by Emma Peters August 10, 2017

Essential oils naturally enhance your health, positively affect your mood and can even help improve some foods. Every essential oil has its own unique benefits, a liquid powerhouse ready to work however you need it to. This week, we take a look at the properties of lavender essential oil.

lavender essential oil

You might know lavender as a sweet-smelling bush that people like to grow in the garden, but did you know lavender essential oil is also incredibly powerful? doTerra calls it a 'must-have', to be kept on hand at all times because of it's versatility.

Lavender flowers and lavender essential oil have been used for centuries for their gorgeous aroma and restorative properties. The ancient Romans and Egyptians used it to bathe in, as a perfume and just to help them relax. In fact, the way they used lavender is pretty similar to the way we use it today!

Frequently featuring in contemporary aromatherapy, lavender essential oil is a relaxing and soothing scent. It helps to calm the mind and body, and can even help tackle skin imperfections. Think of it as a natural, perfumed hug to help relieve stress and worry.

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Uses for lavender essential oil

  • Apply lavender essential oil topically to reduce and calm down any skin imperfections or spots.
  • Add a few drops to your bath water to soak away the stresses of the day and relax tense muscles.
  • You can also add a few drops to your pillow or the soles of your feet at night for a more restful, calming night's sleep.
  • Diffuse lavender essential oil to ease feelings of stress or anxiety.
  • Pop some in a spray bottle to freshen up your linen closet, mattress, car or the air around you whenever needed
  • When used in cooking, lavender can help to sweeten citrus scents or add quirky, yummy flavour to desserts and treats.
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Directions for use

  • Diffusion: Use 3 to 4 drops in your home diffuser.
  • Internal use: Dilute 1 drop in 120ml of liquid
  • Topical use: Apply 1 - 2 drops to the area of your choice. Dilute with coconut oil to help reduce skin sensitivity if need be.
Emma Peters
Emma Peters

Emma Peters, organic makeup artist, creative director and founder of Belle & Sage, is committed to leading the conversation around beauty and wellness. With over twenty years of experience as a make-up artist, she knows you don’t have to sacrifice quality for clean.

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