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Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

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:

  1. To help the skin; dry skin, burns, cuts, scrapes, sores
  2. Lavender helps to reduce discomfort and is soothing
  3. It is purifying so you can use it to clean cuts
  4. It cleansing and can appear to tighten the skin
  5. Lavender destroys germs
  6. It’s good for supporting gastrointestinal health, relieve gas, and aid digestion
  7. Commission E (which I guess is the German version of the USA FDA), has approved the use of lavender for helping with sleeplessness.
  8. Lavender has been used to alleviate stress and sadness, as well as boost mood.
  9. Lavender has also been used to balance vaginal bacteria
  10. You can use lavender to treat insect bites and stings
  11. Lavender helps with respiratory problems
  12. It can also help with mouth sores, toothaches, and sore gums
  13. Lavender is considered an aphrodisiac
  14. It has been used to help prevent vertigo
  15. and lavender relaxes muscles

 

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!

Sources: 

  • The Green Pharmacy. James A. Duke, Ph.D
  • The Herb Bible. Peter McHoy. Pamela Westland.
  • The American Pharmaceutical Association Practical Guide to Natural Medicines. Andrea Peirce.
  • Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs. 
  • The Encyclopedia of Herbs and Herbalism. Malcolm Stewart. 

 

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