Lavender works wonders on burns while preventing scarring! Apply several drops to cover the affected area (depending on the size of your injury) to decrease pain and jump start healing. I burned my hand on a frying pan pretty bad but I applied 3-4 drops of Lavender immediately and the result: no pain, swelling or redness! I applied again that night and by the next day there were no traces of a burn. Works great on sunburns too!
- Cuts & Scrapes
Its antibacterial and pain-relieving properties make Lavender oil the perfect natural first aid remedy for minor cuts and scrapes. Lavender oil can stop bleeding, clean the wound & kill bacteria. Add a drop or two directly to the affected area.
Ideally you want to diffuse lavender oil in your room for maximum effect, but if you don’t have a diffuser, simply put a few drops of Lavender oil on your pillow & linens to help you sleep. If you are a serious insomniac, do the above and then put a couple drops in the palms of your hands, cup your nose and mouth and inhale deeply for several minutes.
- Stress & Anxiety
Lavender is calming, relaxing and balancing! Rub 2-3 drops in the palms of your hands, cup your nose & mouth and inhale deeply to calm the nerves and mind. For a full body effect, inhale and then apply to the temples, wrists and feet.
If you struggle with Migraines or tension headaches, you will be excited to know that Lavender oil can alleviate your pain within a few minutes when inhaled deeply using the hand cupping method. The most effective version combines lavender oil with peppermint oil and applying the mix to the temples & neck along with inhalation.
- Insect Bites
A drop or two will stop itching, reduce swelling & start the healing process. Since it also acts as a natural repellent, apply a few drops to your bed linens to ward off bed bugs, in your dresser to deter moths and around door jams to keep ants, spiders and creepy crawlies from seeking shelter.
- Eczema & Dermatitis
Depending on your level of suffering, you may want to combine a couple oils for maximum effect, but Lavender oil will always be your main ingredient. Dilute in highly moisturizing oil like coconut, olive or sesame oil and apply several times a day to the affected area or as a general moisturizer in dry climates.
- Nail Fungus
Lavender is highly anti-fungal which makes it a great natural remedy for nail fungus. Apply Lavender oil daily, taking care to get under the nail as much as possible, until the nail area clears. While treating your nails, be sure to keep them free of moisture and avoid wearing socks or sneakers. This allows them to air out as much as possible.
- Household Cleaner
Due to the antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and antiviral properties of Lavender oil, it is one of the best essential oils to use as a household cleaner and disinfectant. Add several drops to a spray bottle filled with equal parts water and distilled vinegar. Spray to surface, wait a few seconds and then wipe.
- Acne & Complexion
Lavender inhibits the growth of bacteria and aids your body in balancing its sebum secretion. Add a couple drops to your facial cream or directly onto breakouts. Regular use of Lavender oil on your face or skin can aid in healing dryness, scarring, acne and naturally tones the skin.