7 Uses and Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

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7 Lifestyle Benefits of Using Lavender Essential Oil

.Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular oils used in the world because of its numerous benefits for the body and mind. Many cultures throughout history have incorporated Lavender into their lifestyles, including the ancient Egyptians who used it as a perfume and part of religious ceremonies and the mummification process. Reports claim the faint smell of 3000-year-old lavender even wafted out of King Tutt’s tomb when archeologists opened it in 1923!

In the modern era, lavender essential oils are incredibly popular for aromatherapy purposes that focus on relaxation and stress relief.  Lavender is frequently used by people who are just starting to explore the benefits of essential oils. But the world would be missing out on all this versatile oil has to offer if we only used it as a pleasant aroma to de-stress. If you love lavender and want to learn more, check our list of the top ways it can benefit you:

Soothe a Sunburn with Lavender 

After a long day in the sun, use Lavender oil to help soothe skin from over exposure to UV rays. Add 9-18 drops to an ounce of cooling aloe jelly (not gel) and apply it to your skin for quick relief.

Using Lavender to Aid with Sleep

Lavender oil is one of the best choices for use in the bedroom when you want to promote a restful night’s sleep. Diffuse during bedtime and use Lavender Organic Hydrosol as a refreshing spray for your pillows and bedding. If you enjoy an evening bath, add 9 drops to an ounce of our Unscented Castile Soap and mix into warm bath water. This will help to soak away the stress of the day and put yourself in the mood for great sleep.

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Lavender can Promote Respiratory Health

You can use Lavender oil in a steam treatment to help open congested sinus by adding two drops to boiling water. Use 9 drops of Lavender in 2 tablespoons of your favorite carrier oil and apply around the neck to ease sinus pressure and promote feelings of clear breathing.

Did you know Lavender can Repel Insects?

Believe it or not, most insects don’t like the smell of Lavender. Diffuse it around windows and doors to prevent insects from flying in.  Or use it on the skin as a safe alternative to bug repellents.

Use Lavender to Promote a Clear Complexion

Lavender has powerful cleansing properties that can eliminate the oils that cause blemishes while improving your complexion. Just add 3 drops to 10 mL of our Near Perfection Carrier Oil for a fresh, clean face. It can also soothe irritated skin associated with the season or environment when added to a carrier oil.

Deodorize with a Lavender Hydrosol

Lavender has the power to quickly zap bad smells! Use it on anything around the house that tends to develop less-than-pleasant odors. Add it in a load of smelly laundry, athletic shoes,  the bathroom, or anywhere that needs strong deodorizing power.

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Final Thoughts on Lavender Essential Oil

In addition to the uses and benefits mentioned here, Lavender essential oil can be used for just about anything you want. Don’t limit yourself with this versatile oil. Try it out in your home and develop unique ways to incorporate it into your lifestyle. This great alternative to synthetic products packs just as much power to clean, freshen, and deodorize as store-bought brands. However you choose to use it, Lavender can really benefit your lifestyle. So try to always have some on hand for whatever life throws at you.


123 thoughts on “7 Lifestyle Benefits of Using Lavender Essential Oil”

  • I did not know that lavender could be used as an insect repellent! So glad to find this out. I’ll be adding it to my insect repellent spray from now on.

  • I love Lavender fine mixed with aloe vera jelly for sunburns. We live by the ocean and I am very fair skinned so this helps tremendously.

  • I would love to give the Lavender Fine a try… as well as the hydrosol. How can you go wrong with lavender?

  • I applied a mixture of 2-3 drops of lavender with about 1 tsp of arnica carrier oil to my husband who has a bad bruise and cut on his upper arm. I put it on about 2 days after he hurt himself (he didn’t tell me right away). After using it once a day for two days the wound is healing very well, and the arnica oil is helping the bruising. I was surprised how fast the lavender helped the wound to heal, esp. since I didn’t apply it right away.

  • Lavender is now a must have at all time oil in my household. I diffuse it everyday in my son’s room to aid him to sleep better. He’s now well rested and i notice that he has more appetite for solid food ever since I started using essential oils around him. Even his day nap he sleeps for 2 hours sometimes I had to wake hum up but he still sleeps for 11 hours at night. I’m relieved that he’s well rested.

  • My love of lavender is what brought me to essential oils, and now my love of Plant Therapy as my supplier for all oils and accessories is what keeps me here!

  • Thanks for pointing out the benefits of using lavender essential oil. I am trying to find certified organic french lavender oil to use in my home. I think that it would be really good for helping my kids get to sleep on time.

  • This article has convinced me that lavender is one of the few oils I need to take on vacation this month. Sunburn relief, insect repellent, helping with sleep in a different place, deodorizing the air in our rental; all great reasons to travel with this oil.

