10 Health Benefits of Lavender

| Modified on Nov 07, 2020

Acne Rosacea
Posted by Terri (Mount Dora, Florida) on 05/02/2018
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I have had Rosacea for 17 years and have tried ACV, Prosacea and various prescriptions. I had a terrible breakout a few months ago, nothing brought any improvement. I had a bottle of Lavender essential oil and though I had heard nothing about it helping Rosacea, but knew it was good for skin so I put it on. Next morning I was astonished. A HUGE improvement! It has been over three months now - and NO acne! None. Since I have been helped by others on this site I wanted to share. Hope it will help others.

Mosquito Bites
Posted by Nancy (Tx) on 07/13/2020
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Lavender oil is fast acting to stop itch and burn of mosquito bites too! I only started using this for my bug and ant bites a few weeks ago. It's been such a blessing to me as otherwise I'd be scratching for hours! No more!

So love this site as it has helped me for years. Thank you Earth Clinic and Miss D!!!

Posted by Georgia (Irons, Mi) on 04/26/2010
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HUGE black Ground hornets & lavender essential oil:

My cat of 3 years old had a near death experience and although it took 2 days to figure out what had really happened I immediately had given an application of lavender oil (3 drops pure on my hand) and lightly brushed his arm and underside of paw with it as soon as I saw there was a problem. He definitely does not like the smell, but I insisted he get the treatment. He was incoherent, stumbling, all in 5 minutes & swelled to the size of golf balls where he was stung (6x) but in 12 hours was alive & well! He doesn't remember his brush with death, just loves me more! I thanked all above who stayed at his side, tho my vet did not believe in Mother Nature's cures, I'm blessed She once again saved another of my pet's lives. I was also stung by these bees 2 yrs. ago and their stings instantly attack your motor skills, altho I 'could not think' to use the oil on me. Hoping this story helps

Posted by Shirlena (Oakland, MO) on 02/27/2007
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Using Lavender essential oil does get rid of fleas on the dogs just like others have said. It will also keep them from getting fleas in the first place. If they do come in contact with them outside, they won't stay on them long.

Here's what I do. I make an all-purpose cleaner for most of my house cleaning that keeps all bugs out. Here's the recipe:

1-cup alcohol
1-cup distilled water
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops peppermint oil

Mix in a 24 to 32 oz. Spray bottle. Shake to mix then spray on and wipe with soft cloth, if needed, use a different dry cloth to buff. Use on just about anything and most surfaces.

My dogs, since they were puppies have slept in a wire cage each. They go to bed at night at the same time and they stay in their home cages while I run errands. They feel safe and secure there. I clean the wire cages with this mix and there have been no bugs on or in the cages. We've not had one bug of any kind (not even spiders) in our house since I started using this mix.Bugs of all kinds hate lavender. This recipe can be altered without any problems. You may use only lavender oil and omit the peppermint oil. You may use different amounts of any of the ingredients and it will still work fine. Also by using this mix, everything will be sparkling clean.

Thanks for a great site.

Posted by Marilyn (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 03/12/2017
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I use lavender oil drops in my diffuser at night to help me sleep. A friend of mine who does aromatherapy consulting told me about it 3 years ago. I find it very soothing. I also mix it with some coconut oil and apply by rubbing it in circles slowly to my temples when I have a headache. It really helps prevent eye strain and headaches.

Posted by Linda Laconte (Washington State, Usa) on 05/21/2014
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The last time I had problems with toe nail fungus, I had to have my liver checked because of the medication "could cause liver damage".. When the toe nail fungus returned, I took the advise of my brother and used pure lavender oil to get rid of my toe nail fungus. Worked GREAT!

We took our new rescue dog for his first check up today, coming home with a prescription for his ear fungus. I am wondering if a drop or two of my lavender oil would work just as well, or even better then the prescription medication. Does anyone know, or has heard of lavender oil getting rid of ear fungus in dogs?

Posted by Sarah (North Vancouver, Canada) on 08/20/2007
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We were just away at a ranch, lots of horse flies, wasps etc. My 7 month old grabbed a wasp in mid area and was stung in the inside of his finger... Right away he was crying in pain and we saw the wasp dead beside him and we knew he had been stung, his little finger was as hard as a rock and i was getting worried of what type of reaction he was going to have...his hand and arm started to quickly get red and swell...The people we were with had pure essential Lavender oil and we rubbed it on the finger and hand, I would have to say within 5 minutes the pain was forgotten red gone and swelling completely gone... I was amazed... someone older was stung also and we did the same thing and he said the pain was gone right away... We have our own now and keep it with us.

