10 Lavender Essential Oil Uses and Creative Lavender DIY Projects
Discover ten lavender essential oil uses. Prized for its calm, clean, floral aroma, here are a multitude of ideas for how to use lavender essential oil.
One of my favorite oils, without question, is lavender essential oil.
How can I not adore lavender’s herbaceous, clean, floral aroma? Not to mention all the lavender essential oil benefits that extend into our lives. Most perhaps are its ability to calm, knowing full well that’s why it’s used in baby products, sleep remedies, and spa treatments.
If you also share an admiration for lavender and its calming qualities, then you will want to check out these ten lavender essential oil uses. You’ll find simple DIY projects capturing its soothing scent, benefits for the skin, and aromatherapy.
Check out each step-by-step tutorial to learn how to use lavender essential oil for relaxation, skincare, aromatherapy, beauty, and an abundance of gift-making ideas.
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What is lavender essential oil used for?
Lavender essential oil can be used in a variety of ways, but its calming, fresh aroma has made it a classic for use in soaps, perfumes, bath, and baby products alike.
And its versatility extends with its ease of combining with other essential oils. You can pair lavender with herbal spearmint or sage, floral chamomile or ylang ylang, fresh citrus lemon, woodland cedarwood, and even exotic essential oils such as vanilla and sandalwood for more uses.
Check out our printable essential oil blending wheel in the Oily Chic Library for more ideas.
What are the most common uses for lavender?
- As a pillow spray to help you relax at bedtime
- In soaps since Roman Times (see the soap recipe below)
- As a method to keep moths away – traditionally, hanging lavender bunches in your closet can be interchanged with a simple lavender room spray
- Cleaning recipes and products for every room in the home
- A remedy to calm and reduce stress while traveling – check out these roller blend recipes
- Spa treatments and aromatherapy blends to ease stress
- Lotions and salves for dry skin
- To clean and refresh clothes and linens in the laundry. Try it in a wool dryer ball dropper
As you can see, lavender essential oil uses don’t disappoint!
Can you apply lavender oil directly to skin?
Lavender is one of the only essential oils that can be applied to just about any area of the skin without dilution. Known to encourage hydration and help repair damaged skin, lavender essential oil is a wonderfully nourishing oil for dry skin remedies.
There’s always a lot to offer with lavender essential oil. With these ten creative uses and DIY projects, I know you’ll enjoy learning how to use lavender essential oil!
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10 Lavender Essential Oil Uses & DIYs
Truly one of the most versatile of all essential oils, lavender doesn’t slack when it comes to uses. Prized for its calm, clean, floral aroma, here are a multitude of ideas for how to use lavender essential oil. From bubble bars to lip balm, soap, and candles – you can’t go wrong with these lavender DIYs!
1. Aromatherapy Shower Mist Spray
I’m officially hooked on this essential oil aromatherapy shower mist, and you will be, too, right from the start! It’s all about creating a spa vibe at home. This recipe combines bold, refreshing sage, relaxing lavender, and earthy cypress essential oils. As they envelop the steam in the shower, you will feel transported to the spa without physically being there.
2. DIY Lavender Bubble Bath Bar Scoops
Pamper yourself with DIY lavender bubble bath bar scoops that turn bath time into a spa-like experience! Infused with lavender essential oil, moisturizing cocoa butter, and shea butter, these gorgeous bath truffles soften the skin, relax your senses and create long-lasting bubbles.
Irena and Cyna say they are easier to make than bath bombs but look just as beautiful and are a lovely homemade gift idea for many occasions.
3. DIY Essential Oil Lip Balm Recipe For Lavender
If there’s one beauty staple I’ve always been obsessed with, it’s lip balm! I apply it from morning till night. The best essential oils for the skin, including lavender, are fantastic for soothing and nourishing dry lips. And it’s as easy as adding a few drops of lavender essential oils in this DIY lip balm recipe.
4. Lemon Lavender Homemade Soap Recipe
This lemon lavender homemade soap recipe is all things: fresh, colorful, cheerful, and fragrant! It has a creamy cocoa butter base in the most irresistible shade of purple that highlights lavender’s delicate buds and lemon’s happy yellow.
And yes, it smells as incredible as it sounds with a coupling of sweet herbaceous lavender essential oil that balances tart lemon citrus essential oil.
5. DIY Aromatherapy Candles
Everyone experiences stress and anxiety sometimes. And there are many approaches to stress relief. These DIY aromatherapy candles are one of the simplest tools to reduce stress.
The warm glow and soft flicker of candlelight can be relaxing all on their own. But when you include essential oils used in other aromatherapy techniques, you can quickly create a calming atmosphere to promote mindfulness.
6. How to Make Lavender Shower Steamers
Learn how to make a lavender shower steamers recipe without citric acid. These easy aromatherapy shower steamers can be made with lavender essential oil or a lavender essential oil blend to help relieve stress and calm your mind. And they’ll also look pretty in a clear jar in your bathroom!
7. Simple Lavender Sugar Scrub
For a sweet-smelling scrub that will leave your hands feeling soft and smooth, try this lavender sugar scrub recipe that you can mix up at home. This scrub is an excellent way to help your hands and pamper yourself.
It’s so relaxing to use, and you won’t believe how soft and smooth your skin feels after using it. Make a jar or two for friends as a great gift.
8. Lavender Hand Salve For Gardeners
Try this soothing homemade salve if your hands are dry and chapped from gardening, housework, or being out in the elements. It’s made with natural ingredients and has a beautiful scent from sweet orange and lavender essential oils, with a touch of vanilla. You can also download free printable labels for your gardener’s hand salve.
9. Relaxing DIY Bath Oil Recipe
If you have ever thought about making your own pampering bath products – this relaxing DIY bath oil recipe is one of the simplest essential oil bath recipes you can make! It’s a deeply relaxing bath oil that soothes, hydrates and renews the body and mind. I know it’s something you’ll look forward to using and gifting too.
10. DIY Beard Balm
This DIY Beard Balm helps to nourish the skin and can be used to style beards. If you have done any shopping around for facial hair balms, you already know that it can quickly become very costly to maintain that healthy beard. It turns out – it’s so easy to make with just a few ingredients and so much cheaper than buying those beard balms from the store.
There’s a multitude of lavender essential oil uses waiting for you, from softening lip balm and beard oil to candles and bubble bars. And each would make a fabulous homemade gift. Now, you see why everyone can’t get enough of lavender!
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- DIY Terracotta Clay Diffuser Stones
- Summer Essential Oil Blends Recipes
- Eucalyptus Diffuser Blends
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