All About Lavender

69 May 19, 2016 - Aromatherapy, At Home, DIY, Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Infographics, Sharing the Lifestyle, Vitality™ essential oils, Young Living Lifestyle

Whether you use Lavender Oil for its topical and aromatic applications or Lavender Vitality for its culinary and dietary uses, Lavender essential oil is popular for its fragrance, flavor, and versatility!

Young Living All About Lavender - Lavender Essential Oil and Lavender Vitality Essential Oil and Uses

What’s your favorite way to use Lavender? Let us know in the comments!

  • Kathi

    Cat lovers – be sure to google what can and cannot be used around your cat! Some oils are poisonous to our beloved babies.

    • Hi Kathi, Yes, special caution should be exercised when using essential oils with cats. Cats are also generally averse to citrus essential oils and high-phenol oils. For a list of high phenol oils, you can reach out to our Product Support Team at Thanks for stopping by!

  • Mariah

    on my lavender bottle it says that it should only be diffused for up to 1 hour 3 times a day, however if I am diffusing this at bedtime, it stays on much longer after I have fallen asleep. Is this an issue?

    • Young Living

      Hello Mariah, The amount of time for diffusing is a safety standard put in place to address certain possible sensitivity issues for longer diffusion periods. If you have additional concerns, we recommend speaking to your healthcare provider. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Danielle

    I only have YA therapeutic grade lavender (not the vitality one), can I use it in a cake I’m baking?

    • Young Living

      Hi Danielle, Lavender is labeled for topical or aromatic use. It is recommended to use Lavender Vitality for your cake as it is labeled for dietary use. You can learn more about our Vitality™ Dietary Essential Oils on our website. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Rebecca

    Lavender oil is one of my favorites. I diffuse it and use it in bath salts. I’ve found it to be really versatile.

  • Pam

    Can I use Lavender Vitality in the bath or in the diffuser? I don’t see why not….

    • Young Living

      Hi Pam, Lavender Vitality is labeled to be used for internal consumption as a dietary supplement. For aromatic or topical use, we recommend using Lavender. Please refer to the individual label for usage directions. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Laura Massey

    Hello. I am new to Y.L.,and essential oils in general. I’m curious how you add the lavendar, to make a “spray” just add to water? Is a plastic spray bottle o.k., or do I need a glass one? Thank you in advance for your response!

    • Young Living

      Hi Laura, Great question! We do not recommend storing essential oils in plastic containers. When using essential oils in a spray bottle such as for linen sprays, it is recommend to use a glass spray bottle. Please refer to the label directions for usage. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Brenda Graham

    We diffuse lavender, lemon & sometimes peppermint every night.

  • Deb Flynn

    Why does the Lavender come with the safety lid like on the Panaway and Clary Sage?

    • Young Living

      Hi Deb, Thanks for your question. As Lavender is now an NHP (Natural Health Product) they are required by Health Canada to have the child safety lids. It is still the same 100% therapeutic grade Lavender essential oil that Young Living® is known for.

  • One of my new Lavender favorites is the Lavender Lemonade served at the Mona Farm. Served it to my members group after convention and my team loved it as well.

  • Amy

    One of my favorite ways to use Lavender is on my face at night. It helps me to relax and unwind after a long day!

  • Susan Struve

    I have been using the YL oils now for 20 years and this is one of my favorites for a relaxing foot soak. The YL Lavender is amazing to support overall relaxation and I love incorporating it into massages.

  • Estelle M

    For my curly 2nd and 3rd day hair.
    Lavender Spray for Hair
    1/2 gallon water
    5 drops pure lavender essential oil
    3 empty spray bottles or a glass jar

    Fill a large pot with a half-gallon of water.
    Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for an hour
    to get rid of impurities. (Check to make sure not boiling away.)
    Remove from heat, add lavender oil, stir, and replace lid.
    Let steep until cool, then pour into empty spritz bottles.

    • It sounds heavenly!

      • Peri Barker

        Does it work the same way if you use distilled water instead of boiling the water?

  • Kim Womac

    I am layering Lavender, Frankincense and Copaiba on the bottom of both feet to support my overall wellness.

  • Desiree Coulombe

    I am new to YL…I wish I learned of the Company earlier in my life….on the topic of Lavender I diffused Lavender & Purification after cooking Cod one night. It did the trick nicely and my Husband loved the scent!

