Lavender, Lemongrass, and Peppermint oil uses
Lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint essential oils all have multiple uses and benefits to the body. Here are but a few of them to help you through times of stress as well as tips for summer-time use!
Bug repellent – The smell of lavender is too potent for many types of bugs. Apply some of the oil on the exposed skin when outside to repel insects and their bites. It does not have to be diluted, but applies more evenly if added to water in a spray bottle. If you receive a bite, the anti-inflammatory qualities of lavender will reduce the irritation.
Sleep and Stress – Place some lavender essential oil on your pillow to help induce sleep. It has such a relaxing impact on people that it can often replace other sleep aids. Its calming scent makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves. The refreshing aroma calms nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity. (One study showed that people taking tests showed a significant decrease in mental stress and anxiety, as well as increased cognitive function when they inhaled lavender oil before the exam!)
Skincare – It is commonly used to speed up the healing races of wounds, cuts and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissue.
Deodorant – In a diluted form, Lemongrass oil serves as an efficient deodorant without any side effects. Since it is herbal, there is no damage to your body or the environment.
Sleep – Its great soothing properties calms the mind and eases tension.
Mood – Lemongrass oil can help boost mental strength and uplifts the spirit
Headache – To quickly alleviate the pain of a headache, dilute and apply directly to the forehead. Its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties help to make it an effective, natural remedy.
Stress – Like most other essential oils, peppermint is able to provide some relief from stress and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It can stimulate mental activity, clear the mind and increase focus.
Bug Repellent – Bugs like ants, spiders and mosquitoes do not like strong smelling herbs like mint. add 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil into a spray bottle with 8 to 12 ounces of water and spray around door frames, windows, small cracks and corners in your home.