Young Living essential oils are different from most of the oils you can find in the store, because they are steam distilled to exact specifications and strengths, and contain the molecules from the plants instead of simply the fragrance (which may be chemically synthesized in other brands of oils). Unfortunately, many people who buy Young Living essential oils do not know how to use them properly, and although they may stumble on some of the right ways by accident, it is better to learn from scientific studies what methods work best.
Lavender is known for its calming effects, and so Young Living essential oil of Lavender may be diffused (use an air nebulizer, not one of the rings that you set on the light bulb), or may be diffused through your central heating or air conditioning system, by placing four to eight drops of the oil on a cotton ball and setting it in your vent (this will also work for the car as well). A drop or two on your pillow may give you better sleep, and menstrual cramps can be eased by rubbing lavender oil into the abdomen.
Young Living essential oil of Lavender may be used as an addition to massage oil by placing one or two drops of lavender in the massage oil, and may help to improve lymphatic drainage by rubbing it on affected areas. Essential oil of lavender from Young Living may also be safely used on pets to calm them if they are stressed or frightened. And if you are baking lavender cookies or making lavender ice cream, four drops of essential oil in a recipe to serve six to ten people will add a powerful boost to the flavour (for baking, use in the icing, after it has cooled, to avoid losing the lighter volatile oils..
Lavender may be inhaled (put some on your palms, rub them together in a clockwise motion, and cup your hands over your nose and mouth, or placed inside a vaporizer or humidifier (test on plastic parts first to avoid damage) and breathe the steam or mist.