10 Ways to Use Lavender Oil Very Few People Know About
Natural oils are known for their pleasant smell and are often used in perfumes. But they actually have many other uses in everyday life. Here are a few ideas that can make your days much easier.
We at Bright Side love to share little hints and tips with you. Let’s take a look at which tricks include lavender oil.
1. Calm down
Lavender oil is well-known for its stress-reducing powers. Add a few drops of it to your hand cream, spread the cream on your palms, inhale, enjoy, and relax.
Some people might want to use the undiluted essential oil, but it could cause a skin rash. It’s better to mix it with a cream or another moisturizer. This life hack also helps against insomnia.
2. Get rid of acne
Lavender oil kills bacteria and won’t clog pores. Add 2-3 drops to your skin cream or blemish cream. The oil helps to reduce acne and redness.
3. Relieve pain
Lavender oil helps to relax your mind, sore muscles, and aching joints. Add a few drops to your massage oil. Lavender will make your muscles and joints extra soft during a massage.
4. Breathe easy
If you have a cold, mix 1-2 drops of lavender oil with your body cream. Apply it to your neck, chest, or back. The oil will ease your breathing and works for both a cold and the flu.
Be careful if you have asthma, lavender oil might be dangerous for those with this condition.
5. Travel in comfort
Get some culinary grade lavender oil and place a small drop of it on the end of your tongue, around your navel, and behind your ears. This will help to ease nausea on a long car trip.
6. Keep your nails beautiful
Mix lavender oil with your foot cream and apply a few drops to your clean feet daily. This will help to get rid of fungal infections. You should consult your doctor before doing this.
7. Smell like a flower
Add a few drops of lavender oil to your body lotion, apply, and enjoy the scent. You can also add the oil to your hair mask to get rid of dandruff easier. Ensure that the mask is on your hair for an extended period of time and carefully wash it off after.
Alternatively, combine lavender oil and olive or coconut oil. Use the mixture instead of your regular hair mask. Keep it on your hair for about an hour before washing it off.
8. Add a scent to your clothes
Add 3-4 drops of lavender oil to the spray you use when ironing. The oil will fill your laundry with the intoxicating scent of freshness. Or spray your clean laundry with the lavender oil mixture before putting it away.
9. Disinfect and dis-insect
Lavender oil kills different kinds of microorganisms. Add a few drops to the water you wash the floors with to combine cleaning with disinfection. Also, add the oil into a diffuser to discourage moths and mosquitos from entering your house. And of course, enjoy the smell.
10. Have a bite
A few drops of culinary lavender oil will give your dishes a new subtle flavor. Check recipes and experiment with sweets like cakes, pies, or teas.
- Remember to check possible allergies before using lavender oil.
- Ensure that you are using culinary grade oil for food. Check the info on the package.
- Feel free to combine lavender with other smells as an air freshener for your home.
Do you use natural oils often? Share some of your own tricks in the comments.
Illustration by Oleg Guta for BrightSide.me