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16 Practical Uses For Lavender Oil Around The Home

16 Practical Uses For Lavender Oil Around The Home

Published by N-essentials Team on 11th Nov 2014

Lavender oil is a must-have in any home. It has a million and one uses - from keeping your bedroom smelling sweet, to giving your living room a relaxed atmosphere after a long day. Plus, it's great for skin care and can even be used to deter pests!

You'll never want to be without lavender oil again. Keep some in your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom - anywhere you might need it. It's the perfect way to keep your home feeling fresh and relaxing all at the same time.

Head over to N-Essentials now and buy lavender oil today, or read on to discover 16 of our top tips for making use of this miracle essential oil.

Where Does Lavender Oil Come From?

Lavender, or Lavandula angustifolia, is a flowering plant from the mint family which is so famous across the world, that it has even coined its own colour. The essential lavender oil has been used in folk medicine for centuries and is known to have calming and healing properties. Today, lavender is still revered for its therapeutic benefits and can be found in a variety of products ranging from essential oils to skincare. In addition to its many health benefits, lavender is also cherished for its beautiful fragrance and stunning appearance.

Whether planted in a garden or displayed in a vase, lavender adds a touch of elegance to any setting. With its wide array of uses and benefits, it is no wonder that lavender is one of the most popular plants in the world. As well as conjuring up images of the French countryside, its soothing fragrance may bring back pleasant memories of your grandmother’s cupboards. And since lavender is like the swiss army knife of essential oils, with so many practical uses in the home, it seems your grandmother was onto something.

16 Tips On How To Use Essential Lavender Oil In Your Home

  1. Lavender oil is great for giving your bedroom a sleepy atmosphere. Put a few drops on your pillow at night and breathe it in.
  2. There’s a reason why lavender has traditionally been harvested for perfumes… it smells great! Use lavender oil in a homemade reed diffuser or an oil burner to make your living room smell pleasant for a dinner party.
  3. Ancient civilisations used essential oils for bathing and perfuming in the weeks before weddings and other special events. As well as smelling nice, lavender kills bacteria that can cause body odours, so you can use it as a natural body deodorant. Make your own with just the essential oil and baking soda, then dab it sparingly on problem areas.
  4. Recognise that floral scent during yourwell-earned massage? Diluted lavender oil is great as a rub-on massage lotion.
  5. For those who don’t like to wash their hair every day, but struggle to keep it looking and smelling fresh in between, comb the oil through and it will leave your hair fresh and smelling like a flower bed.
  6. …oer, use lavender oil in a homemade shampoo or conditioner for the same effect.
  7. While you’re in DIY mode, make some lavender body soap or scrub, for an all-over body perfume.
  8. Lavender is a great natural repellent for anything that threatens to ruin your outdoor barbeque. Mix it with a body cream to repel mosquitos, flies and even larger sandflies.
  9. Feel like pampering your sore feet the natural way? Add a few drops of lavender oil and white vinegar to warm water and soak away…
  10. Then once the foot soak has done its job, use the solution to mop your floors. This mixture is a great-smelling natural disinfectant.
  11. Ever wondered how your grandparents always have beautiful smelling laundry? Surprise, surprise – you can thank lavender oil for that. Add a few drops to a small face washer or even straight onto your undergarments and your washing will come out smelling fresher than ever.
  12. Chemical disinfectants are great for some things, but a safer way to clean personal objects like mobile phones, handbags and anything else that may get germy is to use lavender oil as an antibacterial wipe.
  13. You can make an all-natural air freshener for your bathroom. Use a glass spray bottle with steam distilled water and add 5 drops of lavender for every 2 cups of water.
  14. The moisturising agents in lavender can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  15. Take a nice hot bath with 6-8 drops of lavender essential oil, or make your own lavender bath salts to give to friends as gifts. It’s super easy and can be done with just salts and lavender essential oil, or you can add more ingredients if you like.
  16. To freshen up your car interior's scent, just put one drop of lavender essential oil in a glass spray bottle with 1 cup of steam distilled water and spray your cloth seats or carpet. And these are just a few benefits of keeping lavender oil on hand!

A Word Of Advice About Lavender Oil

While lavender oil may have all manner of positive effects, it has been known to irritate sensitive skin. It is important that you never use undiluted lavender essential oil on your skin, and always dilute it with a carrier oil such as jojoba, coconut, or argan oil. Remember that essential oils are for external use only.

Where To Buy Essential Lavender Oil In Australia

Next time you are browsing a natural marketplace and you forget which superpowers belong to what essential oil, just remember that lavender covers most bases. Pop a high-grade, pure bottle of the oil in your shopping cart. Here at N-Essentials, we are proud to stock high quality, commercial grade lavender essential oil in a variety of different sizes, for bulk or individual use. If you have any questions about our lavender oil, we will be happy to answer them. Just contact us today!

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