15 Unique Ways to use Lavender Oil

15 Unique Ways to use Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is, as you know, one of the most popular essential oils since it is from a plant that grows much more rapidly, and more widely spread around the globe than others. Being one of the most well-known essential oils, there are many uses for it that have been discovered!

Different Uses of Lavender Oil

Starting from the shower all the way into your makeup routine, here are the 15 inimitable uses for lavender oil:

Health

Foot Bath: Sometimes, whether we like it or not, our feet begin to dry up and form cracks and splits. We all know how unpleasant this can be, and should all try to take measures against it when possible. But, if we can’t avoid it, we need to deal with the consequences... Usually, the best way to get rid of the pesky dry skin and toxins is a simple all-natural herbal foot soak (InterBio always prefers all-natural, as opposed to store-bought or over-the-counter remedies). Just take some coarse sea salt, lavender oil, dried chamomile and calendula petals, 1 teaspoon of pure sweet almond oil, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and warm water. Soak your feet for around 10 minutes, and then dry with a cotton towel. You are guaranteed to have extra-soft feet and long-lasting effects!

Spot-Treatment for Zits: Zits happen. Whether you are young or old, gluten-free or pro-gluten, your face will most likely get a zit or two every once in a while. But panic not! There are many all-natural and organic ways to get rid of your acne. To do so, we recommend using an anti-bacterial essential oil like lavender or citronella oil and dabbing a drop of it on your troubled area. This, accompanied by a daily wash with all-natural ingredients will most likely keep acne and other issues away altogether.

Heal Scarring: Scarring is definitely one thing that seems permanently stuck on your body; and while some signs of scarring will always remain on your body (depending on the depth or nature of the scar), most of the highly-visible signs of scarring can actually be healed naturally. Essential oils actually play a big role in healing scars, and always give you the result you expect. Lavender oil is one of the best essential oils to use, followed by mandarin oil and tamanu oil. Use the oil directly on the skin, and let it soak in. Use for 10 days in a row and take a 2-day break, and continue use if needed.

Natural Moisturizer: Many essential oils are actually hydrating already, especially high-fat oils like avocado oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil and shea butter. Mixing any of these with lavender oil and citronella or chamomile oil will give you better results than any cream-based moisturizer. Why? Because oils are so easy to absorb and are all natural which is super good for your body. They have all kinds of different healing properties and will always give you good results.

Sunburn Reliever: The best cooling relief for your burning, sun-scorched skin is always going to be a mixture of aloe vera gel and lavender oil. We always recommend using it right after your burn starts to form and bother you, since the quicker you treat it, the quicker it will begin to heal. Stay away from icing the area, as that will just cause further damage, and refrain from going back into the sun uncovered for a solid 8 hour period so that your skin may be given a good amount of time to heal. Have fun in the sun, and fear not with your new lavender side-kick!

Natural Toner: Facial toner is a super good step to add to your beauty routine since it has calming and complexion smoothing effects. It is also moisturizing, and depending on the ingredients, can even be a step in your anti-acne routine. For this tone, mix 5 drops of lavender oil, 3 drops of vitamin E oil, 1/4 cup of witch hazel (sans-alcohol) and a container (spray bottle is optimal). Simply mix it all in your container and use freely in your make up routine!

Beauty

At-Home Spa Treatment: Everyone deserves to feel pampered like royalty; but not everyone has the time or money to go to a high-end spa every weekend. That is why it is always convenient to have your own spa set-up at home, so you can treat yourself to a wonderful soak whenever you want. For a good all-natural spa-style soak in the comfort of your own bathtub, lavender oil is a very important ingredient to keep on-hand. It relaxes your muscles and your emotions like no other essential oil. With a pinch or sea salt, 10-15 drops of lavender oil, and half a cup of baking soda; and you are ready to take a nice 20-minute long spa-quality soak! Don’t forget to burn some incense or light some nice scented candles to really set the mood.

 

Washing up with lavender oil

Lavender Body Wash: When we wash our bodies, it is always extra important to be careful and cautious about what we are washing it with. Unfortunately, these days it is quite easy to buy products that contain ingredients that may be harming us or causing some kind of unwanted effect. There are only a few solutions to this, but the most fun way to go about solving this: making your own beauty products!

For a calming and smooth body wash, use a base 1 cup of coconut oil (instead of castile soap), 3 cups of distilled water, 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel, 1/4 cup of wheat germ oil (or extra-virgin olive oil), 20-30 drops of lavender oil (or 10 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of orange oil, and 5 drops of strawberry oil), and 1 teaspoon of potato starch (for thickness). Mix everything except the essential oils (and castile soap if you are using it) together until homogenized, and then add the ingredients you left out and mix slowly. You are now ready to put it in any container you’d like. It is a liquid mixture, so consider easy access without spillage.

