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TOP 8 USES FOR LAVENDER!

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Powered by Mom is thrilled to welcome this guest post on the Top 8 Uses for Lavender!

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Powered by Mom met the lovely Michele Partridge of Green Kick in 2013 at a local blogger conference  and I’m so thrilled that she is guest posting for us. It’s always lovely to meet people in our area and I learned quite a bit from Michele. I now use lavender at home for cleaning purposes and more all because of Michele. Who doesn’t love the smell of lavender?! I had no idea it had so many practical uses! Read on to find out more about how you can use lavender in your home and of course learn more about Michele herself!

Lavender is one of the BEST essential oils to keep in the house. In fact you should have several bottles; one in the medicine cabinet, one in the laundry room and one in your room.

Here’s why:

1. SOOTHES BURNS: For minor burns apply 2–3 drops of lavender essential oil to the affected area, you can keep applying to keep pain at bay and promote healing.

2. ANTISEPTIC: Put a drop of Lavender oil on a cut to stop bleeding, clean the wound and kill bacteria. Amazing!

3. HELPS RASHES: Put 2-3 drops of Lavender oil on a rash to stop the itching and heal the skin.  Plus the redness goes away.

4. LAUNDRY HELPER: Add a few drops of Lavender Oil to your laundry detergent cup holder in lieu of toxic fabric softeners or dryer sheets. Your clothes will smell lovely.

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5. STOPS THE ITCH: Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.

6. HEADACHE RELIEF: Dilute Lavender oil and rub it into your temples and the back of your neck to relieve pain and tension.  Plus you’ll smell nice.

7. BATH SALTS: Add a few drop of Lavender oil to your bathtub water or to a container of Epsom Salts and use when needed. Makes a great gift as well.

8. HOUSEHOLD CLEANER: Add a few drops to a spray bottle combined with vinegar and water and you’ve got a great household cleaner.

Powered by Mom uses doTERRA essential oils when she wants lavender or any other essential oils. To find out more feel free to contact us or check out our site Lavender

About our guest author:

michele partridge

Michele Partridge is a mom, wife, blogger (Greenkick.ca) & drama coach. After working for a green cleaning & organic products company, Michele became a green living expert, helping people live a healthier, more eco-friendly lifestyle. Her advice will save you money, time and your family’s health. You can see her money saving green living segments on Shaw TV’s Go! Vancouver show and Global TV’s BC1 24 hr. news channel. Next month Michele will be the event MC and part of the online Expert Panel for this year’s first ModernFamilyExpo Feb. 23 in N. Vancouver. Check out her blog, Greenkick as her tips educate on how to live WITH our planet and not just on it.

Follow Michele on her social media channels for more fabulous green living tips and tools!

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By on January 11th, 2014

About Powered by Mom

I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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99 thoughts on “TOP 8 USES FOR LAVENDER!”

  1. Love lavender! One of the best oils for multi uses!! I mean it’s good for so so much!! I personally love it in my white mochas! YUM!

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  2. I’ve always been a fan of lavender, but I didn’t know it had quite so many uses. Thanks for the information! 🙂

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  3. Mmmmm…..love the smell of lavender. Planting some in our garden this spring. Glad to know there are so many uses for it!

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  4. I didn’t know about half of these! I thoughtt is was basically for serentity and calmness. I always spray some on my pillow before bed. Thanks for the info on the others!!!

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  5. I had no idea that there were so many uses for lavender. I use lavender essential oil sometimes in my bath to help relax me and sometimes I put the oil on my temples to help me sleep. I swear by it!

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  6. hi, i have loved the scent of lavender since we moved into our home 20 years ago and found it growing in our yard…and being a migraine sufferer, it was like finding gold!

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  7. I had no idea you could use lavender for medical reasons at all. I use to grow it and I think I will start growing it again. It’s so pretty and smells really good. I know I will be trying a few of these remedies out…

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  8. I’m always surprised to hear all the different uses that herbs and essential oils have. I didn’t know any of this. Thanks for the information!

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  9. I really like lavender. I did not know you could use it to stop itching. Thank you for sharing this great information

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  10. Thank you so much for the information. I grow several types of lavender in my small garden. I use them for sachets, but I didn’t know all the other wonderful uses.

