30 Ways to Use Lavender Oil

by Carrie Raab on November 16, 2011

Lavender  Oil

Lavender is the most versatile of all essential oils.  It is known as the “universal oil” – if in doubt, use lavender, is the rule of thumb! *Therapeutic-grade lavender essential oil has been highly regarded for the skin.  Lavender has also been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects.  It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. Ur The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally.

30 Ways to use Lavender oil:

*Please know thEse uses are for Young Living lavender oil only*

 1.) Rub Lavender oil on the feet for a calming effect on the body.

2.) Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and then apply to your pillow to help you sleep and for insomnia.

3.) Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.

4.) Put 2-3 drops of Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain and help prevent scarring.

5.) Drop Lavender oil on a cut to stop the bleeding.

6.)  Mix several drops of Lavender oil with olive or coconut oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.

7.)  To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on the end of the tongue, around the navel or behind the ears.
8.)  To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice.  Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum).

9.) Rub a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts.

10.) Rub Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin.

11.) Rub a drop of Lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips.

Lavender oil

12.) To reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender oil on and around the affected area.

13.)  Rub 2 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant.

14.) Rub a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.

15.) Rub several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.

16.) Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and place in your linen closet to scent the linens and repel moths and insects.

17.) Place a drop of Lavender oil in your water fountain to scent the air, kill bacteria and prolong the time between cleanings.

18.) Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer which will deodorize and freshen your laundry.

19.) Put a drop of Lavender oil on a cold sore.

20.) Diffuse Lavender oil to alleviate the symptoms of allergies.

21.)  Spritz several drops of Lavender oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn to decrease pain.

22.) Drop Lavender oil on a cut to clean the wound and kill bacteria.

23.) Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash to stop the itching and heal the skin.

24.) Apply 1-2 drops of Lavender oil in your iron to freshen your clothes.

25.)  Apply 1-2 drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and place in the dryer for an all natural dryer sheet.

26.) Rub Lavender oil on the back of your neck, chest, and in between your eyes to alleviate sinuses, sinusitis, allergies.

27.) Add Lavender oil to your recipes. (Lavender Blueberry Banana Bread)

28.)  Add drops of Lavender oil to your favorite beverage:  tea or lemonade.

29.)  Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your temples to alleviate a headache.

30.)  Rub a drop on the base of the neck to relieve stress and anxiety.

*NOTE: Not all lavender oil is the same! Please be aware that when you buy lavender oil at spas, health food stores and even online, most are not therapeutic grade!  Young Living lavender oil is.  Does your lavender oil bottle say NOT for internal use???  If so, throw it away!  It is not pure lavender oil.  Pure lavender oil is edible!!

Lavender comes in the Everyday Oils kit .

Purchase Lavender Essential oil here. (listed under single oils) Always purchase a distributor, wholesale kit versus customer option. Why pay retail when you can buy what you want, when you want. No obligation to buy or sell, ever! Simply save $$$. 

 *Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from Nature.  With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health.  However, we are required by law in the USA to state, “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

Tennille July 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm

I was introduced by a girlfriend of mine to try using lavender oil instead of deoderant and so far it’s been great!!! it leaves me smelling very nice :) i have locks so im gonna use it for my scalp as well….


Sybel Porter June 30, 2014 at 6:05 pm

can you use lavender oil for bad candida and sweling?


Carrie Raab July 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I only recommend and endorse Young Living lavender oil. It is the universal oil, so I say try it! :)


Eve May 25, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I have mae my own essential oils in the past but have only used them for their aroma. Can I be sure if it is safe to ingest? Also, is there a good oil for scalp wounds?


Eve May 25, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Let me fix that, I have made my own lavender essential oils in the past.


Carrie Raab July 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

I only endorse Young Living oils. The bottle says “internal” use and how to take it internally.


hope April 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm


In Nose: Lavender oil, 1 or more drops, on a small piece of rolled cotton or tissue, then put the cotton in the nose so you are breathing the lavender oil. You may have to refresh it every so often. Somestimes I do it quite often, other not.

Sleep: This will calm the mind and allow one to lie in bed at night, without getting up, so one gets proper rest. Just lying in bed give 85% of the rest.

Depression: This will pull one out of depression and cheer the spirits

Some lavender oils are more sweet smelling than others. The sweeter ones are my favorite. Others oils that help with depression and calm the mind would probably work well too. I have only tried this with lavender oil


Mary April 18, 2014 at 2:24 am

Hi, can the lavender oil apply in the uterus to remove uterine fibroids?


Carrie Raab April 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm

I am not a Dr. and do not diagnose, treat, nor prescribe. You might want to ask your Dr. this. I know it is safe internally, but I am unable to make that choice for you. Blessings and thanks for the question! :)


JB May 17, 2014 at 4:49 am

Hi Mary,
For fibroids, try unsulphured blackstrap molasses (found in most health food stores). In my case, it decreased the bleeding and (most likely) shrank some small fibroids, since I do not feel them as much as I used to + it adds some iron to your body. You can also use Red Raspberry Leaf tea to help regulate your period. Both work well for me. Google them.

