What are some uses for lavender essential oil?


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Some uses for lavender essential oil include calming or sleep, to decrease pain in burns, to stop nosebleeds and to relieve eczema or dermatitis. It also has a variety of other health uses.

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What are some uses for lavender essential oil?
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Lavender essential oil is known for its relaxing properties. Individuals can rub two to three drops of the oil into cupped palms, and inhale deeply or apply the oil anywhere on the body. For sleep, individuals can inhale the scent of lavender oil and even apply it directly to pillows. Rubbing two to three drops of the oil on a minor burn can help relieve pain and decrease redness.

A drop of lavender oil applied to a tissue wrapped around a chip of ice can be used to stop a nosebleed. Individuals should push the tissue-wrapped ice chip to the base of the nose. Several drops of lavender oil mixed with nut or vegetable oil can be applied to areas of eczema or dermatitis to soothe these conditions.

Lavender oil can improve dry skin and chapped or sunburned lips. It is also useful for cold sores. It can decrease bleeding on cut skin and clean wounds. It can also decrease dandruff when applied to the scalp, relieve the itching of insect bites and relieve hay fever when inhaled.

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