How To Use Our Lavender Essential Oil
USE LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL SAFELY
Keep out of the reach of children
For external use only
Avoid contact with eyes
Start small – a few drops are usually enough
Keep essential oil away from fire hazards
Pure lavender essential oil is considered by most qualified aromatherapists as safe to use undiluted on the skin. However, essential oils are highly concentrated and severe sensitivity or allergic reaction could still occur in some individuals so, the safest rule of thumb is to use our essential oil diluted and in small amounts until you are confident that you suffer no ill effects.
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IN YOUR BATHTUB:
Our English Lavender essential oil is great for soothing tired, aching muscles, relaxation, and stress relief. Just add a few drops (use your nose as a guide but perhaps 6 - 10 drops would be about right) after running the water and stir the water with your arm. You could try adding the drops to a cupful of Epsom salts and then putting that in the bath; we find this sometimes helps to disperse the oil in the water.
IN THE SHOWER:
You can add a few drops of essential oil to your shampoo for a delightful lavender shower - the steam carries the scent all around you and helps you to feel relaxed and pleasantly sleepy before bed. Some people also use drops of lavender oil in the corners of the shower floor for the same lavender aroma while showering.
AS AN AIR FRESHENER:
Fill the top dish of an essential oil diffuser or a vaporizer with warm water and add a few drops of lavender essential oil. Place a lighted tea light candle in the space underneath the dish. This technique is especially good when you have a cold or are feeling under the weather. Keep the burner away from draughts and open windows.
Using lavender essential oil with your favorite base massage oil is a particularly effective way to receive the benefits of the oil. Whether you have tight and sore muscles, are under stress, or have sustained an injury, the oil will be absorbed quickly into the blood stream this way and may provide relief and relaxation.
ON A TISSUE:
This is great for immediate relief from a cold, blocked nose, or moments of sudden anxiety. Add a few drops to a tissue and inhale deeply.
FOR TIRED FEET:
After a busy day on your feet or after a long flight add 6-10 drops to a bowl of warm water and Epsom Salts and soak your feet for about fifteen minutes.