Wishing you the best,


Char Kruger February 23, 2014 at 12:24 am

I read on Facebook today that you can clean you mattress with a mixture of baking soda and lavender oil, then you vacuum it out and it rids your mattress of dust mites, etc … Have you tried this?


Liz November 6, 2013 at 10:15 am

Have annul fissure can I use lavender to help heal area


Carrie Raab November 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Lavender is an amazing oil. Sure, why not, I would try it. Also coconut oil as well. Only use Young Living lavender though :)


bobby g September 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm

please help me…can lavender oil be used in the pain of trigeminal neuralgia? If yes please tell me the procedure.


christina August 9, 2013 at 5:02 am

Kind of unrelated, but is it the same thing if a bottle of frankinsense says “not for internal use” or is that because it has ethanol in it?


Carrie Raab August 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Christina, I would NOT use any essential oil that says, Not for internal use on its bottle. This proves it is adulterated! What goes on your body, goes in your body, so in essence, that bottle of frankincense is altered and has chemicals in it. This is per educators in the EO field. If you want to use Young Living oils, we would be more than happy to assist you and coach you to health/wellness. My site to look around and sign up is https://youngliving.org/carrieraab Blessings to you!


Anthony August 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Hello, can you put edible lavender essential oil (which is therapeutic grade) in a essential oil diffuser to make your room smell like lavender? Thx


Carrie Raab August 12, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Hello Anthony! All of our oils at Young Living are therapeutic grade and yes our lavender is edible and we diffuse all of our oils to enhance the smell of the room and for the benefits of diffusing them into the room. :)


Lioness August 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I’ve tried applying lavender oil on my pillow and also on my palms to alleviate sinuses and hay fever but i find that the scent is too strong for me and my eyes itch a lot even when i just apply it on my feet in order to calm and relax my body, i just end up having to wash it off because it makes my eyes sore and i sneeze a lot. Is there any other oil that i can use thats not too strong? I’m basically sensitive to strong scents and thus i dont use perfumes and scented deodorants. Im yet to find an oil that has as many benefits as lavender oil but that doesnt affect me. This struggle can be frustrating at times especially when my body is super tense and cant sleep at night.


Carrie Raab September 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

What brand is your lavender oil?


Michelle Oates July 27, 2013 at 7:05 am


I do hope it is Ok but I have put up your lavendar oil information on my facebook page. I have included a link to your site so have given you the credit. I am a new person to YL and still learning :)


Carrie Raab July 31, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Sure! Blessings!


Susana May 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm

you can also use it to kill lice, without using pesticides. Mix lavender oil with olive oil , being the olive oil 10% of the mix, and put it on the hair. Leave it for a few hours. You can also to kill lice or to prevent. You can also add a few drops in a shampoo.


Bert Hornback February 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Well, my dad been having the hiccups for almost 3yrs. I’m waiting on the Lavender oil to arrive. To see if it will help with hiccups.. Do you think it’ll work? HOPE SO!!


Ana April 8, 2014 at 4:17 pm

If you haven’t found a cure yet, I’ve found magnesium deficiency to cause frequent hiccuping. Ancient Minerals magnesium oil nightly!


dua January 1, 2013 at 3:49 am

Amazinggggg post I came thru and so many benefits of this oil I never knew
I have some lavender oil in the kitchen how can it be used on feet ( diluted or undiluted?) Does it help with swelling on the feet as well ? (Swelling coz of water retention and weight)
And can we use this oil for acne pimples?
Can it be mixed vt vitamin e oil (taken from the capsules) or tea tree oil for acne on face ?

Thanks for sharing very useful post indeed :)


KATHLEEN LONDINO December 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Hello Carrie,
Love all the uses for Lavender oil…have you heard of using the oil to calm a rambunctious dog. Our dog is always running around the house, tearing things,etc. I was hoping Lavender oil would calm him.

Thanks .
Kathleen Londino


Carrie Raab December 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Hey Kathleen-yes I have. Peace and Calming also works great. I only endorse using YL essential oils on people and pets :) Blessings!


john lovins September 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

can lavender oil help attention deficit disorder?


Carrie Raab September 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Yes and many people use Young Living Peace and Calming for ADD/ADHD with great success! :)


Lydia March 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm

What about PTSD?

Stephanie August 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Awesome blog post. Any suggestions on how to substitute lavender oil in place of fresh lavender?


Carrie Raab September 2, 2012 at 2:02 am

Hey Stephanie! Well, it depends on what you want to replace it for… can you elaborate on what, thanks! For example, I use only a drop or two of lavender oil in my lavender blueberry banana bread and the same in our lavender lemonade. EO are way more concentrated than herbs. Hope that helps some! Thank you!!!


Connie July 25, 2012 at 4:27 am

Is there a difference between oils for therapeutic usage and oils for aromatherapy usage? If so, please explain. Thanks!


