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How to Use Lavender Daily

New York Institute of Aromatherapy

Lavender is a very versatile essential oil, and it has a variety of daily uses. It’s known for its calming effect on the body, and it’s highly therapeutic. The fragrance is light and offers balance for both the body and the mind. Having your bottle is like having an on-the-go picker upper, so here are some ways to put lavender to use:

Relaxation

Rub a few droplets into your hand and lightly inhale when you need to unwind. Also work it into the soles of your feet, on your wrists, or anywhere that you hold a lot of tension. You’ll find that you will start to feel a physical relaxation as you absorb the lavender.

Sleeping Aid

Did you know that lavender can help you sleep? If you have moderate sleeping problems or if you toss and turn, dab a bit of oil onto your pillow before you lie down. The steeped lavender scent will send you off to sleep right away.

Insect Bite Relief

Lavender is great for irritated and swollen skin areas. Apply it to wherever you’ve been stung or bitten, and you’ll notice an immediate difference.

Cut and Burn Relief

As stated above, lavender is great for skin abrasions and irritations. For minor scrapes and burns, it works the same. Lavender stops bleeding and kills bacteria while also healing the affected skin at minor burn sites.

Nausea Relief

To alleviate nausea and motion sickness, apply a small drop or two to the tip of your tongue. You can also try putting it behind your ears.

Dandruff Assailant

Do you have a dry, itchy scalp? Not a problem! Just apply lavender immediately to the scalp after you shower and it will help that dry skin breathe a little.

Lavender has several incredible uses, though these are just a few. Culinary lavender, which is particular for consumption, is a great addition to baked goods, mixed alcoholic drinks, and lemonade! It smells wonderful, aids your body and your mind, and tastes fantastic. Pick up some lavender wherever essential oils are sold, and you’ll have your personal bottle of magic.

 

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