12 Uses For Lavender Oil You May Not Know

Here are 12 personal body uses for Lavender oil that you may not have ever thought about. There is even one for pesky insect bites.

  1. Disinfectant for cuts and scrapes.                                                                                 Did you know that Lavender oil is a disinfectant that “will not kill good bacteria” on the skin. It will clean scrapes and cuts, and has the added bonus that it smells good.
  2. Help for pimples.                                                                                                       Just 1 drop of Lavender oil applied to the pimple inhibits the bacteria that causes the infection & helps bring back the balance to the over secretion of sebum.
  3. Disinfect and sterilize household surfaces.                                                               You can disinfect and sterilize household surfaces with just 10 drops of Lavender added to water in a small squirt bottle. DO NOT USE ON WOOD. Spray on surface and after 30 minutes, the surface will have been disinfected and sterilized. You don’t even have to wipe it off. This will work on surfaces such as:toilets, sink handles, telephone receivers, light switches, etc…
  4. Deter moths.                                                                                                              You can deter moths by hanging little fabric bags or pouches, with a few drops of Lavender oil on them, in your closet and  with your woolens. It’s a deterrent, but not a guarantee that you will get rid of the moths! The bags may be found at the Dollar Store, if you cannot find a substitute at home. This will also refresh your closets.
  5. Anti-fungal properties.                                                                                               According to a TV Doctor, 3 drops of  Lavender oil, when rubbed into the finger or toe nail (several times a day) has anti-fungal properties!  It is necessary to re-apply after washing your hands or bathing.
  6. Soothes minor burns.                                                                                                     After cooling a burn under cold, running water for approx. 5-10 mins (or more), gently apply the Lavender oil to affected area. The Lavender oil should help to lessen the pain of the burn immediately.
  7. Helps relieve insect bite itch.                                                                                       For insect bites, you need only dab on 1 drop of Lavender oil as soon as you realize that you have been bitten. This will soothe the itching and the inflammation.
  8. Aching muscles get relief.                                                                                               You can relieve aching muscles and obtain some much needed stress relief by adding just 4 drops of Lavender oil to your bath. By adding Epsom salt the effect will be enhanced. All you need to do next is to sit back and relax.
  9. Massage for headaches.                                                                                             You can help relieve a headache by massaging a few drops of Lavender oil into your forehead, your temples, nape of neck, and the inside of your wrists. The Lavender oil will also give your bathroom and your house an amazing smell that just lingers there.
  10. Dried and silk flower enhancer.                                                                                       Enhance your dried or silk flowers by adding a few drops of Lavender oil to them. By doing this you will have made your own potpourri. Just do not use this on wood furniture as it may stain it.
  11. Relieve insomnia.                                                                                                       To help to relieve insomnia, add a few drops or give a small squirt of Lavender oil on your pillow case. Close your eyes and have sweet dreams. I have heard of some people using the Lavender buds, in a little pouch inside their pillow case, to achieve the same peaceful sleep. Lavender oil will work to help fussy babies to calm down. You need only add 3 drops of Lavender oil to their bath water at bedtime.
  12. Fatigue blaster.                                                                                                                Last but not least is how to relieve fatigue. Our feet are very porous, so any time we soak our feet, the effect of whatever we use to soak in rapidly goes into our bloodstream. So by adding 5-8 drops of Lavender oil to a foot bath, the effects of the Lavender oil quickly reaches our bloodstream and starts soothing our different body systems