Carrie Raab July 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Hey Connie! Great question! You will be receiving greater length on this through my essential oils guide, but to answer you briefly… therapeutic oils- Young Living- are therapeutic/medicinal grade essential oils. YL oils can be applied topically to the skin, they can be diffused into the air, they can be taken internally, and can be used in your body orifices. Aromatherapy oils are cosmetic/fragrant/perfume grade oils. They are not pure essential oils (despite the label on the bottle). They are used to make things smell nice. Most essential oils in the market are fragrant/cosmetic oils, but they are not safe to use in and on the body. I hope that helps! Feel free to contact me with more questions or concerns. Blessings!!!


Melinda July 15, 2012 at 2:36 am

Love it thanks!!! Great post


Carrie Raab July 15, 2012 at 2:55 am

Thank you Melinda for your kind words and for stopping by! Blessings!


Susan Peterson June 29, 2012 at 2:00 am

I heard something about putting it in your bath water. Do you know of any ways this will benefit your body?


Carrie Raab June 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Yes, very beneficial to the skin, to help with hydration, along with relaxation and calming the body physically, mentally and emotionally. That is just a brief answer… more benefits and results. Great question!


Lavender Oil April 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Thanks for the recipe and the many uses of lavender oil. Great read!


Kris April 13, 2012 at 4:32 am

I didn’t know lavender could be used for motion sickness. That would be a huge blessing to me!


Carrie Raab April 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Hey Kris! Yes,this one seems to be a biggie for a lot of people. I don’t guess I realized how common motion sickness is. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comment. Hope to see you again!


rachel April 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I didn’t ever think about it to stop a nose bleed! I wish I had known that years ago when I got them a lot! :)


Carrie Raab April 7, 2012 at 2:05 am

I know, right! I sure wish I used essential oils years ago, but I am forever grateful and thankful I was told about them and now I no longer pop pills, I use essential oils. We can use the knowledge we have now to use the oils! Thanks for stopping by and providing feedback!


Ann Bottenhorn April 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I had no idea you could ingest lavender oil!


Carrie Raab April 3, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Hey Ann.. Yes, Young Living Essential Oils- you can ingest! Most essential oils you can not, because they are not “pure”… despite what the label says. Gotta love being able to ingest what God created… if it is a true essential oil, it should be edible! :) Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!


Leslie April 3, 2012 at 4:34 am

I love it on my pillow. I’ll have to try it for motion sickness when someone else drives, this would save me from taking pills. Thanks for the info.


Carrie Raab April 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Hey Leslie! You are very welcome!


Jill April 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I had no idea that:
Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.


Carrie Raab April 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Hey Jill! Young Living Essential Oils are ah-mazing!!! The uses are endless. Gotta love God’s healing oils and how they treat the body, naturally. Thanks so much for reading about lavender oil and its many uses. Blessings!


Irene Ferris April 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

Rub a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts.
I use this for many things but I was not aware that it could unblock tear ducts. Pretty cool


Carrie Raab April 2, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Hey Irene! Pretty amazing when you think about it, huh?! Thanks for stopping by!


Vivian March 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I did # 1


Vivian March 31, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Thank you for the information. The only one I was aware of was put the lavendor oil on my temples to alleviate headache…anxious to try the other 30 recommended uses. Thank you so much.


Carrie Raab April 1, 2012 at 4:04 am

You are very welcome Vivian! :)


Sara graf March 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Wow there are lots of uses on here I didn’t know about! I never knew it helped with motion sickness, I am Definitely going to try that next time.


Carrie Raab April 1, 2012 at 4:05 am

If in doubt, use lavender- the univeral oil! Thanks for stopping by!


Raquel Tokarchuk March 31, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I didn’t realize that when put in cuts, lavender can help stop bleeding! Very interesting.


Carrie Raab March 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Hey Raquel! Yes, it is a beautiful thing! I can only endorse this for YL oils :)Thank you for stopping by! Blessings!


Kristen November 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I put a few drops right in the washing machine as the water is filling up…I love the way it smells! I’ll try the dryer idea, too, thanks for the tips!!


Carrie Raab April 1, 2012 at 4:06 am

You are welcome, Kristen! Good tips!


Pam @ Ramblings of a Happy Homemaker November 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Lavender oil is my favorite essential oil. We use it for most of the things you mentioned, but I learned a few new tricks today as well. I didn’t realize it was good for sinus issues and allergies. Thanks for some great info!


Carrie Raab November 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Hi Pam! Thanks for stopping by! Don’t you just love essential oils?! Glad I was able to share a new tip with you. The list started at 23 and it kept growing. I stopped at 30, but I know there are still so many more that I didn’t list, nor have discovered yet about this beautiful essential oil. If you like lemon, frankincense or thieves oil, there is a post on the many ways to use them as well. Blessings!


Carrie November 17, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I use a dab of lavender oil behind my sons ears to help calm him down at bedtime… I’m going right now to see if it’s edible! Great post! I would really like it if you would link this post to http://www.projectpossessed.com/spaahhh-sundaze-1113-healthy-eating-habits-questionnaire/ Your newest fb follower.


Carrie Raab November 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Hi Carrie… great name and spelling too! :) Thanks for commenting on how you use lavender oil. It is very helpful to not only myself but to other readers as well. Have a great day and thanks for being friends. I welcome the comments, suggestion, and questions! Bless you! Carrie


Carrie Raab March 17, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Have you used it for that?


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