  • I’m going to have to see if diffusing lavender will calm my dogs during storms. They get so frightened.

    1. I saw the dog whisperer rub it on the dogs fur around their neck where they can’t lick but he says to put it on before they get anxious so they don’t get to thinking that the scent brings anxiety

  • As many others have said- I love lavendar! It is so versatile and easy to use. Although it was not the first oil I purchased, once I got it I have never let myself run out. I also recommend it to anyone looking to get into oils. I have very sensitive skin and it is soothing when mixed with lotion. I have also used it on burns, cuts, scrapes, acne, and other irritants to soothe and calm and heal. I can’t say enough good things about it!

  • Lavender is my all time favorite scent anyway but I love that it so good for skin issues, I have psoriasis and I use it with tea tree and frankincense in coconut oil on breakouts it works wonders. Also cleared up my sisters eczema

  • I use a couple drops of organic lavender with a couple drops of the Christmas tree blend from last holiday season in my diffuser necklace or in my diffuser in my bedroom! Its light and crisp and soothing! I find it really helps with my BPPV Vertigo!

  • Definitely very versatile. I personally use it for burns and skin irritation, as well as diffused with other oils at night.

  • Lavender is my go to for so many things, diffusing at bedtime, lip balms, and body butters. Lavender is just so good for everything

  • I love lavender and its always a oil in my diffuser. I made my own blend of lavender, lemon, and peppermint which I know is an excellent blend for my allergies, I diffuse this every night making it much easier to start my diffuser.

  • I don’t know what I’d do without it. I use it daily to calm skin inflammation and at night to help me sleep. It is indispensable!

  • I just have to share what Lavender did for me when I first got it. I got a nasty burn from my hair straightener and it blistered under running cold water almost immediately. I remembered that someone told me Lavender was good for burns so I put some on my burn neat. The burn still hurt like the dickens so I did the cold water-dried it-lavender about 3 x’s, covered it up with a tissue and did something else. At one point I realized it no longer hurt, took to tissue off and found the blister was gone and there was no sign of any burn. That was by far my most amazing experience with oils but I sure made me realize they really do something!!!

    1. Isn’t it amazing how quickly Lavender can help with burns? Great oil to keep around when using heated irons.

  • Like a lot of these comments, Lavender was my first oil I ever used. Love it so much–its versatility, its fragrance, and effectiveness! One of my favorites is diffusing lavender, cedarwood, and vetiver at bedtime! So relaxing and gives me a good sleep.

  • Great info. I only use Plant Therapy oils. Excellent quality! I go back and forth with the regular and organic lavender’s. I base my choice off of the current test reports. I am always pleased. Lavender is so versatile and amazing. I really miss lavender flower CO2, it was awesome

  • It always amazes me to learn of all the ways lavender can be used. It was one of the first oils I tried and one of my favorites.

  • Lavender oil is one of my go to oils. My son struggles with falling asleep. He gets that from his mom. I purchased my first bottle of Lavender Oil from plant therapy last week! Wow! The smell of it is so much sweeter than the last brand I’ve been using. My husband still doesn’t like it though. It reminds his of changing babies messy diapers- I used lavender oil in our homemade baby wipes for my daughters rashes which it did help tremendously!

  • Lavender is so relaxing. It helps me sleep better at night. It is one of my favorite go-to oils for almost anything. When in doubt, start with lavender!!

  • I love using lavender. I use it for help with sleep, respiratory and sinus help and relaxation. Lavender can be used in so many ways and help the body in alot of ways. I will definitely never run out of this!!

  • I’m new to essential oils and I’m so glad that I chose lavender as my first oil. It’s more versatile than I had expected.

  • Oh I had no clue that Lavender would help with Sinuses! I will definitely have to try that out, I struggle with sinus issues pretty regular! Thanks for this information.

  • Lavender and orange are my favorite combo for laundry (dryer balls) and lavender and vanilla is my new favorite blend to diffuse! It’s diffusing 24/7 in my home!

  • Lavender also works wonders for bug bites. My toddler gets huge welts from mosquito bites, and if I put lavender on right away, they subside quickly without him clawing at them.

  • Lavender is one of my staples in my oil collection. I use it for so many things I always make sure I have a supply of it.

  • Lavender was my first oil and it’s still my favorite! Whenever someone asks me about essential oils, I always start by telling them about the beauty of lavender. Thanks to this blog, I have somewhere great to direct them! Love Plant Therapy! You never cease to amaze me!

