3 Great Recipes for Lavender

by Andrea Butje on March 2, 2013

great lavender aromatherapy recipesThe floral, fresh, herbaceous and sweet scent of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a tranquil and often familiar aroma, making it a truly popular scent.

Today, Lavender is grown in a number of countries, including the USA, France, India, Bulgaria, Hungary, New Zealand, Croatia, Australia and  Spain. Lavender aromatherapy recipes are popular in all those countries and more.

Even after all these years, and having a huge collection of essential oils, I find myself reaching for the Lavender regularlyI use it for the daily stuff–a burn, a cut, a bath or a caterpillar sting (not kidding!). I also find myself adding it to cleaning products, inhalers, hand cleansers, incense . . . the list goes on.

Do you have a Lavender recipe to share? I would love to generate a list of recipes–can you offer one in the comments below? Thanks!

Here are a few of my favorite Lavender aromatherapy recipes I hope you’ll enjoy:

Lavender Coconut Vanilla Sugar Scrub

8 oz brown sugar
4 oz coconut oil
4 oz vanilla infused jojoba oil
50 drops (about 2 mLs) Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

Mix all ingredients together and store in a large container. Use a handful in the shower as a gentle scrub.

Bathroom Deodorizer

4 oz baking soda
20 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
5 drops Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

Mix together with a spoon, place in a ceramic or glass bowl and leave out on the bathroom sink or counter.


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Rebecca Silence March 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Thank you for sharing the recipes; Lavender and Lemon are such a refreshing and cleansing combination. The scrub sounds divine, too!

Here’s a favorite Lavender recipe of ours:
Sweet Dreams Bath Soak
1 oz carrier oil of choice (I like safflower or hazelnut)
5 drops Lavender EO
4 drops Rosewood EO
4 drops Black Spruce EO
1 drop Vetiver EO

Blend all ingredients. Add 2-3 teaspoons to a warm bath. Soak for 20-30 minutes right before bedtime. Sweet dreams!


Karen Williams March 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Lavender is an oil I’m never without! I love the aroma of Lavender and Orange together. Soothing and Uplifting at the same time. I often put 1 drop of Lavender and 1 drop of Orange in a handful of lotion and soothe over my skin.


AnnaLaura Brown March 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Yes I love lavender too. It never ceases to amaze me how well it works.
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Andrea Butje March 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I agree AnnaLaura, it is a very special oil. I like your recent blog post on inhalers. :)


Andrea Smith March 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Love, love, love Lavender! One of my favorite Lavender Recipes is a spray for
for your hair and skin that is a great “pick-me-up” in the afternoons.

Refreshing Lavender Mint Mood Mister:
4 ounces distilled water
10 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops spearmint essential oil
splash of glycerin
vit E (contents of a capsule)
Blend the above in a small spray bottle. Shake before each use. Enjoy!


Joyce March 9, 2013 at 10:34 am

I love the smell of lavender! I will be using this recipe as my bathroom deodorizer. Thanks! :)


Sally March 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

Loved the deodorizer. It worked perfectly. Thanks for the recipe!


adela March 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

my favorite oil … I use that for headaches


Elaine March 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Lavender is my “go to” oil as well. I am loving all these recipes! Keep them coming!


Em Lyles March 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I use lavender in my body butters. It is a refreshing reminder all day of how sweet life truly is. I’ll try it in the bath scrub recipe, never thought of combining it with vanilla infused jojoba oil. How would one infuse vanilla in jojoba?


Lauren March 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I love Aromahead!


Rene March 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I just love Lavender. Thanks for the recipes.


Inger March 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I plan on making the bathroom deodorizer and keep it in the car!


VIvianne Howard March 9, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I love lavender – has to be in my top five essential oils. Great recipes!


