10 Ways to Use Lavender – From Baking to Relieving Headaches

We all know that lavender smells great, but did you know that you can also add it to cookies, make tea, and get rid of headaches? Check out these 10 surprising uses for lavender!

One of our favorite herbs has got to be lavender! It not only looks pretty, but it smells great, too! We love using lavender essential oil in home made cleaning products, but did you know that you can use lavender for tonnes of other things? Tea, headache relief, adding it in the bath… The uses for lavender are endless! We’ve picked our top 10 uses for lavender that you need to try today!

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1. Good Night’s Sleep

Sprinkle lavender essential oil on your pillow for a good night’s sleep. The smell will help relax you, and help you get to sleep faster.

2. Lavender Spray

To make your home smell fantastic, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a spray bottle filled with distilled water. Spray anywhere you would like to freshen up. You can also use this as a facial tonic, and to help get rid of inflamed acne!

3. Bathtime

Add a few drops of lavender oil to your bath water. You’ll feel tranquil, and you’ll smell amazing!

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4. Headaches

To relieve headaches, rub lavender oil on your temples.

5. Baking

Use organically grown lavender in cookies, scones, and cake recipes. You can also use it to decorate cakes!

6. Salad Dressing

For a delicious salad dressing, mix together 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 6 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tsp mustard powder, and 1 tsp organic dried lavender flowers.

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7. Mosquito Repellant

Rub fresh lavender flowers on your legs and arms to repel mosquitoes and flies.

8. Tea

Make a calming tea by steeping lavender and chamomile in boiling water.

9. Deter Insects

Add fresh lavender bunches in closets to keep moths and silverfish at bay.

10. Carpet Cleaner

Make a eco-friendly carpet cleaner by mixing 5-6 drops of lavender essential oil to 1 cup baking soda. Sprinkle the mixture onto your carpets and allow it to sit for 1 hour before vacuuming.

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