?Chase Away Stagnant Air: You know the smell of your grandmother’s closet? Old shoes, dirty clothes, clothing from decades long gone… Diffuse, drizzle on earthen ware, or dripped on cotton balls, lavender oil can chase away that stale air.
?Take the Bite Out of a Bite: If you forget to prevent creepy crawlies, use lavender to soothe the itching and inflammation that comes from a bite.
?Multi-purpose Spray: When you’re stuck in traffic, pull out a spray bottle of lavender and water to freshen your car and calm your nerves.
?Knock the Kids Out: Children wired? A few drops on their pillow will help ease their minds, calm their bodies, and help make bedtime a little easier on Mama.
?Skip the Lysol: The next time you need to freshen a bathroom, use a spray bottle of lavender and water to take advantage of lavender’s antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, and antiseptic properties, as well as its light scent.
?Take the Acrid Out of Vinegar: My husband HATES the scent of vinegar, but add a few drops of lavender to the bottle and it’s pure magic in the kitchen.
?Therapeutic Dish Soap: If your liquid soap is a bit flat, add lavender for additional aromatherapy benefits and more antibacterial properties.
?Loveable Linens: Energize your linens with spritzes of lavender oil. It leaves no oil marks, and freshens your whole closet.
?Lavender Lights: Add lavender to your candlemaking for a relaxing scent.
Brand New Wooden Floors: Commercial floor polishes contain harsh chemicals– nothing you want your babies crawling on! Just add lavender oil to your normal cleaning liquid to oil your floors while you clean!
?Help That Old Ball Cap: A well-worn ball cap can be disgusting after years of wear, so add a few drops of oil to make it a little more bearable.
?Refresh Your Mattress:When you change your sheets, spritz your mattress with some lavender oil to freshen your mattress.
?Homemade Room Freshener: In a small mason jar with holes punched in the lid, put baking soda and 5–6 drops of lavender oil. Place near your garbage can, dirty clothes, or in the bathroom, and shake often.
?Dog Deodorizer: Add a shake or two of your baking soda/lavender oil mixture to your carpets and rugs and then vacuum it up.
?Extra Potpourri Mileage: If you have a bowl of potpourri that has seen better days, try refreshing it with a few drops of lavender oil.
?Better-Smelling Vacuuming: Your vacuum can make your whole home smell better or worse. Add a few drops of lavender, lemon, and peppermint in the bag to freshen the air coming out of the vacuum.
?Soften Citrus: Use lavender in lemon sauces for chicken or fish, lemon or orange marmalades, citrus dressings, or lemonade.
?Marinades and BBQ: Untraditional, perhaps, but try adding a few drops to a garlic and rosemary blend for chicken, spread over vegetables, or honey-and-lavender-marinated chicken breast.
?Bake Like the Best: Lavender is a floral addition to lemon lavender cookies, lavender sugar cookies, muffins, cakes, and more.
?Give Your Sugars a Twist: Using lavender oil as a substitute for vanilla makes a delicious twist in icings, custards, creams, honey, or even maple syrup.
?Oatmeal Scrub: Fill a baby food jar with oatmeal and add 5-8 drops of lavender oil. Add water and it becomes an excellent natural scrub, using just a little at a time.
?Rub a Dub Dub: Instead of normal soap and water at baby’s bath time, add a few drops of lavender oil to the warm water. Your little one’s skin will be pampered and soft and it’ll help settle them down for bed.
?Soak Away Stress: Speaking of baths, add it to your own bath to help relax your muscles, ease anxiety, and calm the nerves.
?Let the Vapor Talk: Add a few drops to a handful of water and massage into your hair. Breathe deeply and let it relax you while it conditions your hair.
?Target Skin Blemishes: Lavender helps balance the glands in your skin and control breakouts.
?Minor Burns, Major Relief: When you’ve slightly overdone it in the sun, a little lavender oil is helpful in calming skin irritation.
?Boo Boo Relief: Lavender’s disinfecting properties make it great for relief from cuts and scrapes, in addition to being wonderful for the skin around it.
?Alleviate Occasional Ear Pain: Warm lavender (don’t scald it), mix it with a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil, and massage around the ears (NOT in them) and near the glands in the throat.
?Dry Climate Cure: If you suffer from dry, itchy skin, add lavender to coconut oil and use like a soothing lotion.
?Horrific Heels: If your heels are dry and tough from sandals all summer or the cold weather all winter, add half a dozen drops of lavender oil in a warm foot bath.
?Stress Relief: Add a drop to some fractionated coconut oil and use in a massage of your neck, shoulders, and temples.
?A Hood of Wonder: The next time you’re feeling under the weather, add 4-6 drops of lavender and peppermint oils to a bowl of steaming-hot water, place a towel over your head, and inhale the vapor deeply.
?A Woodworker’s Best Friend: Do you have a splinter? Add a few drops of lavender, allow the splinter to swell, and slip out on its own.
?Seasonal Threats: Lavender oil can calm down unruly head and respiratory issues. Just apply a drop on the back of your neck, chest, or cheeks/bridge of your nose.
?Fortify Your First Aid Kit: There are plenty of doTERRA products that would be incredible additions to your First Aid Kit, but if you must choose only one, make it lavender. Basic first aid kits are often focused on minor skin issues, which is just what lavender oil is made for.