Diana March 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Lavender is an e.o. that helps just about anything that ails you – as with any potent oil, though, I don’t use it straight from the bottle unless I’m smelling it!
Thanks for all you do!


judy March 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I absolutely love Lavender. I am always looking for uses or ways to promote Lavender as I have a small lavender farm. Thank you enjoy your weekend


Brittany March 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I love to use Lavender in my diffuser! It is my perfect little stress reliever!


Shery March 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Thanks for the recipes, can’t wait to try some of them.


Brandy March 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I love the recipes! I can’t wait to try them. I love using LAvender in my soaps.


Kathleen March 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Love lavender. So sweet, so soothing.


Janell March 10, 2013 at 12:24 am

There is so much great information here and on all your other websites. I’m really impressed and looking forward to taking more classes!


Tina March 10, 2013 at 12:28 am

Love lavender! Great for headache relief.


Andrea March 10, 2013 at 1:16 am

Thank you for these recipes – the scrub sounds good enough to eat :) and I will make the bathroom deodorizer tomorrow. Mmmmmm!


Julie March 10, 2013 at 7:55 am

I LOVE lavendar. I am a massage therapist and blend my own massage oils. Thanks for always providing these great recipes!


Dana March 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

I first became interested in aromatherapy when I visited a lavender farm in England. It is an amazing and versatile plant. They even use it to make ice cream! I use it because of its healing qualities for the skin.


delin March 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I made the bathroom deodorizer and sprinkled it on my carpet for a refresher and then vacuumed it up…made the room and vacuum bag smell fresh!


Tracy March 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

so love everything lavender want to know as much as I can


Vickie March 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm

I LOVE lavendar. Thanks for these recipes, really want to try the scrub


Danielle March 10, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I drop some lavender into baking soda, shake it up for a while and store it. After a week, it’s great for sprinkling on the carpet before vacuuming!


Liza March 10, 2013 at 10:37 pm

I love lavender! I can’t wait to try these recipes!! Thank you for sharing!!


Priti March 11, 2013 at 3:25 am

Hi, I loved this recepies.. Lavender is my fav and will try all of these :) thanks


Michaela March 11, 2013 at 4:26 am

I agree lavender was and still is my first love in oils , :)


Brooke March 11, 2013 at 8:39 am

I also love lavender. When we have headaches around here, we put a bit on our temples and back of necks. Ten minutes later, we’re much better!


Kathy March 11, 2013 at 10:23 am

Looking forward to trying the bathroom deodorizer recipe!


Jamie March 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

We love lavendar in our house. Lavendar is a key in making my kiddos feel better while they are sick. I am going to make the bathroom deorderizer right now. Thanks!
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Gin March 11, 2013 at 11:30 am

Lavender is the most amazing oil in my collection. We use it for headache, insomnia, burns, bug bites, scratches, muscle strain, relaxation, and of course in lotions, sprays, and bath salts. Love it!


Laurel sage March 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I love these recipes! Thank you for the info. This is the first time I have ever blogged on anything, I can see this being a new favorite!


Laurie March 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I have 75 Lavender plants, several different kinds, I planted them for my Bees’, This blog has inspired me to take on other avenues to utilize this plant. Thanks for the great recipes !


Maxine March 18, 2013 at 11:45 pm

I love Lavender e.o. I put some on my wrist and the bottom of my feet when my blood pressure is high it’s relaxing and it bring my pressure down.


Julia Grace March 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Wow! All of these sound so lovely. Thanks for sharing.


Karen March 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I love the bathroom deodorizer idea. I find lavender to be my most-used oil.


Merrickson April 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Got to try this !


Olesia June 20, 2013 at 2:59 am

Over two years I use pure lavender essential oil instead of antiseptics when I cut myself or have callus or any skin pain (I have sensitive skin with chronic eczema). It always works perfect for me, but I never tried to mix it. Perhaps, I am going to start to use it more frequiently and sometmes mixed. Thank you!


Karin June 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I lover lavender use it for almost everything. Thanks for sharing the recipes, will try some of them.


Debbie November 24, 2014 at 12:57 am

Can you tell me which oil is good for liver disease?

Thank you



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