14 Amazing uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is known as the Swiss army knife of essential oils for its versatility. Let’s take a peek at all of the ways you can use it!

Lavender is absolutely one of my favorite oils. It’s one of the most popular oils due to it’s sweet scent and versatility.

Just recently when my family went to the beach, we used Lavender and other Young Living Lavender products like crazy on our sunburns. I got a little extra sun on the last day at the beach. Afterwards, I put undiluted lavender on my skin and it felt so soothed! I reapplied generously over the course of the next few days. My skin quickly turned into a tan and I never peeled.


I also use it to stop my seasonal congestion in its tracks. Whether I’m using it in combination with peppermint and lemon, or I’m just rubbing it under my nose to keep the sniffly nose away, I will never leave home without my lavender.

I no longer have to take over-the-counter allergy medication. Seriously, it’s one of two oils that I keep with me at all times.

This it what the Young Living Web site has to say about Lavender:

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion. Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods.

The many uses of Lavender …

  • Diffuse at night right before bed to help promote restful sleep.
  • Rub a drop or two on sun-kissed skin to soothe.
  • Swipe a drop of Lavender on the inside of your cheek or on the bridge of your nose to stop a seasonal congestion spell.
  • Put a drop of Lavender on an insect bite or bee sting to soothe and relax.
  • Add a drop to a cloth and slide it into your pillowcase to keep little ones sleeping peacefully all night long.
  • Rub a drop of Lavender between your palms and inhale to calm your emotions.
  • Ingest 2-3 drops each of  Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon for relief from seasonal congestion. {Only ingest Young Living Essential Oils.}
  • Mix several drops of Lavender with whipped coconut oil to make a soothing cream.
  • Add a drop or two to freshly squeezed lemonade for a refreshing beverage.
  • Add 10 drops of Lavender to a half a cup of epsom salt and dissolve in a warm bath to sooth everyday aches and promote rest and relaxation.
  • Massage a couple drops of Lavender to your lower abdomen, followed by a warm compress to relieve common aches.
  • Add Lavender to a homemade chap stick recipe, or rub directly on to dry, chapped lips.
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  3. Thanks for this! I am pinning it for later. I am new this month to oils and am overwhelmed with the possibilities.

  4. Lavender is my absolute favorite essential oil. I just signed up to become a YL distributor ~ I can hardly wait to get my starter kit. Pinning for future reference. Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}.

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  6. I love lavender. I use the trio (lavender, peppermint, and lemon) for my whole family. My daughter no longer needs Clariton daily.

  7. I love using lavender for everything! Relaxing, cleaning, burns, bites … but will definitely try your suggestion of a drop on the nose or inside your cheek to help with allergies … haven’t tried that yet.

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  9. I would use a drop in my bath water….so soothing and nice!I love lavender….I’m the Lavender Dreamer! Hugs, Diane

  10. I looooooooove lavender essential oil!! I love using it in my all purpose cleaner! What better way to clean!!!

  11. I would love to use it in a hot tea and I also read that it was good to rub a drop in your mouth for allergies!

    1. Yes! They call it a lavender cheek swipe when you rub it on your cheek for allergies. I’ve tried it before. It doesn’t taste awesome, but it works!!

  12. I LOVE lavender!!! I use lavender for EVERYTHING. Lately, been using it a lot for bug bites (when I forget to use other oils to deter the biters)!!!!

  13. I’d try it in a diffuser for bedtime. I’d love a little help sleeping for me and my little guy!

  14. I love using lavender in my homemade sunscreen! just curious, you said in the post that lavender is one of two EOs that you always carry with you…what’s the other one? I always keep peppermint & lemon on hand to keep me upbeat, energized, and headache free 🙂

    1. The other one is Stress Away … to keep me sane. 🙂 I’m about to get a small carrying case so that I can easily carry more with me everywhere I go!

  15. I would love to try the lavender oil. I cannot find any essential oils in the stores around here! I would like to use it to make my own cleaning products.

    1. Hey Lori, the Essential Oils from Young Living are therapeutic grade essential oils. You aren’t going to find them in any of the stores. The ones you find in stores are going to be pharmacy grade, which cannot be ingested and are typically cut with synthetics. I would personally stay away from them. Young Living has a wonderful product called Thieves cleaner, which can be used to replace so many of our household cleaners. Check out some all-natural cleaning solutions here: https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/home/natural-cleaning

  16. I love using lavender for the allergy bomb- I have chronic sinusitis and in wake of trying ever pill and spray on the market, I discovered essential oils! Finally some relief!

  17. I definitely could have used this last weekend when we went kayaking and I got a terrible sunburn!

  18. I love the smell of lavendar and had no idea it was good for sunburn. I’d try it on all your ideas.

  19. I stepped on some fire ants the other day and my foot swelled up from them yesterday while I was Utica town. I found some YL lavender that I had forgotten I have and usedit today. It did cut down in the itching,thankfully.

  20. I use it to create a restful calming bedroom. I put it in my bedding. On candles and throughout the room. I also use it for my alters as offerings to Buddha.

  21. I have always loved lavender and have a little silk pillow that has pockets filled with lavender buds. It is on my bed near my pillow so I can smell that lovely odor as I fall asleep. I have a lavender candle on the nightstand, as well. Will have to try the oil!
    I have a question for you…as I look at all your lovely rooms, I am trying to find your paint colors and am not able to find them. I love the color in the dining room, the kitchen and the master bedroom. Hopefully you can share those great colors!!! Congrats on the new baby, toooo!!

    1. Hey Diane … I’m currently working on a post about my paint colors because I get asked about them all the time! 🙂 My dining room is Wythe Blue from Benjamin Moore; my kitchen is Stratton Blue from BM; my bedroom is Palmetto Grey, which is an old Porter Paint color, but it’s very close to Silver Sage from Restoration Hardware. I hope this helps! 🙂

  22. Great post! I have been interested in essential oils but didn’t know where to start. Lavender it is! Hopefully it will ease my insomnia!

  23. Oh my! So many good things not to mention the aroma is just amazing. I really love lavender! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

  24. I would use it in a diffuser. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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