Posted by Wendy (Columbus, OH) on 01/10/2019
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Another great use for lavender oil: healing eczema. I mixed just 3-4 drops into a small container of Unscented body lotion that I bought from Whole Foods. I felt relief from the itching within 5 minutes, and over a few days of using it (especially after washing my hands), the rawness and redness are disappearing. You can also Google "essential oils for eczema" and you'll find other oils that help.

General Feedback
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/28/2012

Happy Holidays Everyone! While searching for homemade gifts, I came upon a great page for "13 Magical Things To Make With Lavender"! I love lavender and since it's a healing herb and most of us who come here to Earth Clinic are interested in natural remedies/ herbs, etc. , I thought this would be perfect. Personally, we have lavender all over our yard we planted, after being inspired by a trip we took a few years ago to the south of France. So, this is an easy one for me! Anyway, there are some fun and easy recipes that are beautiful gifts to give for the holidays.


Enjoy! Lisa

Posted by Maria (Montreal, Quebec) on 01/22/2012
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Use lavender oil (preferably pure) to relieve pain from burns, also speeds up healing process and leaves burn area with no or almost no scarring.

Posted by Lovelyrita (Arvada, Co, Usa) on 07/03/2011
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My lymph nodes have been very swollen and tender recently, with a burning sensation. Blood tests have all been normal and doctors aren't quite sure what it is yet. To get relief, however, I have been applying topically Lavender Essential oil and rubbing it into my skin over the swollen areas with vaseline. It has really worked to relieve the pain! I'll apply some vaseline, then add 3-4 drops of Lavender oil and begin massaging the area. After a minute, I just feel so much relief. It feels like it has a real calming effect. It works incredibly well if you do this, and then apply mild heat to the area with a heating pad. This has saved me from so much pain while trying to heal my condition!

Posted by Muhammad (Charlotte, Nc) on 10/23/2009
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Lavender Oil cures styes

Thank God for this website. I have been afflicted with styes every month for more than a year and have searched for a cure. Your website has been a constant source of research and inspiration for me. My doctors prescribed the usual ineffective eyedrops but nothing helped. One evening, about 6 months ago, I was using Lavender oil in my hair (in an attempt to heal some head sores I have been getting) when I accidentally rubbed my finger across my eyelids. At the time, I had a painful stye that just would not go away. Lo and behold, the very next morning, the stye reduced in size and the pain went away. By evening, the stye had disappeared! Just to make sure it would not return, I deliberately put a very light amount of Lavender oil on my finger and rubbed it over both eyelids and (yes) across my eyeball. It stung for about a minute, but since then I have not had one occurrence of styes. I told a friend about this. She had problems with her eyes becoming red and inflamed. She tried it and it cured her eye problems too! I am putting this information out so that other sufferers with styes can see if it works for them also. Please note that you do not have to put a whole drop of Lavender Oil on your finger. Wash your hands before applying. Simply touch the wet tip of the bottle to your finger and rub your eyelids. Let your finger touch your eyeball. It stings for about a minute but does not affect your vision. Close your eyes and roll them around for a minute. Then wipe away any excess (and your tears). Please post some feedback on your experience so that others can benefit.

Posted by Happy Nail (Whitefish, Montana) on 08/22/2009

After my immune system was lowered during recovery from surgery, a fungal infection took off in my big toenail. It started as a white mark and progressed into a nasty condition very quickly. I went to a foot doctor and he thought it was not recoverable and was getting ready to do some surgery. However, I opted first to try the medicated nail varnish. This didn't seem to do very much, so in addition to filing the surface of the nail to make it thinner and using the penlac, I started adding a few drops of lavendar oil on a fabric bandaid and would place this on my toenail every day. Very soon I could clearly see new nail starting to grow. This cured the problem! It took a long time, but the bandaid with lavendar oil was quick to do in the morning, and after the months it took for the nail to grow out, it worked and I now have a healthy toenail again :)

EC: Penlac is a topical prescription medication for nail fungus...

Posted by Jennifer (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) on 10/05/2007
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My 3 year old daughter was stung by a bee for the first time. She didn't have a big reaction but it hurt, a lot. I tried Chickweed which helped for a minute, then breatmilk and that did nothing. But then I put pure Lavander oil on it and it took the pain away instantly.

Posted by Pamela (Granite Falls, Washington) on 08/02/2007
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Yes...to LAVENDER for flea control. I recommend lavender castile liquid soap to bath them in and diluted essential oil lightly applied to their coats between baths. Initially, I started using lavender because I am so sensitive to chemicals. Now, I use it because it works so well.

Posted by Sonia (Los Angeles) on 08/25/2006
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Lavender oil cures migraines and headaches. I use essential lavender oil under my nose so I can smell and breath it in. The smell clears your nasal passages and it much easier to fall asleep. I also use an ice pack over whichever side of the forehead I have the migraine. I fall asleep easily and the headache subsides.

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