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Loving Lavender: Our Favourite Lavender Oil Uses

Lavender oil is often called the most versatile essential oil in the world, and the uses for it are seemingly endless. If you only choose one essential oil, lavender oil is the best. It has so many benefits and uses – everything from healing to cleaning.

Here are just a few of our favourite lavender oil uses:

As a sleep aid. When you’re having trouble shutting your brain off at night, avoid those chemical sleep aids and turn to lavender oil; it can really help. It calms and relaxes the mind, giving you the ability to close your eyes and drift away without having to worry about feeling groggy in the morning or becoming dependent. A great way to use it to help get a better night’s sleep is by placing a few drops on a tissue and placing the tissue under your pillow.

To soothe aching muscles. Whether you’re sore because of an intense workout or because of a health condition such as arthritis, lavender oil is a great way to reduce the pain. Get relief by filling the tub with warm water and adding some oil and Epsom salts and soak away the tension.

Keep mosquitoes at bay. Lucky for us, these annoying insects hate the smell of lavender, which makes it the perfect natural insect repellant. A spritz of lavender oil mixed with water before heading outside will help prevent bites, as will soaking a cotton ball in the oil and leaving it on a plate on your windowsill inside to keep bugs out. Lavender oil can also help reduce the itch and swelling caused by insect bites. Just dab it on neat.

Headache relief. The soothing and refreshing scent of lavender oil is very effective at treating a headache. For best results, place a few drops of lavender on a cold cloth and place it on your forehead. You can also try massaging a few drops into the forehead, temples and the back of your neck when you’re out on the go.

Natural household cleaner. If you are looking to decrease the chemicals you use when cleaning your home, lavender oil is a great place to turn. Make an all-purpose household cleaner using just vinegar, lavender oil and water. Simply blend 2 cups of white vinegar, 2 cups of distilled water and 20 drops of lavender oil in a clean glass bottle and add a spray nozzle.

At Thursday Plantation, we pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality, therapeutic-grade essential oils. When it comes to these great lavender oil uses, only the best will do.

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lavender-oil-uses1Lavender essential oil is well known for soothing the mind and body. It is often used to reduce anxiety and stress and as a good natural antidepressant, which is excellent when the daylight seems harder to come-by this time of the year. It is known to promote better, more restful sleep – something we could all use.

In addition to calming the mind and body, lavender is a natural analgesic- so it is a great natural helper with pain. It is an anti-inflammatory, so it may help speed the recovery of torn muscle tissue and is often used for arthritis, nerve pain, and muscle spasms. It has a very cooling effect, especially when you spray it on.

Want some ideas to take advantage of lavender essential oil this winter? Here are just a few!

  • Put a couple drops of lavender oil on a towel folded in the bottom of the laundry basket to stop even the dirtiest clothes from stinking up your bedroom/closet.
  • Stressed? Put 5-10 drops into a warm bath. The steam will help release the properties, and the warmth will just help you relax.
  • Mix a few drops with water in a small spray bottle and spray it onto your pillow every night. This will help clear your mind and help you achieve that restful sleep we were talking about earlier.
  • Keeping skin moisturized is crucial during the dry winter season. Add a few drops to unscented lotion, then rub it in circular motions to help it enter your pores.
  • Add a few drops to your vacuum bag to help release the scent of lavender throughout your home as you clean.
  • Equip your home with an essential oil diffuser and add a few drops of lavender oil whenever you’re looking for a little pick-me-up.
  • Keep cold and flu germs at bay with a cleaner made with lavender oil (mix it with water in a spray bottle).
  • Too late to avoid that sniffly nose? Break up congestion by adding five drops to your humidifier each day.
  • Get some instant relief, and instant immune boosting properties, by adding 1 – 3 drops of lavender oil to a travel size package of tissues.

At Thursday Plantation, we know how great lavender oil is – hence the reason we are always sharing great uses for it with you. Want to stock up before the winter really hits us hard?

Find your lavender essential oil at Thursday Plantation: www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

 

 

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tp2There are so many amazing uses for lavender oil, and we know, we’re biased, but Thursday Plantation truly is the best. Whether to help you get a better night’s sleep, in the laundry for a soothing scent booster, on bug bites to soothe the itch or even just in a diffuser to give your home a relaxing calming vibe, lavender oil is so versatile that we think it is pretty fair to say it’s a big miracle in a little bottle.

Why is it so powerful? It’s all about the properties: lavender essential oil is analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, and can act as a mild sedative.

We love this recipe from Everything Mom and Baby for making your own lavender water using Thursday Planation lavender essential oil. As our blogger-friend Erica notes, “I use it for my burns when cooking, healing cuts when the kids get hurt playing to making Aromatic waters and soothing fevers. You can mist this after a shower, mist it on your clothing, brush through your hair. This is also a lovely mist for kids before bed on their pillow.”

Check out the recipe here: http://www.everythingmomandbaby.com/2016/06/old-fashioned-lavender-water/.

Whether you want to stock up to start making your own lavender water, or to have it on hand for the many other handy uses, visit Thursday Plantation today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

 

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Lavender Essential Oil Uses smallWe’ve spent the last few weeks discussing the benefits of lavender oil, and this week we are finally bringing you those lavender essential oil uses we promised. Want to know how to take advantage of the many benefits of what is commonly called the most versatile of all the essential oils? Read on! Lavender oil is great for way more than just relaxation.

Lavender Essential Oil Uses:

  • Of course we have to start with this one – the most well-known of the uses. To achieve maximum calm, rub 2-3 drops into your palms and then draw the scent into your lungs to calm the mind. To calm the body, rub the oil onto feet, temples, wrists.
  • To help with sleep, place a cloth with a few drops of lavender oil on it under your pillow.
  • Aching muscles. Add some Epsom salts and a few drops of lavender oil to the bath and soak away the tension.
  • Minor burns. 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil on a minor burn will help to decrease pain and reduce swelling.
  • Insect bites. Put a drop on the bite to stop the itching, soothe the pain and reduce the swelling.
  • Cuts and Wounds. Apply undiluted lavender oil to soothe pain, prevent bacterial infection and aid in scar-free healing.
  • Make a compress with a towel soaked in cold water and a few drops of lavender oil and apply to the forehead, or massage a few drops into the forehead, temples and nape of the neck.
  • To keep moths off your clothes, hang lavender sachets in your closet or keep them among your sweaters and refresh them with a drop or two of lavender oil from time to time.
  • Stress and anxiety. Keep a spritzer of lavender mist handy to spray on your face during the day, or apply lavender oil to your temples.
  • Add 5 drops of lavender oil to a hot foot bath and relax while your feet soak in it.
  • Add 3-5 drops of lavender oil to a spray bottle ¾ full of water plus a few squirts of mild dishwashing liquid, shake well. Use this for natural kitchen, bathroom and other household cleaning.

As you can see, lavender essential oil uses are vast – and can replace of number of chemical filled products in your home. To take advantage, find Thursday Plantation lavender oil at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.

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