Lavender

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Because of its many uses, lavender has been called the Swiss Army Knife of essential oils.

Application: Apply 1-2 drops on location. Directly inhale. Diffuse. This oil does not have to be diluted on adults. For children under two, dilute before using topically.

Health

Allergy Stick Recipe  –  Melt the follow ingredients in a double boiler and then pour into an empty chap stick container: ½ cup coconut oil, 1 TBS beeswax, 15 drops lavender, 8 drops tea tree oil, 5 drops eucalyptus oil, 3 drops peppermint. For full instructions visit  Frugally Sustainable.

Bath Soak  –   Add a drop of lavender to a handful of Epsom salts. Toss into hot bath water.

Bruises and Cuts  –  Apply topically to promote healing.

Bug Bites  –  Apply topically to reduce itch and promote healing.

Calming Effect  –  Massage on bottom of feet.

Chapped Lips  –  Apply diluted with coconut oil.

Cramps  –  Rub on lower abdomen.

Cough  –  Dab on nose and neck.

Dandruff  –  Put a drop of lavender in a handful of shampoo. Wash and rinse hair.

Deodorant Recipe  –  Cream the first three ingredients. Mix in essential oils. ½ cup coconut oil, ½ cup arrowroot, 1 ½ TBS baking soda, 10-20 drops lavender, optional 2TBS beeswax. Pour into empty deodorant container. For full instructions visit Beauty in the Mess. Note: if you choose to use the beeswax, you will have to melt the ingredients in a double boiler pan.

Ear Pain  –  Rub behind the ear. Do NOT put essential oils directly in the ear.

Hay Fever  –  Inhale from bottle. Or rub on the back of the hand and inhale.

Nausea  –  Rub on belly or behind ears.

Night Time Spray  –  Add the following ingredients to a 4 oz bottle: 1 ½ TBS of witch hazel or vodka, 6-10 drops of lavender. Fill remainder of bottle with distilled water.

Runny Nose  –  Rub 1 drop of Lavender under nose.

Sinus Health  –  Rub on neck, chest, and behind ears.

Sunburn  –  Dilute with aloe vera gel and apply to sunburn for a cooling effect.

Baby

Calming or Bedtime Rub  –  Dilute and rub on the bottoms of baby’s feet.

Diaper Rash Cream   –  Melt the following ingredients in a double boiler. Add essential oils last, after removing from heat. 1/2 cup Shea butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1 TBS beeswax, 2 TBS vegetable glycerin. Store in a glass container. This recipe is safe for cloth diapers since it does not contain zinc. For full instructions, check out Little House Living.

Eczema Recipe  –  Melt the following ingredients in a double boiler, adding essential oils last after removing from heat:  1/4 cup Shea butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 15 drops lavender, 5 drops tea tree oil. Store in a glass container. For full instructions visit Kula Mama.

Fever in Baby  –  Rub on feet and spine.

Itchy Stick Recipe  –  Melt the following ingredients in a double boiler, adding essential oils last after removing from heat: 3 TBS almond oil, 1 TBS beeswax, 3 drops lavender, 5 drops peppermint, 1 drop tea tree oil. Pour into 6 lip balm tubes. For full instructions visit Hobby Farms.

Sore Mommy Breast  –  Over-supply can cause sometimes cause pain. Apply undiluted Lavender to breasts to help reduce inflammation. Be sure nipples are clean before nursing.

Stretch Marks on Mom  –  Rub undiluted Lavender on stretch marks to reduce their appearance.

Teething  –  Freeze a washcloth that has been wet with water and a few drops of lavender. Give to baby to chew.

Beauty

Acne  –  Dab on pimples or add to moisturizer.

Anti-Aging Stick Recipe  –  Melt the following ingredients in a double boiler, adding essential oils last after removing from heat:  1 TBS meadowfoam seed oil, 2 tsp coconut oil, 1.5 tsp beeswax, ½ tsp Shea butter, ½ tsp vitamin e oil, 7 drops frankincense, 10 drops lavender. Pour into 6 lip balm containers. Thanks to Jenni Raincloud for this recipe!

Cleanser (Purifying Cleanser) Recipe  –  Mix the following ingredients:  3 TBS boiling water, 2 tsp salt,  4 TBS castile soap,  10 drops of lavender. Can add rosemary for blemish prone skin.

Hair Growth  –  Put lavender in shampoo or put 2 drops on hair brush.

Perfume  –  Apply to wrists or behind the ears.

Puffy Eyes  –  Dilute and rub under eyes.

Scar Tissue  –  Apply to scars topically.

Varicose Veins  –  Apply to veins topically.

Wrinkles  –  Apply to wrinkles topically to promote smooth skin.

Home

Clothes  –  Put lavender on a cotton ball. Place in drawer.

Cleaners  –  If you make your own cleaners and want to add fragrance, use lavender. Lavender helps neutralize the vinegar smell in most home-made cleaners.

Humidifier  –  Put a few drop in humidifier to purify the air. Do NOT use citrus oils in humidifier. They will break down plastic.

Laundry  –  Put lavender on a wet cloth and toss into dryer with wet clothes. Or make a sock ball with a few drops of lavender. Place in dryer as dryer sheet.

Linen Spray  –  Place the following ingredients in a 4 oz bottle:  1 TBS vodka, 15 drops lavender. Fill remainder of bottle with distilled water.

Mattress Cleaner  –  Mix 1 cup baking soda and 5 drops lavender. Sprinkle on mattress with a sieve. Let it set for 1 hour. Vacuum off.

Pet Odor  –  Mix lavender with baking soda. Sprinkle on carpet. Set 30 minutes. Vacuum.

Room Spray  –  Put the following ingredients in a 4 oz bottle: 1 TBS vodka, 15 drops lavender. Fill remainder of bottle with water. Add other oils for fragrance.

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