Lovely Lavender - 12 uses for a healthy body, home and soul

 

lovely lavender

 

12 uses for a healthy body, home and soul

 

If there’s one essential oil you’ll want to have in your life, lavender is it. This delightful essential oil not only smells amazing, it’s also incredibly versatile to use.

 

For a healthy body & soul

 

Sleep support

If you want to enjoy a deeper restorative sleep, lavender works a treat to soothe and relax the mind. Rub a drop of lavender oil on your palms and your pillow nightly.

 

Soothe dry skin

If you have dry skin during the cooler months, lavender oil is a wonder worker. Add a few drops to your palms and massage over dry skin with some lush almond, grapeseed or coconut oil. You can also use lavender oil on chapped lips for a cooling effect.

 

Support the immune system

If you’re feeling under the weather, try adding lavender oil to boiling water and inhale the steam to open up your nasal passages. You can also rub lavender oil on your temples, forehead and the back of your neck to reduce tension.

 

Support digestion

If you’re experiencing occasional indigestion, your stomach can be gently soothed with lavender oil. Drinking lavender tea after your meal will help reduce gas or bloating too.

 

Travel support

Lavender is a wonderful oil to take with you whilst travelling as it helps reduce occasional nausea or motion sickness. Simply add a drop to various pressure points on the body for short term relief.

 

Calming

Lavender truly works magic to reduce stress. A safe inhalation method is to add 2 - 3 drops to your cupped palms, and breathe in gently. You can also rub the oil on your feet, wrists and temples to soothe your mind.

 

Relieve mild muscle pain post exercise

If you’re suffering from sore muscles after your workout, run yourself an Epsom salt bath and add a few drops of lavender oil. The oil eases tension and supports the muscles to relax. You can also rub on sore muscles to promote circulation and healing.

 

For a healthy home

 

Anti-bacterial cleaners

Lavender is a strong antibacterial herb, so it’s great to use in homemade cleaning products. Simply add 6 drops to a spray bottle with white vinegar and you’ve got a safe, effective cleaning product to use in your home.

 

Insect repellent

Most insects dislike the smell of lavender, making it a safe insect repellent in your home. Sprinkle a few drops on your mattress to keep unwanted insects away from your bedroom or create your own bug spray using a few drops with witch hazel and distilled water.

 

Diffuser

Diffusing a few drops of lavender in the home can create a relaxing, serene environment that supports a calm mind and reduces stress.

 

Natural deodorizer in the laundry

Add a few drops of lavender to your wash cycle to help kill odor causing bacteria and create a soothing smell for your freshly cleaned clothes.

 

Add flavour whilst cooking

You can add a few drops of lavender to any recipe you desire. Sparkling water tastes amazing with lavender, as do scones, raw chocolate and even salads. Get inventive and have fun!

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