About This Product
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is the most universal oil and has a tranquil aroma that is soothing to the senses, as well as to the skin when applied topically. Taken internally, it contains antioxidants, may provide immune support, and can be used to add a floral flavor to your evening tea.* Lavender is one of the most popular and widely used essential oils that Young Living produces. Learn about it’s rich history and how Lavender’s tranquil aroma is soothing for the senses.
Derived from the Latin word “lavare,” which means “to wash,” Lavender essential oil has been used extensively for thousands of years as a fragrant addition to baths and laundry and as a culinary and medicinal herb. Native to the Mediterranean, lavender is a member of the mint family and has a soothing floral aroma that is often added to perfumes, massage oils, and facial care products. Considered the panacea of aromatherapy, Lavender essential oil has endless uses. In addition to its tranquil aroma, Lavender provides many skin care benefits when applied topically. Lavender Vitality™ essential oil contains cleansing and antioxidant properties and adds a mellow floral flavor to your evening tea.* Lavender and Lavender Vitality are the same essential oil.
Features & Benefits
Has a sweet, floral aroma
May help cleanse and soothe minor skin irritations when applied topically
Creates a tranquil environment when diffused or applied topically
May help ease occasional nervous tension and improve sleep quality for occasional sleeplessness*
Contains cleansing and antioxidant properties*
Supports general wellness*
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- How to Use Lavender Essential Oil
- Diffuser Recipes
- Relaxing Lavender-Honey Bath
- A Simple Way to Relax
- Calming Spa Bath Oil
- Lavender Mint Body Scrub
- DIY Lotion Bar Recipe
- DIY Hair Mask
- Lavender and Magnesium Cream
- Lavender Linen Spray
How to Use Lavender Essential Oil
Chances are Lavender Essential Oil was one of your gateway oils! If not, you may be wondering what to do with it. The good news is that Lavender is possibly the most versatile oil and most popular oil.
The Young Living Training and Education team shares their favorite uses of Lavender in this Facebook Live. You can use in your aromatherapy to help calm and relax just before bed. Add it to your skincare routine. Or use it to help freshen your linens in a homemade linen spray.
These are approximate drops. Adjust these recipes to your needs. If the recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops. Do you need more? Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.
Tip: When you first begin diffusing, start with less and then build to more if desired.
- 3 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Lemon
- 3 drops Peppermint
- 3 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Frankincense
- 5 drops Cedarwood
Take a Break
- 4 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Stress Away
- 2 drops Cedarwood
- 5 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Citrus Fresh
- 2 drops Joy
At Home Spa
- 5 drops Lavender
- 5 Drops Lemon
- 3 drops Lavender
- 3 drops Peppermint
- 2 drops Eucalyptus Blue
- 2 drops Lime
- 2 drops Lavender
- 1 drop Cedarwood
- 3 drops Bergamot
- 1 drop Vetiver
- 2 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Bergamot
- 6 drops Clary Sage
Relaxing Lavender-Honey Bath
Here is a beautiful recipe to enjoy. Take your “me time” up a notch while soaking in this luxurious addition to your bath. Want to take your soak up to an even higher level? Add a half of cup of powdered milk to your running bath water.
- 2 oz. of Organic Honey (very soothing for the skin)
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil
- Optional- 1/2 cup Powdered Milk (moisturizing)
- Combine the honey and Lavender essential oil. Mix well. Store in a a jar with
- Use 1-2 tablespoons per bath. Add to the running water. You may also add
your 1/2 cup powdered milk if you desire, at this time. Enjoy to your hearts
A Simple Way to Relax
Add Lavender to your bath to help create a relaxing environment. This is such an easy addition to your bath, or even your children’s bath. Most of us are deficient in Magnesium and this is a great way to get this much-needed mineral into the body.
- 4 drops Lavender
- 1 cup Epsom salt
Calming Spa Bath Oil
- 4 tablespoons of Young Living V6 Oil or Organic Sweet Almond Oil
- 12 drops Lavender essential oil
- 4 drops Cedarwood essential oil
- 8 drops Orange essential oil
- 2 drops Bergamot essential oil
- 2 drops Basil essential oil
- Dark glass bottle to store it in
- optional- 1/2 cup Epsom Salt to each bath (relaxing)
- Mix all ingredients together, except the Epsom salt. Store in a dark glass
- Add 1 tablespoon of this beautiful scented oil to your warm bath. You may
also add a 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to take your soak for all things peaceful.
Swish the water around and relax in your luxurious bath.
Lavender Mint Body Scrub
A beautiful floral body scrub with a touch of mint that will leave your skin silky smooth.
- 1 cup of organic white sugar (or sugar of choice)
- 3/4 cup sea salt
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil (warm it up to become liquid)
- 1/4 cup almond oil (or carrier oil of choice)
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 10 drops of YL lavender essential oil
- 5-10 drops of YL peppermint essential oil
- Combine the sugar and salt.