    Loving Young Living.

  • I use Lavender every night on my pillow to support my sleep at night.

  • I love to use Lavender with Frankincense and apply to my underarms. Sometimes I add YlangYlang or Geranium to it for a nice fragrance.

  • Mardell

    I mix Lavender and Lemon to spray my dogs bed each day, no dog smell smell, yippee

    • Megan

      I’ve always wondered if essential oils are safe to use around dogs – whether diffusing near them or spraying their bedding. Does it just depend on the EO?

  • Eugeniya Hilzinger

    Lavender, therapeutic grade essential oil, is so versatile and gentle.

  • AnnMarie Ferro

    I am a BIG lavender user. Use it in different ways…bath salts, soap, dryer sheets and room spray

  • Sandy Schwarz

    I put Lavender Vitality in my NingXia Red every morning.

  • Roberta Fite

    I use lavender vitality in my favorite summer time sugar cookie recipe, plus love to combine lavender, lemon and peppermint as my daily scent to wear.

  • Johni welch

    I diffuse lavender oil, lemon oil, peppermint oil every morning!

  • Betsy Baum

    I use Lavender in my diffuser at night, with Peppermint and Lemon oils. I also use it in the body wash that Young Living makes.

  • Kippi Schank

    I use lavender in my creams and lotions, as well as diffusing.

  • carmen

    I love Lavender and I use it mostly with my other facial oils on my skin. I also diffuse at night.

  • Willa Sullivan

    I diffused Lavender every night….sometimes I mix it with Peppermint

  • mary richardson

    I love Lavender, my herb garden contains lavender. I use Lavender Vitality for Cheesecake, cookies, tea and I also use Lavender essential oil when changing our sheets. I spray our bed, pillows, etc. with it. Love it!

  • Mandi and Mason Singler

    I love your blog and visit regularly to get all the updates. I’ve made some beautiful things using your recipes 🙂

  • Mary Kennedy

    I use lavender in just about everything!

  • Holly

    In my necklace diffuser and I keep sniffing it for the new area i just moved into is full of different pollens. Lovely huh? Well I am prepared with Lovely Lavi 🙂

    • Karen in SC

      Yes, Lavender helps me, too! I apply it every few hours during pollen season!!! Everyone says I smell so good!!

  • I love lavender in a shower gel recipe we use and it is so relaxing before bedtime.

  • Tristen Cook

    We diffuse Lavender every night before bed and its helps with calming the kiddos down for bedtime! Lavender is amazing and a must have in our household!

  • Laura Thomas-Atto

    Blackberry jam is amazing with lavender vitality EO

  • Meagan Hampton

    I absolutely am in love with Lavender. A few of my favorite ways to use it is to diffuse it at night for my kiddos to wind down and also making a DIY bedtime spray for everyone’s beds! Lavender is always in my house.

  • I love lavender and now I can mix it with other oils knowing they go well together.

  • Danielle Egolf

    I love to diffuse Lavender in my daughter’s room at night. It helps create a calming atmosphere for us both at bed time!

  • It’s so versatile. Lots of ways to use this little gem!

  • Ruth Lowing

    Lavender is one of my go to oils. Not to mention is smells so good!

  • Maria Kroeker

    I diffuse it every night.

  • Valarie

    I love lavender and lemon to diffuse. I have wanted to try the lavender vitality in lemonade.

  • Lisa McLean

    I love Lavender and I put it on the bottoms of my feet at night and in the bath to relax!

  • Jayne Kinneman

    My sister in law makes wool dryer balls from the sheep she raises. When I sell them for her, I offer Lavender, Purification or Citrus Fresh oils and explain how to use the oils in laundry and share many other aromatic and topical ways to use them.

    • Robin Viggiano

      Jayne Kinneman, would love to know where I could find your sisters wool dryer balls… 🙂

  • Christine Splay

    What is the difference between Lavender and Lavender Vitality? If they are both from the Lavender plant and 100% therapeutic grade why do I need to buy both?

    • Young Living

      Hi Christine, thank you for your question. With the same constituents and purity, our Vitality line is labeled for dietary use, while the topical/aromatic line is labeled for topical and aromatic uses. We recommend referring to the usage directions on each individual product label. Thanks for stopping by!

  • I am a lavender lover and my favorite way to use yl lavender essential oil is on my homemade dryer balls to freshen my laundry and linens!

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