The uses and benefits of Lavender Essential Oil seem endless.
Lavender oil is antibacterial and antiparasitic which makes it a powerful oil to use just about anywhere in your house.
I’ve compiled some of my favorite uses for in the bathroom and will be adding more as I find them.
Related: Beginner’s Tips For Using Essential Oils
Homemade Anti-Aging Oil
I don’t know about you but I love just about anything Dr. Axe recommends. In this video, he shows his recipe for an anti-aging oil using lavender and a few other essential oils.
Extend The Life Of Your Mascara
Mascaras can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Did you know you should replace it after just a few months so as to avoid bacteria growth?
Well, Lavender oil to the rescue. Add a drop of Lavender Oil to your tube when you first open it and extend its life.
It’s best to do this when you open a new tube but I’ve added it to old tubes too.
Some say Lavender Oil will kill and control the mites that could possibly already living in your lashes. Doesn’t that sound gross?
The lavender essential oil can also promote lash growth plus strengthen and volumize your lashes not to mention it makes them smell, too.
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DIY Makeup Setting Spray
Here is a great DIY makeup setting spray that can help set your makeup so it doesn’t run or smear in humid weather.
I got this one from Dr. Axe, too.
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon witch hazel
5 drops of lavender essential oil
2½ tablespoons purified water
glass spray bottle
Place the aloe vera gel into a small dish or jar.
Add the witch hazel and blend.
Next, add the lavender.
Then, add the water and mix well.
Once blended, carefully pour it into your glass spray bottle using your funnel if needed.
After you have applied your makeup, hold the bottle a few inches away from the face and mist the face with one or two pumps of your Lavender DIY Make-up Setting Spray.
Allow it to air dry.
Expect about 10–20 applications depending on how much you use each time.
Plant Therapy has been my oil of choice for the last year. I found their recipe for DIY deodorant. I’ve been using baking soda as deodorant for years but it can be a little messy.
I like the idea of making your own deodorant stick. I’m going to have to try this recipe.
1/8th Cup Almond Carrier Oil
1/4th Cup Coconut Carrier Oil
1 TSP Meadowfoam Carrier Oil
1/2 TBS Beeswax Pellets
30 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
1/2 Cup Arrowroot Powder
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
Empty Deodorant Containers
Oils For Menstrual Pain
These oils were found to be helpful for menstrual pain when massaged at 2-3% dilution. According to these studies, they were found to be more effective than placebo or massage alone.