The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Survival Life
For someone who’s an essential oil enthusiast, I could testify there are a lot of lavender oil uses for survival. Lavender is a green plant, producing beautiful purple flowers, known as a natural antibiotic due to its antiseptic properties.
Lavender Oil Uses: 7 Benefits of Lavender for Survival
With its antiseptic properties, this plant is a popular choice for home remedies, helping relieve a number of illnesses such as headaches, anxiety, or upset stomachs. This wonderful essential oil has been a go-to first aid treatment of my family for a long time now. Get to know some uses for lavender oil as you read through this article.
1. First Aid
If you have scalds or burns, apply topically some lavender oil on the affected area to prevent blisters from forming. This can also lessen the pain from the scalds or burns. Additionally, if you apply lavender oil to minor scrapes, this can avoid scarring. Lavender oil is definitely a must-have in your first aid kit!
When you accidentally get a cut, no need to panic. Simply put a few drops of lavender oil directly on the cut to stop it from bleeding. The essential oil can also clean the wound and kill bacteria.
3. Muscle Pains or Sprains
For muscle pains or sprains, mix lavender oil with a carrier oil like olive oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil. Once you have your selected carrier oil and lavender oil combined well, rub the mixture on the affected area for soothing relief. This is best done right before going to sleep.
4. Splinter Removal
Getting a splinter out from your foot or finger can be quite challenging. Normally, you would think of using tweezers to remove the stubborn splinter but using lavender oil could be the better thing to do. Simply put a few drops of lavender oil to the splinter. Wait until you see some swelling so you can easily remove that annoying splinter.
5. Insect Bites
Insect bites can cause itching and swelling. But don’t fret! Just grab your lavender oil and apply a few drops to the insect bite. This will lessen the itch and reduce the swelling.
6. Insect Repellent
If you’re going out into the wilderness, it’s best to be prepared against insect bites. While there are a lot of insect repellents you can buy, you can choose instead to make use of lavender oil to ward off those pesky insects. Mix lavender oil with a carrier oil of your choice then rub the mixture to any exposed skin, normally the arms and legs. This should keep those insects away.
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Suffering from a headache? Lavender oil can grant relief! Just rub some lavender oil on your forehead or temples. You can also combine lavender oil with peppermint to have a calming and numbing effect.
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Essential oils such as lavender oil are wonderful for survival situations. Understanding lavender oil uses will come in very handy inside your home or in the wilderness.
Do you know other lavender oil uses? Share them in the comments section below!
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