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Lavender Oil Survival Uses



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Get to know some of the lavender oil uses and benefits as a go-to first aid treatment for a very long time!

In this article:

  1. First Aid
  2. Bleeding
  3. Muscle Pains or Sprains
  4. Splinter Removal
  5. Insect Bites
  6. Insect Repellent
  7. Headaches

Lavender Oil Uses: 7 Benefits of Lavender for Survival


Lavender Oil Uses and Benefits

There are many lavender oil uses. And for an essential oil enthusiast like me, it comes handy even for survival.

Lavender is a green plant, producing beautiful purple flowers, known as a natural antibiotic due to its antiseptic properties. 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.

Antibiotic Definition: An antibiotic is a drug that fights bacterial infection. It kills the bacteria or makes it hard for the bacteria to grow and multiply.

1. First Aid

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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 pure lavender oil to minor scrapes, this can avoid scarring. Lavender oil is definitely a must-have in your first aid kit!

2. Bleeding

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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

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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

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Getting a splinter out off 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.

RELATED: Survival Uses For Peppermint Oil

5. Insect Bites

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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.

One of the great lavender uses for skin is to lessen the itch and reduce the swelling.

6. Insect Repellent

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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, especially on the arms and legs.

This should keep those insects away.

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7. Headaches

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Suffering from a headache? Lavender oil can give 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.


Here's a short video by WaysAndHow on how to make lavender essential oil:

Essential oils such as lavender oil are reliable for survival or emergency situations. See to a point to have them readily available for use at all times − at home or out in the wilderness.

Do you know of other lavender oil uses in your household? Share them in the comments section below!

Up Next: How to Repel Pests with Essential Oils


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2018 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  1. Cheryl

    February 14, 2018 at 9:17 AM

    What brand do you recommend and where do you get it?

    • Steve Cameron

      September 23, 2018 at 6:19 PM

      I found Young Living brand of Essential Oils to be the purist and strongest.

  2. Bill Bennett

    February 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Use garlic capsules to ward off insects and mosquitos. Take one a day.

  3. Anonymous

    February 14, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Do you have directions to make your own?

  4. Terry Gideon

    March 20, 2018 at 7:41 AM

    I use a mixture of lavender oil, and peppermint oil to keep flies from driving my horse nuts. I mix about a 1/2 tsp of each in a quarter of white vinegar as a carrier. I use a spray bottle and apply it to his legs back ears and face (careful not no get it in his eyes), it can be applied with a cloth as well. Once a day usually works but if he’s sweating a lot 2 or 3 times a day… It’s much cheaper than commercial repellants

  5. Diane

    April 5, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    I had a nodule in my ankle and ended up having three. I went to the doctor and he prescribed antibiotics. That didn’t do anything. I started to apply lavender oil at least once a day. It took a while, but one by one the nodules went away and didn’t come back. I have used lavender for a number of things, including tea. I love it.

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  17. meledie47

    September 12, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    It is purported to have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and sedative effects.

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