20 Best Uses For Lavender

Lavender is a purple color herb that is popular in both its natural and oil form. Lavender is widely used in aromatherapy, added flavor, perfumes, cosmetics, etc. Lavender is also an essential oil and has a variety of health and skin-related benefits.

Leg Pains 

Lavender oil is a well-known joint pain remedy. It is highly anti-inflammatory, which helps in removing the swelling around the joint area. Add a few drops of lavender oil to a carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, etc., and massage it on your joint and stiff areas. You will be able to notice quite a difference after it’s used. 

Stress Buster

Lavender is famously used in aromatherapy and has many benefits, one of which is stress and anxiety buster. Studies have shown that lavender not only calms your body but also decreases blood pressure. You can use a diffuser to spread lavender scent; you can directly sniff lavender as a plant. Sniffing lavender is enough to calm your nerves.

Insomnia

This purple plant might be a remedy for your sleep problems. Studies show that subjects who use lavender have better sleep and feel highly refreshed. Since it helps with anxiety and stress, it also helps you sleep better. Using a diffuser is the easiest way to avail of all these benefits.  

Menstrual Cramps

I can relate to the horrid cramps girls face each month, so I bring this tried and tested remedy to you. Rub lavender oil on your abdomen and massage for 10-15 minutes, which should help ease the pain. 

Headache

Lavender works great as a headache remedy by itself, but if you have some peppermint oil handy, try mixing these two oils and applying a few drops to your forehead, massage for 2-3 minutes. The combination of lavender and peppermint is the best for headache relief. 

Muscle pain

Muscle pains are a bother; most painkillers and pain relief sprays do not deliver the results. You can use lavender oil as pain relief, massage the oil on your muscles and make sure to add the carrier oil. Lavender oil by itself can be quite strong, both in fragrance and consistency, so do not forget the carrier oil. 

Allergies

With the change in seasons, we all experience some of the other allergies. Lavender oil mixed with some other oils can be a great help. Mix lemon, peppermint, and lavender oil to keep away allergies. You can ingest this mixture using a capsule. Rubbing this mixture on your feet, legs, the forehead is also a great help. 

No more itch

Insect bites tend to be quite irritating; lavender oil is a great rescue. Rub a drop of lavender oil over the bite to get instant relief from the bite itch. 

Fatigue

Adding lavender oil to your bath water is a fatigue remedy. You can also use lavender-scented candles, bath bombs as an alternative. Lavender scent helps you relieve anxiety and get rid of fatigue. 

Fever

The regular cool washcloth method effectively brings down the temperature but adding a few drops of lavender oil to the water has shown faster and better results. Add a few drops of lavender oil to the water and rub the wet cloth over your chest and forehead.

Sprains

Mix a few drops of lavender oil with a carrier oil and massage the mixture to the affected area.  

Air Freshener

Mix a few drops of lavender oil into your regular room freshener to use it as a vaporizer. This will help you with colds and allergies. 

Insect Repellant

Lavender in any form is an excellent insect repellent. You can either use lavender plants or oil to keep away the insects. You can also rub lavender oil mixed with carrier oil to prevent mosquitoes and insect bites. 

Bath Scrub

Mix sugar, olive oil, and lavender oil to make an excellent bath scrub. The olive oil will keep your skin nourished; sugar will help exfoliate, while the lavender will help prevent skin inflammation.

Scarring

Use lavender oil on scars to lessen their visibility. You can also use it with a carrier oil and use the mixture as a night cream. 

Calm Pets

Lavender oil has the same effects on pets as it does on humans. You lavender oil to calm and subdue anxious or aggressive pets. 

Drinks and beverage

Ingesting lavender can be tricky, and so you can easily add a few lavender flowers to your drinks to avail the benefits. 

Immunity booster

Lavender is a great immunity booster. There are various ways you can add lavender to your diet and daily habits. 

Sunburn

Lavender can be used to prevent sunburns and heat strokes. 

Flavor

Lavender can be added to food items to enhance the taste and flavor.

Conclusion

There, you have it. The above mentioned are 20 uses; I hope whenever you see lavender next time, it may not be just a flower to you.