Dark Spot Treatment: To treat dark spots on your body with lavender oil is very simple and easy! All you need to do is mix a tablespoon of shea butter and add a couple of drops of lavender oil and mix well. Use it before or once in your shower. Let it soak into your skin for around 2 minutes and then gently wash it off. It is okay to leave it on, but we recommend taking it of in the shower to avoid any sun-damage if used for long periods (1-2 months). It is safe to use t every day, and will not harm you. But, to take extra precautions, we do recommend stopping usage for 2 days every 10 days.

Anti-Frizz Serum: Everyone’s hair gets a little frizzy sometimes – and if yours doesn’t, you are so lucky! Anyway, if you are one of the frizzy hair’s club members then you know the struggle f trying and trying to find the perfect solution. Well, lavender oil proves to be a very good one. Mixed with 1.5oz of distilled water and avocado oil, this anti-frizz mix will give you the results you have been looking for. The plus side of this is that it is much cheaper, easy to re-create, and you know exactly what is going into your products which is super valuable these days. We also recommend using coconut oil instead of distilled water if you want a stronger serum (just use it 1-2 times a week, though, since it is heavier on the hair and may become a bit thick if used for too many days in a row). Now, have fun showing off your perfect, glossy hair!

Natural Deodorant: Lavender is a great ingredient to use in your home-made deodorant as well. Lavender oil is anti-bacterial and will keep your underarm areas super healthy and dry (also, as stated above, it will help relieve dark-spots on your skin). So, mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax pellets, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch in a pot. On low heat, melt everything together (keep stirring to avoid burning). Once everything is liquid, mix in 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda, and about 5 vitamin E capsules. Once that is all mixed in well, your mixture is sure to have cooled down a bit; this is when you should add 10 drops of lavender oil and 3-5 drops of tea tree oil. For men, we recommend spearmint oil, citronella oil, or patchouli oil! Put in any container you’d like and voila!

Dark Circle Eraser: Since lavender oil is a soothing, hydrating essential oil, it is a super good remedy to begin to use on the bothersome dark areas under your eyes. We recommend using a drop of lavender oil with a tiny bit of shea butter on a cotton ball or a soft piece of cloth and patting on to your under-eye area. Let it soak in, and you will be seeing the wonderful results in no time!

Moisturizing your face with lavender oil

 

 

Eyelash Serum: We all want lusciously long eyelashes that look thick and beautiful, but we aren’t all born with them... (Darn!). Anyway, there is one thing we can do, which enhances what our mama gave us by applying lash serum and taking good care our lashes! When doing so, always use natural ingredients that are organic and pure, that way you aren’t causing further damage to your lashes. Essential oils are a super good help in the lash department and will soothe and fortify your lashes in a matter of days. A quick recipe is 3 tablespoons of jojoba oil, 3 drops of sweet almond oil, 3 drops of lavender oil, and 2 drops of rosemary oil. Mix in a small container and apply with a clean lash brush every night for 10 days. Then, take a 2-day break from using it, and you are free to use it for another 10 days straight. These 2-day breaks are so that there is no irritation due to essential oils. Have fun batting your extra-long lashes at your crush, and expect to see results!

Makeup Setting-Spray: Setting your masterpiece (makeup) on your face for long-lasting wear is absolutely necessary. That said, going all-natural is also very important when keeping your face clean, healthy, and magnificent. So, why not combine both these things into one all-natural, homemade setting-spray? Since I’m pretty confident your answer is “sure!” the recipe is right here: 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, 1/8 of a cup of witch hazel, 5-8 drops of lavender oil. Mix these ingredients into 1/8 of a cup of distilled water and voila! You now have a new all-natural setting spray that will help your work of art (makeup) in place all summer and all winter!

Domestic

Room Spray: We all love to walk into a room that smells of exotic flowers and succulent fruits don’t we? Well, if we love it so much, why not create that experience for ourselves and others in our own spaces?! For that, a room spray is definitely needed. Plus, if you go all-natural and use essential oils, you will also be providing a healthier environment, sans-toxins, and gases (usually found in store-bought fresheners)! Now, to make your own oasis of pretty smells all you need to do is mix your favorite essential oils (we recommend sweet almond oil, orange oil, mandarin oil, lavender oil, and a droplet of vanilla extract) and mix it into distilled water in a spray bottle. You are now ready to spray your way into your happy place!! Bonus: It acts as a linen freshener as well!!

  • Aug 17, 2018
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