10 Benefits of Lavender Oil You May Not Have Known About

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We all know lavender is beautiful to look at and it smells incredible. But did you know that it has a wide range of physical and emotional healing powers too?

Click through the slideshow to see what this amazing essential oil can do for you!

10. Use It As Bug Repellent

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Lavender oil’s scent is potent for nasty insects like mosquitoes, moths and midges so rub some of the oil on exposed skin before a BBQ or camp-out.

9. Helps to Relieve Headaches

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Rub a little lavender oil on your temples, or sniff a lavender pillow to help relieve headache pain.

8. Helps to Prevent & Treat Acne

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Lavender oil inhibits the bacteria that cause an acne infection, and also helps reduce the signs of scarring. Putting a few drops in your face cream will help in the prevention of breakouts and will also aid in the healing process.

7. Helps Clear Up Dandruff

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Steep lavender in boiling water and allow time to cool. Rinse through hair daily and watch those flakes disappear.

6. Helps to Heal Burns

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Apply drops of lavender oil to a minor burn or sunburn to help assist in the healing process.