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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Many Uses For Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender is a very popular, very versatile essential oil that can be used for a variety of purposes. 

I received a bottle of 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil from aVo Essentials to review. This was my first experience with lavender oil and I found there a a lot of uses I had never heard of!

One use for lavender that I had heard of was using it in the laundry. I stopped using fabric softeners a long time ago when I learned they created a fire hazard by clogging the dryer with the sticky chemicals they contain. I went several years without using anything until I learned of wool laundry balls. I have used my lemon and peppermint oil for treating stains, but had not thought of using oils in the dryer until I read about placing drop of oils on dryer balls. I decided to give it a try with the lavender oil and was pleasantly surprised at the fresh, light scent it gives laundry! 
I simply placed several drops onto a few of my wool balls and tossed them in with the laundry. Easy peasy and the results are terrific! 
I came across so many other things lavender can be used for. I haven't tried them... YET, but here are some that stuck out for me and have added to my to-try list.


Lavender is a calming scent. It can reduce anxiety and stress. It can be used in diffusers, on eye masks and in sachets. Some people like to put several drops of lavender on potpourri, place the potpourri into little sachets and place the sachets into drawers. 

Insect Repellent:

Lavender can be worn as a perfume, used in a hair rinse or sprayed on to repel mosquitoes and other outdoor pests.

Air Freshener: 

In a spray bottle (preferably glass), add a few drops of lavender oil to an ounce of water and a table spoon of vodka.

Carpet and Rug Refresher:

In a ziplock bag or container, mix 2 - 4 cups of baking soda and 10 - -15 drops of lavender essential oil. mix well and then let it sit for a few days to dry out. Once dry, you can sprinkle it over rug and carpets, let it sit for a little while and then vacuum it up, leaving a fresh scent.
These are but a few of the terrific ideas I found. the possibilities are absolutely endless because lavender can be used alone or with other oils to create your own blends. 


If you are like me and looking for ways to clean, freshen and maintain your home without using harsh and dangerous chemicals, essential oils offer a great alternative.Lavender Essential Oil is a must have for my home remedies basket. You can find this great 4 ounce bottle from aVo Essentials on Amazon.


Disclosure: I received the item mentioned above for the purpose of review. The opinions expressed are 100% my own based on my usage of the product. You opinion and experience may differ. This post may contain affiliate links which simply means if you click my links and decide to purchase, I may make a small commission, which in turn helps me and my family.

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