Do you know Lavender oil can be used as a natural remedy to your everyday health problems? Hi, it’s Shinko, and I’m passionate about living a natural lifestyle. From stubborn coughs to belly aches, headache pains to sore muscles & joints, Lavender has got it all covered! Today I will be Japanese Martha Stewart and share 14 ways to use Lavender for the common health concerns! Are you worried that you may not remember them all? No problem! Click the link below for recipes.
Before I proceed, here is a tip. If you find the oil too strong for your liking, you can add up to 8 drops of Lavender oil to 10 ml of any vegetable oil.
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For Cough & Cold:
Got a bad case of sniffles and runny nose? Enjoy relief from cough & cold with a steamy shower. Apply three drops of Lavender on the floor of your shower. Make sure the drain is closed, and deeply inhale the steam.
Combine a few Lavender drops with vegetable oil and rub the mixture onto the nose, massaging near the nostrils. The mix can help with runny nose symptoms (and it also smells delightful).
Place 3 – 12 drops of Lavender oil in a bowl of steaming water. Position your face directly above the bowl and slowly breathe in the steam for about 5 – 10 minutes. This practice can be completed up to three times each day.
Or simply diffuse! Since I like the aroma to be a bit stronger, I add eight drops to my diffuser after filling the base with distilled water. You can always adjust the strength by adding fewer drops to your diffuser, by the way.
For Digestive Health:
Have you got a belly ache? A hot compress can feel delightful when applied directly to a bloated stomach. Combine 2 cups warm water with two drops Lavender. Soak the cloth in water, wring out and apply to the abdominal area.
Did you get bogged down with a headache? Mix 2-4 drops of Lavender & vegetable oil and apply them to the back of the neck, temples and forehead.
Combine two teaspoons of coconut oil with 1 – 2 drops of Lavender in a small bowl. Gently stir the ingredients with a spoon until well-mixed. Massage the mixture onto the skin, focusing on areas where your headache is. Don’t forget to massage other tense regions that may be contributing to your headaches, including the neck, shoulders and upper back.
Add one drop of Lavender oil to a bottle filled with 500 ml of warm water. Soak a soft cloth. Squeeze lightly to remove excess water. Put the fabric directly on the forehead, temples or bridge of the nose and cover with a dry towel. Leave it in place for up to four hours, breathing normally. Ahh, this sounds so divine!
For Joint & Muscle Pain:
Joint pains and achy muscles? Calm your body in a warm Epsom salt bath. Add ten drops Lavender oil to 1 cup Epsom salt. Add the mixture to bath water and soak for at least 10 minutes. That is very relaxing, too!
More Tips – here is to purify your home:
Sticky messes and marker stains? Use Lavender oil to remove sticky residue and permanent marker stains from solid surfaces. Do you know what’s cool? The oil does its job naturally, yet it doesn’t pull any water-based or latex paints (FYI; Test on a small surface before cleaning).
How about laundry? Add 5-10 drops of Lavender oil to a small, slightly damp washcloth. Place it in a dryer while drying towels for a clean, fresh aroma. You can replace the cloth with wool dryer balls, too!
Would you like to keep your bathroom smelling fresh naturally? Diffuse Lavender – the bathroom will smell clean in no time!
Smelly shoes? Then put 3-5 drops of Lavender oil in each of your shoes to keep them smelling fresh. If the shoes have plastic or leather soles, put the oil onto a cotton ball and leave it overnight.
Vacuum cleaning tips, anyone? Keep your carpet or rug smelling fresh with Lavender essential oil added to baking soda. Sprinkle the mixture into the carpet, sit for at least 15 minutes, and then vacuum it up. The result? It’s like you have a Lavender field in your own home!
By now, you can see why many say Lavender is a must-have staple in their households. Martha Stewart would say, “Lavender is a signature of essential oil living.” If you have any questions, please contact me. I will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Or watch the other videos listed below! Tomorrow I will show you how to pamper yourself with Lavender oil, so stay tuned!