How diffusing lavender oil can improve your life

Lavender(Lavandula Angustifolia) Is a worthwhile oil to keep in the home as it is versatile, and you can use it for many household situations. Lavender is known for its relaxing properties. This post discusses the health benefits of diffusing lavender oil and gives you 20 excellent tips for using lavender essential oil around the home. As a bonus, we’ve added some fabulous lavender diffuser blends and calming essential oil recipes.

lavender oil and sprigs

The Health Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Our ancestors have used Lavender for centuries in aromatherapy. Lavender essential oil has many health benefits, including:

  • Promoting relaxation
  • Treating anxiety
  • Managing fungal infections
  • Treating depression,
  • Managing eczema,
  • Helping combat allergies
  • Help with insomnia,
  • combating nausea,
  • Easing menstrual cramps.
  • It is supposed to have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-depressant, antibacterial antimicrobial analgesic, detoxifying hypertensive, and sedative effects.

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Benefits of Diffusing Lavender Essential Oil

The benefits of diffusing lavender essential oil are:

  • It will help you unwind and promote a night of peaceful sleep
  • It can help to remove any unwanted odors from the home.
  • It helps to encourage emotional balance
  • Overcomes insecurities and fears
  • Promotes focus
  • Eases tension
  • Stress relieves nervous anxieties

Why diffuse lavender oil?

I often get asked if diffusing lavender oil is safe. Diffusing lavender oil into the air is one of the most preferred methods because it dispensers particles of the essential oil into the atmosphere, allowing easy and quick inhalation. This helps to combat stress, promote sleep, promote focus, and helps your room to smell nice.

How to find the best lavender essential oil

There are so many lavender oil benefits that people often ask me where I buy my essential oils. I get mine from Amazon. Here are the links to some of my favorites:

Diffusing lavender oil: Safety guidelines

  1. Fill your oil diffuser with room temperature tap water to the fill line.
  2. Add 3 to 10 drops of lavender oil into the water.
  3. Put the lid on the diffuser, and turn it on.
  4. Make sure you place your diffuser on a solid surface with a towel underneath if necessary.
  5. Some diffusers like this one have a timer that switches off after an hour of use. I prefer these as I can switch them on and leave them, knowing they will be safe.
  6. Diffuse for 30 minutes to an hour.

Lavender Diffuser Blends

Comforting blend

Sleep blend

Relaxation blend

Fresh and relaxing blend

Mind and spirit blend

The Wellness blend

Bliss blend

Yoga blend

Energy blend

How to make essential oil from Lavender flowers.

Making lavender essential oil.

  1. Fill a glass container 3/4 full with dried lavender flowers.
  2. Pour a carrier oil of choice over the dried lavender flowers. For example Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Rosehip seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, or Argan Oil
  3. Place the jar in a warm sunny location and allow it to infuse for up to three weeks.
  4. Shake the jar occasionally throughout the three weeks.
  5. After three weeks, strain the Lavender through some muslin and save the oil.

How to use lavender oil around the home. Please note that these uses only apply to therapeutic-grade essential oils.

  1. Sleep

    Many people want to know how to use lavender oil for sleep. The best way is to use a room spray, diffuser, or rub a few drops over your pillow to help improve your sleep quality.

  2. Sunburn

    Mix a few drops of lavender oil with distilled water, then spritz onto sunburn for instant relief.

    mans very sunburnt chest

  3. Calming

    Rub a few drops into the soles of the feet for a calming effect and to help reduce stress.

  4. Cuts

    Dab Lavender oil on a cut to stop bleeding, kill bacteria and clean the wound.

  5. Deodorant

    Rub a few drops of natural lavender oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant.

    lady rubbing lavender oil into her armpit

  6. Flaky scalp.

    Rub several drops of natural lavender oil into the hair and scalp to help get rid of a flaky scalp.

  7. Rash and itchy skin

    Spread 2 or 3 drops of lavender oil onto the rash to help with the itching

  8. Nosebleeds.

    Place a drop of the lavender oil on a handkerchief, tissue, or rag, then wrap it around an ice cube. Place the ice cube under the top lip just under the nose, and hold until the bleeding stops or as long as it is comfortable.

    lady using lavender oil to stop nosebleed

  9. Prickly heat irritation.

    Put a few drops on minor heat irritation to get rid of the discomfort

  10. Travel sickness

    To relieve the symptoms of travel sickness, put a drop of lavender oil behind the ears.

  11. Stings and bites.

    Rub a drop of lavender oil on an insect bite or sting to reduce swelling and stop itching.

    a bee landing on a lavender plant

  12. Dry skin

    Rub lavender oil onto dry skin for instant relief.