- Add the coconut oil and almond oil (or oils of choice).
- Add the essential oils. If you like a strong scent, add a drop or two of additional essential oils; less scent, use a drop or two less. More texture needed? -add more sugar/salt.
- Once you are happy with your scrub, put it in your glass container(s) of choice.
Note: This can make your shower/bath slippery, so be careful.
DIY Lotion Bar Recipe
Give your skin some much-deserved love! Not your average moisturizer, this DIY lotion bar uses the warmth of your body to melt natural emollients and essential oils into the skin to smooth, moisturize and hydrate dry hands, heels, elbows, and more.
With a rich base of coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter, this homemade lotion bar recipe has a smooth and rich consistency. We honestly can’t get enough of the clean and fresh lavender-lemon combo we tried, but feel free to get inspired and create your own essential oil blend!
Bonus Tip: If you want to create an exfoliating texture, we recommend adding in some citrus zest, oatmeal, or dried lavender. Have fun experimenting!
- ½ cup extra-virgin coconut oil
- ½ cup beeswax
- ¼ cup shea butter
- ¼ cup cocoa butter
- 15–20 drops essential oil of your choice (we recommend 10 drops of Lavender essential oil and 10 drops of Lemon essential oil)
- Optional: dried lavender and lemon zest for exfoliation
- 16-ounce measuring cup
- Medium-sized saucepan
- Silicone molds or muffin tin
- Combine coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, and cocoa butter in a 16-ounce glass measuring cup.
- Place in a pot with water that rises to halfway up the measuring cup
- Bring water to a boil, stirring frequently until ingredients are completely melted.
- Remove measuring cup from the pot.
- Add dried lavender and lemon zest, if desired.
- Add essential oils and stir until completely combined.
- Immediately pour into molds.
- Let sit overnight.
- Once cooled, remove the lotion from the molds.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
DIY hair mask infused with essential oils
Your hair takes a beating from daily life. Dry air, pollutants, UV radiation, and styling can all tear at your tresses. So why not pamper your hair with a DIY hair mask? Check out this quick video that’ll teach you how to make a hair mask that will leave your hair touchably soft and smooth.
This simple recipe combines the moisturizing power of coconut oil and the sweet and clean aromas of Lavender and Rosemary essential oils to tame those frizzies and flyaways back into glossy, beautiful hair.
- Small glass bowl
- Small saucepan
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 4 drops essential oil*
- Spray bottle of any size, filled with water
- Wide-toothed comb
- *We recommend 2 drops Lavender essential oil and 2 drops Rosemary essential oil
- Rest the rim of a small pot or glass cup inside the edge of a larger pot filled halfway with boiling water to act as a double boiler.
- Add coconut oil to the glass bowl and warm until liquefied.
- Add essential oils to the coconut oil.
- Mix the ingredients together. Let cool and slightly thicken.
- Put a towel over your shoulders to catch any drips.
- Dampen your hair with a spray bottle.
- Using your hands, apply the mixture to your hair and gently comb to disperse the mask.
- Let the mask sit for 30–60 minutes before rinsing.
- Wash and style your hair as usual.
Lavender & Magnesium Cream
For a beautiful nights rest, try this Lavender and Magnesium Cream. I try to use it every night. My body thanks me, and so do my “softer” feet.
- 1/2 cup Magnesium Flakes
- 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Beeswax Pellets
- 3 tablespoons Shea Butter
- Boiling Water
- 10-15 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
- Place magnesium flakes in a small bowl. Pour 3 Tablespoons of boiling water into it. Stir until dissolved. It will create a thick liquid. Set aside.
- In a small pot, add 1-2 inches of water. Place a glass bowl on top-do not let it touch the water below. Place on stove burner. Add coconut oil, beeswax pellets, and shea butter. Turn burner on a medium/low heat. Stir until melted.
- Once melted, remove from heat. Allow mixture to cool completely (you can put in fridge to speed this process up) to room temperature. It should be slightly opaque.
- Using a hand mixer on medium speed, start blending, slowly adding the liquid magnesium, a tablespoon at a time. Continue to blend until all magnesium has been added and is well mixed.
- Lastly, add your YL Lavender. Continue to blend until well mixed.
- Optional: Place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. Re-blend to get more of a
body butter consistency.
- Store in a glass container. Apply to feet every night before bed.
Original recipe from Oily Rockstars
Lavender Linen Spray
Here is a gentle , calming spray to lightly mist your pillows and sheets with before bedtime.
- 2 oz Spray bottle
- 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
- Distilled Water
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- Add pinch of sea salt, and essential oils to a 2 oz spray bottle.
- Fill with distilled water.
- Shake well before each use.
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* The statements and information regarding this product have not been evaluated by the FDA. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Most of the product information describing Young Living products is directly from Young Living Essential Oils, LC, and can be found online at YoungLiving.com