Lavender Essential oil (Lavandula Officinalis)

Lavender oil is one of those oils I find myself reaching for time and again. It is so effective for so many things which is why I keep it in my first aid kit at home and in the therapy centre.

Here are a few things Lavender can help with:

  • Relieves heart palpitations
  • Pain relieving
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Healing on burns (but do not put on scalds)
  • Acne, eczema, boils
  • Swelling from injury.
  • Hair (alopecia)
  • Sleep.
  • Eczema.
  • Athlete’s foot.

And here are some useful recipies using lavender oil:

  • Lavender linen spray: distilled water & lavender oil. Good for ironing as it is a natural fibre relaxant.
  • Lavender is a natural insect repellent. (spray on clothes to repel moths or hang a lavender bag in your wardrobe)
  • Add a few drops of lavender and a few drops of tea tree onto cotton wool and put into stinky shoes to remove pong!
  • Floor cleaner: ¼ cup of distilled vinegar into a litre of water. Add 5-10 drops of lavender oil
  • Lavender body wash: ½ cup coconut milk, 2/3 cup of castile soap, 8 drops lavender, 4tsp glycerine (vegetable) Combine all ingredients in a bottle and shake well before use.
  • Add two drops to the underside of a pillow for a blissful night’s sleep.
  • Dab some lavender oil onto a bee sting or insect bite to take away pain and heal the area.
  • Motion sickness: put a diluted drop on, the navel or behind the ears to calm nausea.
  • Dab a drop on a cold sore to heal it. (make sure to only dab on the cold sore, to protect the skin around the cold sore use some vaseline as a barrier)

But remember not all lavender oils are created equal so be sure to check the label says Lavandula Officinalis/ Angustifolia for benefits listed above.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Mark

    Thanks for your blog, nice to read. Do not stop.

  2. Can I just say what a relief to find somebody who truly understands what theyre discussing on the internet. You certainly know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people really need to check this out and understand this side of the story. Its surprising you are not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

    1. aileenholistic

      thank you so much for your kind words

Leave a Reply