  13. Moths.

    Adding a few drops of natural lavender oil onto a cotton ball and placing it in your wardrobe or drawers will repel moths and other insects.

  14. Hay fever.

    Rub a few drops of natural lavender oil between your hands and breathe to open the airwaves.

    lady in a field suffering from hay fever

  15. Scars

    Massage lavender oil into the affected area to help to reduce the formation of scar tissue

  16. Laundry.

    To make your laundry smell sweeter, put a few drops of lavender oil on a wet cloth and chuck it into your dryer with your laundry.

  17. High pollen count.

    Diffuse some lavender oil to help alleviate the symptoms.

    lungs made from fresh flowers and twigs

  18. Chapped lips

    Dab a drop of lavender oil onto sunburned or chapped lips for instant relief.

  19. Mouth sores.

    Put a drop of Lavender on a mouth sore for instant relief.

  20. Anxiety.

    Spritz or diffuse lavender oil into the room to help anxiety associated with ADHD and Autism.

    a child who seems anxious

Some other frequently asked questions about diffusing lavender oil

Is diffusing lavender oil safe for cats?

Most essential oils are toxic to cats. It is worse if the essential oils are neat and undiluted. They can be harmful to cats if eaten.
Living with lavender oil could cause severe organ damage, liver failure, seizures, and even death to your cat.
Inhaling essential oils from diffusers can be dangerous to cats, especially if your cat has medical conditions such as asthma.

Is diffusing lavender oil safe for dogs?

When diffusing Lavender around dogs, it is always best to err on the side of caution.
When diffusing any essential oils around pets, particularly dogs, just as with cats, exposure to many essential oils, including Lavender, can cause organ damage and even death to some dogs.

Can you mix lavender and eucalyptus oil in a diffuser?

There are many benefits to mixing Lavender and Eucalyptus Oil in a diffuser. They can help with colds and cases of flu, repel bugs, and help to calm you down if you are stressed. They are antibacterial and anti-viral.

Can lavender essential oil treat allergies?

One of the best lavender benefits is that it helps prevent allergic inflammation and the enlargement of mucus cells which helps with hayfever symptoms. It will also help with insect stings and bites.

Do lavender and peppermint smell good together?

Peppermint is a great source of essential oil to mix with Lavender as it has a fresh, uplifting aroma, a great option for headaches. Peppermint is one of my favorite essential oils to use in a lavender oil recipe.

Is lavender essential oil a cure for baldness?

It is thought that lavender oil may help treat pattern baldness, but more studies are needed to prove this claim.

What mixes well with lavender essential oil?

Lavender essential oil blends well with bergamot and peppermint to make really uplifting scents and blend with lavender essential oils.

Is diffusing lavender oil safe during pregnancy?

Using essential oils during pregnancy needs to be done with caution. However, as long as your pregnancy is going well and there are no complications, it is probably fine for you to use common Lavender during pregnancy but always consult your doctor beforehand.

Does vanilla and Lavender go together?

Vanilla and Lavender are a sweet, simplistic blend and work well together.

Mixing lavender and orange essential oil is that counter-productive?

Lavender and sweet orange make a fantastic combination. They are soothing and relaxing.

Is diffusing lavender oil safe for babies?

Diffusing Lavender around babies and infants under six months old is not safe. Some essential oils, such as Idaho Tansy, Hyssop, Sage, Clary Sage, Wintergreen, and Eucalyptus, can be particularly harmful to babies.

Is diffusing lavender safe for pets?

Many essential oils such as Teatree, Sweet Birch, Cinnamon, Citrus, Eucalyptus Oil, Peppermint Wintergreen, and Ylang Ylang are toxic to pets. They may be toxic whether they are applied topically to the skin, ingested, or introduced in diffusers. Using essential oils around pets must be undertaken with extreme caution.

Is Lavender oil bad for skin?

Lavender oil may not be particularly bad for your skin. However, if you suffer from acne, rosacea, or other skin problems, I would advise avoiding anything with essential oils.
Not everyone is the same, and each individual will react differently to each oil.
If in any doubt, speak with your dermatologist. He should be able to give you good advice.

What oil mixes well with Lavender?

Almond, Hemp seed oil, Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Extra virgin olive oil, Rosehip seed oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Argan Oil are all great carrier oils for Lavender.

How to diffuse lavender oil without a diffuser?

You can diffuse essential oils without using a diffuser by using a reed diffuser or by rubbing the essential oil in your palms and breathing in.

What’s your favorite way to use Lavender oil? Let us know in the comments!

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