Thirty+ Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is powerful! Here's 40+ uses of Lavender Essential Oil!

Pure therapeutic-grade lavender oil is one of those oils that I want to have on hand all the time! If you are new to essential oils, lavender is a great one to start with because it has so many wonderful qualities and uses.

Benefits of using Lavender:

  • Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities.
  • Soothes occasional skin irritations.
  • Reduces appearance of skin imperfections.
  • Helps to ease feelings of tension.

This essential oil is incredibly useful with so many beneficial properties! When in doubt, try lavender! Here are some specific ways you can put lavender to use in your home:

Emotionally, lavender essential oil is said to be the oil of honest communication and expression. It calms a racing mind, allowing a person to settle into their heart and speak with gentleness and kindness. It also eases anxiety or fear, including fears of rejection, and allows a person to feel present, calm, and engaged in healthy ways. It increases a sense of security and peace, and in this way helps to build trust in one’s self and others.

  1. Air Deodorizing Spray РCombine lavender and water in a glass spray bottle and spray to freshen a closet, mattress, car, or as an air freshener.
  2. Racing Mind РDiffuse or apply lavender to help calm a racing mind.
  3. Bath Salts/Sugar Scrub/Homemade Soap – Add lavender to your homemade bath salts, soaps, or sugar scrubs for a relaxing floral scent.
  4. Support Your Immune System РUsing lavender regularly may help support proper function of your immune system.
  5. Bug Repellent – Apply to help repel gnats, mosquitoes, and more.
  6. Minor Skin Irritations РDilute lavender in fractionated coconut oil and apply to the skin irritation. Melaleuca (commonly called Tea Tree oil) can also be helpful in supporting clear skin. You can apply it to the scalp as well!
  7. Cooking – Use it in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add flavor to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
  8. Feelings of anxiety, fear, or sadness РApply lavender, diffuse in the air or inhale, or take internally. The soothing and calming effects can help balance overwhelming emotions.
  9. Skin irritation from prolonged diaper exposure  РAdd lavender to coconut oil and apply to skin irritation.
  10. For occasional ear discomfort – Apply lavender and Melaleuca oils along the outside of the ear.
  11. Helps restore mental alertness or wakefulness when experiencing fatigue or drowsiness –¬†Soak in a warm bath with a couple drops of lavender.
  12. Hot Flash due to Menopause  РAdd some drops of lavender to a cool washcloth and gently rub on forehead and neck.
  13. Relieves head and neck tension – Apply lavender to the forehead and temples. Works well to combine with peppermint oil!
  14. Heart Health – Apply lavender to the chest to support a steady heartbeat and heart health.
  15. Homemade Cleaning Products РAdd lavender for its lovely fragrance and essential properties.
  16. Insect Sting or Bite – Apply lavender on a sting or insect bite to relieve itching and reduce swelling.
  17. Itchy Skin – Apply pure lavender oil to help soothe itchy skin and promote healing.
  18. Linen Spray –¬†Combine lavender and water in a glass spray bottle and spray to freshen sheets and linens.
  19. Massage – Add 3-5 drops of essential oil to 1 ounce of fractionated coconut oil.
  20. Cramps during Menstrual CycleРApply lavender on the abdomen area for relief within 15 minutes.
  21. After Sun Exposure РApply lavender oil to a skin after sun exposure or becoming friendly with a hot pan! It works better that cold water!
  22. Common Scrapes and Cuts РUse lavender oil to help stop bleeding in small wounds and also prevent scarring.
  23. Morning sickness during pregnancy РPlace a drop of lavender oil on the end of tongue, behind the ears, or around the navel.
  24. Relaxing Bath – Add lavender to bath water for a more relaxing bath.
  25. Seasonal or environmental threats РCombine lemon, lavender, and peppermint oils for allergy relief.
  26. To relax before bed – Add a few drops of lavender oil to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet for a restful sleep.
  27. Stretch Marks – Applying lavender with gently massage may help prevent stretch marks and decrease the appearance of existing ones.
  28. Summer Drinks – A few drops of lavender is refreshing in sweet iced tea and lemonade.
  29. Pain from getting a new tooth РAdd 1-2 drops of lavender to a teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil and apply to gum or outer jawline.
  30. Lemon Bars – add a drop or two of lavender oil to your lemon bars to turn them into an entirely new experience! (Make sure the oils you use have supplement facts and are safe for internal use!)
  31. Chicken or Pork recipes –¬†I like to add a drop or two of lavender and rosemary to the broth in my pressure cooker after my food is done, and it’s had a chance to cool.

Lavender essential oil is powerful! Here's 40+ uses of Lavender Essential Oil!

Some people have sensitivities to certain essential oils, so be sure to test the oil on a small area first. For sensitive skin, you can dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil, like fractionated coconut oil.

The properties and uses of lavender oil¬†do NOT apply to all essential oil brands. Most¬†of what you find at the drug store and some of what you find online is not a therapeutic grade and may be lacking in quality, or even contain contaminants, filler or additives. Avoid online purchases that aren’t directly from the company because it is hard to tell if the oil has been tampered with. If you plan to ingest the oil, you really should purchase it from¬†a trusted brand and source.

The best essential oil companies follow these guidelines:

  • Uses¬†proper¬†varieties of each¬†plant
  • Grown in the¬†indigenous region
  • Grown without chemical pesticides or herbicides
  • Harvested during the¬†peak¬†of quality
  • Extracted with proper temperature and pressure to preserve oil molecules
  • Third-party testing of each and every batch
  • Oils are safe to ingest

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Lavender essential oil is powerful! Here's 40+ uses of Lavender Essential Oil! I use it for burns all the time - works way better than cold water.


  • Wow you have listed some very unsafe practices here. Never ingest any essential oils unless under the care of a certified aromatherapist. Pregnant women should not use essential oils unless diluted and the essential oil is safe for pregnancy. Always dilute essential oils before using to help prevent sensitization. Adding to water is not diluting since oil and water do not mix.

    • Hi Cher,
      It seems like these are great ideas for most of the essential oils on the market. However, we only use and recommend doTERRA Essential Oils, and they are so pure that they are in a category all their own.
      doTERRA has the supplement facts right on the bottles, and those with the supplement facts are totally safe for ingestion. You can read more on the safety of ingesting doTERRA essential oils right here: I do want to be specific that it’s ONLY doTERRA essential oils we feel comfortable saying that it’s okay to ingest them.
      Here’s a video about using essential oils during pregnancy… With doTERRA, the same oil dilution standards that are listed on the product information pages apply for pregnancy. It’s one of the things I love most about doTERRA, and why we only recommend them.
      Please keep in mind that with MOST oils, you are absoutley correct. MOST of them even say not safe for internal use on them. And they are so full of fillers and other stuff that I wouldn’t WANT to ingest them. YUCK! no thanks. With doTERRA you can see their GCMS reports for the individual bottle you have in your collection here: They TRULY stand behind the purity and efficacy of the oils they sell. If you’d like to learn more about the difference between doTERRA and other essential oils, we’d love to have you email us at!

  • I’ve encountered a lot of articles about essential oils but this one is a jackpot. I can be biased because my favorite is lavender but the list is more than enough.

  • This is really amazing. I never thought I could use it in so many ways. I only use it for a bath, massage, and aromatherapy.

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