9 Simple Lavender Essential Oil Uses
- Add a few drops to lotions, shampoos, and skin care products for a youthful complexion.
- Add 4 drops of Lavender to 1 cup of Epsom salt to a bath to help relax and calm the body.
- Unwind in the evening with Lavender-infused neck or back massage.
- Rub it on the bottoms of your feet or diffuse it next to your bed for a restful night’s sleep.
- Add it to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply topically to soothe the skin after a day in the sun.
- Add to mascara and conditioner to promote healthy hair growth.
- Place a few drops on a wet cloth and add to your dryer to freshen laundry.
- Put on owies and skin irritations to promote healthy skin
- Diffuse or apply topically to provide relief from occasional sniffles.
Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily. Always read our safety guidelines before using oils and remember our advice is only for Young Living therapeutic grade oils. You can read about different grades of oils here.
Did you know that lavender is part of the mint family and is one of our most popular oils? Young Living has three farms that grow lavender, located in Utah, Idaho, and France. Lavender is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant, and it takes 27 square feet of lavender plants to make one 15-ml bottle of Lavender essential oil. In ancient Greece, Pedanius Dioscorides, a physician pharmacologist and botanist, praised the many qualities and uses of lavender. You can find Lavender essential oil in many Young Living blends, including Stress Away™, Tranquil™, RutaVaLa™, Forgiveness™, and Harmony™.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lavandula angustifolia
BOTANICAL FAMILY: Lamiaceae
REGIONS FOUND: Utah, Idaho, France
PLANT PART USED: Flowering top
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled from flowering top
YL REGION: Most Young Living Lavender essential oil comes from France and the United States. Lavender essential oil joined the Young Living family in 1994.