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  11. I love lavender and just keep finding more and more uses for it. I really like the laundry idea, I haven’t tried that and my hubby’s clothes just have this “off” smell I cannot seem to get out. I kinda blame my front load washer that holds water.. but I am getting ready to clean it with tea tree oil. Thanks for more great tips!

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  12. I am currently working with a PHD on may essential oils. I just loved this post.
    Another very Important character lavender has is a Calming and Soothing Effect.
    Take a few drops and put it in a carrier oil I am using fractured coconut oil and put in
    a bottle that has a rollerball and rub on the back of your neck to reduce stress or a child
    for a calming effect. My Line will be out soon. allot of Research But This Article was Great!!
    Thank You
    Lisa

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  13. I had no idea that lavender is a natural antiseptic and can also prevent itch! I’m even more impressed that it can relieve headaches! I’ll have to try it out just for this reason! Thanks for the informative post!

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  14. i have lavendar oil on hand and use it for…migraine headaches. lavendar and peppermint oil sounds like an odd combination, but works very well for calming your senses when in pain.

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  15. I have always used lavender scented products to soothe my babies to sleep. Who knew it had so many more hepling and healing properties! I am especially surprised that it can be an effective cleanser!

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  16. Lavender is one of my favorite essential oils. I use it on my dryer balls, in my body scrubs and bath salts. I use it in my all purpose cleaner. I had no idea that you can use it for headaches…going to have to try that!

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  17. Wow……Its such an interesting post .Never thought we can use lavender in other ways too…I only used it as a fragrance ,Air freshner and VC lotion 😉

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  18. I love lavender! I used to have this wonderful lavender linen spray that I would spray on my pillow every night before bed. It was wonderful.

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  19. I use lavender when storing my woolens, and anything else I don’t want to get eaten by moths. I didn’t know it has an analgesic affect on bug bites, thanks for the info!

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  20. I have learned alot different things U can do with lavender! and cleaning with lavender will be so nice! Will make everything smell so good, becuss were smokers, and all the air freshers just cover up the sm9ke smells, and it comes rigjt back! Thx U michele for sharing, will be hooking up with ur facebook pg!!

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  21. I really had no idea that lavender had so many uses! I get headaches all the time so I will definitely try it for that. Great information, thank you for sharing this.

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  22. I love lavender, but I did not know it has all these uses! Thank you for sharing this list. I will definitely try using lavender in the new ways – to me – that you have described!

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  23. I love lavender for its aromatherapeutic properties – especially a bit sprinkled on my pillow at night which helps me fall asleep better.

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  24. I love lavendar! I use it to soothe baby at night and help his teething by diluting with coconut oil and massaging along his jaw line…love to smell him all lavendared up!!

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  25. Oh…I just love Lavender! You don’t know how often I use the oil,and flowers in every day life. The smell calms my anxiety so I just love to have it around. I buy dried bundles from our local feed and seed store

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  26. I was going to get lavender to make a linen/pillow spray because the store bought stuff doesn’t “stick” and the smell goes away. Now I have so many more reasons to buy this oil. I have to go print this page out. Thank you so much. I love trying new things that don’t have chemicals in them.

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  27. I simply adore lavender but it has to be good quality. Not the medicinal smelling one. There’s some great tips here that I wasn’t aware of, so thanks for the information. You can be sure I’ll be trying them.

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  28. Thank you for all the info on the great uses for Lavender. I did not know it can be used to relieve headaches, I will remember this next time and try it!

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  29. I love lavender for it’s calming effect. I also use pluck lavender from my plants when I start to get a headache, along with rosemary and mint. I didn’t know about the other uses.

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  30. I had been told it was a great headache reliever, but I was unaware that there were so many uses for lavender. Thank you for the information!

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  31. I like to use lavender as sort of a soothing scent, in essential oil. It has a bit of a calming effect. But I never knew it was an antiseptic, too. Thanks for that!

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  32. This is great info.I did not know about all of these uses for lavender. I love it and I use it to relax and in my bath salts. Thanks.

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