There are so many uses for lavender essential oil; it’s the first oil I was introduced to and one that I always have on hand. I’ve personally used lavender essential oil for burns and for sleep. Remember to read our disclaimer, but the short version is that these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not meant to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
Some of the uses for lavender or lavender essential oils have been:
- To help the skin; dry skin, burns, cuts, scrapes, sores
- Lavender helps to reduce discomfort and is soothing
- It is an antiseptic so you can use it to clean cuts
- It is an astringent so it will tighten the skin
- Lavender is considered antibacterial and considered antimicrobial
- It’s good for supporting gastrointestinal health, relieve gas, and aid digestion
- Commission E (which I guess is the German version of the USA FDA), has approved the use of lavender for helping with sleeplessness.
- Lavender has been used to alleviate stress and sadness, as well as boost mood.
- Lavender has also been used to balance vaginal bacteria
- You can use lavender to treat insect bites and stings
- Lavender helps with respiratory problems
- It can also help with mouth sores, toothaches, and sore gums
- Lavender is considered an aphrodisiac
- It has been used to help prevent vertigo
- and lavender is an antispasmodic
Research has also said that lavender is not likely to cause skin sensitivity. It’s one essential oil that I use on my kids without worry. Comment below what you’ve used lavender for!
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