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I’m Andrea from Aromahead Institute, and it’s a Lavender day! (Haha, I use Lavender essential oil often, so it sometimes feels like every day is a Lavender day!)
I’m going to show you three ways to use Lavender essential oil.
Lavender has a lot of uses—it smells so soothing and calming, is great for relieving aches and pains, easing congestion, caring for small cuts or stings, and helping you relax so you can get to sleep. Lavender is honestly one of the most versatile, effective essential oils you can have in your collection!
1:02 — Trauma Oil and Lavender for Aches and Pains.
Trauma Oil is an herbally infused oil. Three flowers are infused into olive oil: arnica, St. John’s wort, and calendula. (The “recipe” for Trauma Oil can vary between different suppliers, but this is a common one.) Trauma Oil is wonderful for easing pain and swelling. The overall aroma is pretty neutral—it smells mostly like olive oil, so it’s a good carrier for aromatic essential oils.
In a 1 oz (30 ml) bottle, combine:
1 oz (30 ml) Trauma Oil (1:44)
10 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) (2:16)
This pain relief blend is very effective at any time of day, but I especially love it at night when it can help me feel relaxed. It’s great for sore shoulders, or if you have leg cramps or low back pain.
At 3:07, I show you an alternative bottle you can use, which is good if you want to travel with this blend. I don’t always like to travel with glass bottles, so I use PET plastic. It’s a non-reactive plastic that doesn’t leach.
3:55 — Lavender Hydrosol Spray
This blend is very simple . . . it’s just Lavender hydrosol (Lavandula angustifolia)!
When the Lavender plant is distilled, we get two portions: the Lavender essential oil and the Lavender hydrosol, which is the water portion of the distillate. It’s much less concentrated than essential oil, so you can spray it directly on your skin, your face, your linens, or all around your room. It’s even gentle enough to use with babies!
At 4:35, I pour the Lavender hydrosol into a 2 oz (60 ml) bottle . . . and that’s it! If you want a stronger blend for a room spray or linen spray, you can add 10 drops of Lavender essential oil.
5:41 — Lavender for Your Essential Oil Diffuser
This is a simple use for Lavender essential oil, too! I have water in my diffuser, and at 6:01 I’m adding just 5 drops of pure Lavender essential oil. You can use as many drops as you like, depending on the size of your room and how long you’re going to diffuse. 5 to 10 drops is usually about right, and I’m using 5 drops this time.
There are so many more ways to use Lavender essential oil than I could possibly include in this video! But these three will give you a good place to start developing your relationship to the oil. It’s deeply nourishing, balancing, and supportive. I hope you love Lavender as much as I do!