5 SUMMER USES OF LAVENDER July 16 2021

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and widely used floral scents mainly for it's soothing effects and a great number of applications. We use lavender year round but one season in particular- summer is when we always keep a bottle near by. We go on vacations, picnics and hikes with a bottle of lavender because you never know when it will come in handy.

Here is why:

Mosquito repellent

Bug repellent

Lavender repels insects and if you are bitten, a drop rubbed over the bite will remove the stinging. No more nasty chemicals on your skin or in your air!

Use it: Add 15 drops Lavender to a diffuser with 5 drops of Rosemary for a garden-inspired aroma. Place your diffuser by an open window or on a patio with an outlet. 

If you are on the go and you want to avoid any mosquito bites or other unwanted insects our Soothe balm is perfect to bring on your next camping trip.  

After-sun care 

You've spent a day under the sun and your skin feels hot and red. Prepare a nourishing oil or a gel to help bring the temperature down and soothe your skin.

Tip: Add 6-12 drops of lavender to a 30ml bottle of avocado oil. Shake well to blend the essential oil and use it to instantly calm your sun-kissed skin.

After sun skincare 

First Aid 

Whether you have a bruise, your kid fell down from his/her bicycle or you cut yourself, lavender oil is the fist aid remedy that comes to mind for any of these situations.

Tip: Dampen a cloth or towel with cold water, add 3 drops and apply as a remedy for bruises. To treat cuts, grazes or other wounds wash the affected area with an antiseptic wash first.

Antiseptic wash

3 drops of lemon essential oil

2 drops of tea tree essential oil

1 bowl of warm water

Add the essential oils into the bowl of water and swab the wound gently. Wet a cotton ball and add 2 drops lavender essential oil. Gently tap the affected area. Lavender has the ability to relieve pain and destroy pathogenic bacteria and inhibit growth of viruses which makes it the perfect plant remedy to reduce swelling and to speed up the healing of the tissue. 

 

Deep Summertime Face Clean

Summertime skincare might be light but pollution, daily sunscreen application and traveling might make your skin feel slightly congested and prone to breakouts. All you need is a towel, lavender and tea tree. These essential oils have deeply cleansing and antimicrobial properties which tend to clear blemishes caused by clogged pores. Note to keep your eyes closed during this treatment to avoid any eye stinging. Lavender and tea tree oils are volatile and can be too intense on the eyes.

Summer Face Steam

1 towel

2 drops lavender essential oil

1 drop tea tree essential oil

Directions:

1. Run hot water over the towel. Wring it out and open it across one hand.

2. Add the essential oils into two of corners of the towel and then bring them together to its middle point. Twist the towel to help disperse the essential oils.

3. Close your eyes and place the towel over your face. Make sure to keep an open space around your nose or mouth to be able to breathe. Take several deep breaths with a pause in between each inhalation and exhalation.

4. After 3-4 deep breaths your summer face steam is done. Use the towel to wipe out any excess impurities. Rinse with cool water if you want an extra pick-me-up.

 DIY lavender bed linen spray

DIY lavender bed linen spray

Making this spray only takes 5 minutes and it will be totally worth your time because when using it will transport you to a peaceful lavender field and make you sleep like a baby. And who can say no to that?

Lavender spray

250 ml distilled water

2 Tbs vodka or rubbing alcohol

40 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle.

2. Shake well and use.

Tip: The use of alcohol in this recipe helps to dissolve the essential oil and makes the scent last longer. We love using this lavender spray on our bedding or pillows to freshen up. Another lovely way to utilize it is to spay your laundry when you are ironing. 

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