    1. Ronica, I think most of us can agree with you on your love for Lavender! It’s so versatile yet gentle so the possibilities are endless

  • Lavender has Always been one of my first Go To oils! I use it for so many things, relaxing diffuser blends, lotions, in soaps, cleaning the list goes on! Love this oil!

  • Ah lavender! This is definitely the most versatile oil. I love it in so many ways. It’s also great that it’s so powerful and yet gentle enough to use on skin without dilution (e.g. for bug bites).

  • I absolutely love PTs lavender! If I wanted to add it to smelly laundry like mentioned would I just drop a couple drops into the wash? Or onto the dryer sheet? This is such a great idea I had never thought of! I am interested in trying the lavender in a steam also!

    1. You could go ahead and either add 10-20 drops of Lavender directly to your washer at teh beginning of the washing cycle, or you can add a few drops to a dryer sheet. Whatever you’d prefer!

  • Lavender was my very first EO! And it is still one of my favorites. I use it in my personal skin care routine and my massage clients love it also.

  • I loved the history fact about the smell of lavender wafting out of the tomb 3,000 yrs later! I love lavender. It calms my toddler right down. Also, I got a chuckle from the typo “bed” smells, lol. Thanks for the info!

  • Hands down, this is the absolute must have oil. I look forward to sleeping every night because I know I’m going to diffuse lavender 🙂

  • Lavender has always been my favorite! I almost always have at least one 30ml bottle on hand because I like to make sure I never run out 😉

  • Lavender oil is one of my top favorite oils. I diffuse it on it’s own or in a variety of blends (with peppermint and orange sweet being my favorite blend). Thanks for some more ideas of how to use my lavender oil around my home.

  • Plant Therapy’s lavender is the BEST. I’ve been using it for a while now for sleep, but never knew you can use it for sunburns! awesome!

  • I was never a fan of lavender until I started using essential oils. I ordered some just because it’s so therapeutic for such a variety of things (every time I look up what I should use for a certain purpose, lavender is almost certain to be on the list). I didn’t expect to love the scent, but the oils a world apart than the artificial fragrances.

    1. Cassandra, Lavender can help reduce the pain, swelling, and redness associated with bug bites and other itchy skin issues.

  • I use it almost for everything. Add to my shower gel for a relaxing bath. Lavender jojoba is now my favourite for face and hair. I even use it as a perfume (non-dilution) on my clothes. It last the whole day.

  • Your lavender is devine. I’ve always had lavender EO throughout my life, starting from when my mum would add a drop or two to cotton wool and put it under my pillow when I was a child. Yours is just such a beautiful scent, I’ll never purchase from another company.

  • I use this oil a lot. I diffuse it along with peppermint and lemon and it gives me a good nights sleep. I am also adding a few drops of lavender and lemon on my laundry and my clothes smell nice.

  • Lavender oil has so many uses – definitely a must have! I’ve been using it on my rosacea and have better improvements than I have during the last year with a prescription cream!!

  • This might be the favorite oil in our home. We love it for sleep and sunburns. I’m exciting for a few new uses.

  • I like to diffuse Lavender in my office at work when I am feeling anxious or stressed. It’s the perfect “chill out” oil with it’s calming scent, however too much of it and I just get sleepy. But it’s perfect if you need to calm down or chill out.

  • I had a lavender hand cream and I didnt love the scent. I just ordered a bottle of the essential oil because I’ve heard it’s a must have so I hope it’s a better experience!

  • My first essential oil!!! So many uses. It was our dog’s favorite ….she knew it would clam her during thunder storms. She would stand by my oil cabinet and want her oil….smart dog. I love to diffuse it with lemon.

    1. I’m glad to see that lavender calms some dogs during thunder storms. We foster for our local no kill humane society. Learning about this will hopefully help “Prince Albert” & “DeeDee”. I also adore the aroma. thanks.

  • Not a big fan of the Lavender scent, but I buy it because it is so versatile. I appreciate this post and am glad to have a few more ideas on how to use this oil.

  • I think I’ll give lavender another chance after reading all the great uses on here. Use to be my favorite fragrance for bath gel, soap, room sprays before I started using essential oils. Early on had an experience which turned me off lavender, but I don’t remember what it was. Time for a linen spritz and a nose renewal!!

  • Lavender was the first oil I tried and its still a favorite. My favorite way to use it is with peppermint and lemon to help with seasonal allergies. I also just love the aroma of that combination!

  • Love your lavenders! I have tried your regular one, the Lavender Fine, and the CO2. The Lavender Flower CO2 was my favorite…any plans to carry that again?

    1. I love using Lavender with Mandarin and Frankincense in a diffuser when my kids are showing the very first symptoms of a cold or flu. When there might be no sneezing or fever yet but they just get cranky. Works magic every time!

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