to help you fall asleep more quickly.
  3. That trick can also help you sleep deeper as well.
  4. Feeling stressed at work or while sitting in traffic? Inhale the scent of the oil and immediately feel yourself relax.
  5. Putting drops of lavender on the tip of the tongue, behind the ears, and around the belly button have helped some with their motion sickness.

For The Home

  1. Repel insects by rubbing a couple drops into exposed areas of the skin.
  2. A room full of the scent of lavender can improve the mood of everyone in it.
  3. It's commonly used in homemade soaps.
  4. Add a few drops to a hot bath.
  5. Mix it in with your daily facial or body cleanser.
  6. Scent your own homemade deodorant with it.
  7. Use it to clean the house by adding it to a vinegar and water solution.
  8. Mix it with unscented laundry detergent for a chemical free scent.

How To Make Your Own

Coconut oil (if you haven't heard of it learn more here)

Large bunch of dried or fresh lavender flowers

Ball jar with lid

Strainer

Saucepan

Step #1: Remove the flowers from the stems and place them in your glass jar. Fill the jar to the top.

Step #2: Warm your oil over low heat until it it warm but not hot. You should still be able to touch it without burning yourself.

Step #3: Fill the jar with your warm coconut oil to the top and put on the lid.

Step #4: Let the flowers steep for 30 days. Give it a gently shake a couple times a week.

Step #5: Strain the mixture to separate out the flowers.

Step #6: Store your infused oil in a cool spot and protect it from sunlight.

Pretty simple, right? You can make it as strong as you want to by adding more lavender flowers so don't be afraid to experiment a bit with each batch.

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