Self-Care Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

self-care uses of lavender essential oil
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils used for self-care. Research has proven its effectiveness in supporting stress relief, as well as its ability to relieve mild pain and insomnia. 

Lavender plants are ancient species from the lamiaceae family. With many known species, the most obvious physical characteristic of any lavender plant is its flower. This is not just the most beautiful feature; but for certain species, it is where the essential oil is located.

Check-out two popular self-care uses of lavender essential oil below:

1. Aromatherapy

To support a better night's sleep: Add 3 drops of lavender essential oil to your diffuser 20 minutes before bed.

2. Massage & Body Oil

For a calming, moisturizing experience: Simply combine lavender essential oil with a carrier oil of your choice, like unrefined, extra virgin organic coconut oil. 

Gently massage this mixture into your skin. Lavender is a great massage oil for the scalp, shoulders, hands and the feet.

 Note: The recommended dilution for the average adult is 15 drops per ounce of carrier oil. This works out to approximately 2 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil.

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