Lavender essential oil has an absolute myriad of uses, whether they are medicinally, forthe body, on holiday or for so many other things. Our top quality Jersey farm grown lavender essential oil also has a really great array of uses around the home, and here’s our top 3.
So let’s start with the obvious – lavender essential oil is absolutely fantastic way to fragrancing your home. The gorgeously aromatic and floral scent will make your home smell gorgeous and will also have the added benefit of neutralising any unpleasant odours, rather than simply covering them up. There are a number of ways that you can use our lavender essential oil to fragrance your home. Try sprinkling a little into a bowl of pot pourri or adding a couple of drops to an oil burner. Or why not try a spritz of our lavender room spray or light one of our fabulous lavender scented candles or lavender tea lights?
Lavender essential oil can be a great asset to any cleaning cupboard. It has a natural antibacterial, anti-viral and antiseptic effect that will leave your home squeaky clean without any of that harsh chemical smell. Try adding a few drops to a bucket of warm water and white vinegar for mopping floors or put a similar mixture into a spray bottle and use to clean and disinfect surfaces and clean the bathroom. Or add a few drops to your usual cleanser to both boost efficacy and add a fantastic fragrance.
Keeping Bugs at Bay
The scent of lavender, whilst irresistible to most of us is completely abhorrent to many insects. This happy twist of nature means that you can protect your clothes and many other items in the home from invasion by unpleasant creepy crawlies. To keep the dreaded clothes moths at bay add one of our lovely dried lavender bags to your wardrobe or drawers. This will not only help to repel moths but will also keep your clothes smelling fresh and lovely rather than the unpleasant camphorous smell of many traditional moth balls.
Lavender can also be used to deter insects that are more interested in eating you than your clothes. The scent of lavender can be used to repel mosquitoes etc. Try adding a couple of drops of lavender essential oil to a spray bottle of mineral water and spritz onto any exposed areas of skin to drive away bugs. However if you do get bitten you can place a drop of lavender oil onto the bite to help to sooth the itching and encourage healing.
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