Lavender Essential Oil
ONE OF THE MOST VERSITILE OILS
- Can be applied directly to the skin, but always do a patch test first as some people may be sensitive to the oils
- Blends well with mandarin, chamomile, geranium, grapefruit and tea tree to help with acne. Use in a face oil blend with jojoba oil and rosehip oil with the above oils to create a face oil blend to suit your skin and smell.
- Apply directly to spots, blemishes, burns and insect bits and stings.
- Use in a hair oil blend to help treat dandruff. Can be blended with eucalyptus and tea tree as well for this.
- Make a skin oil with arnica to help treat bruises
- Blend an oil with calendula and chamomile to help treat burns
- For dermatitis, use in a skin oil blend with calendula and chamomile to soothe and calm irritated skin. Can also be used as a compress and applied to the affected area.
- Create a floral water and use as a toner to help with problem skins
- To help with eczema, make a skin oil blend with calendula or evening primrose oil and massage to affected area. Can also be used in bath blends to help with eczema and psoriasis.
(abscesses, acne, allergies, athlete's foot, boils, bruises, burns, dandruff, dermatitis, earache, eczema, inflammation, insect bites and stings, insect repellant, lice, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, sores, spots, all skin types, sunburn, wounds)
CIRCULATION, MUSCLES AND JOINTS:
- Use in a bath blend with bath crystals or a bath oil blend to help with musclular aches and pains. Blend with chamomile and eucalyptus to enhance effects
- Create a massage oil blend with macadamia and sweet almond oil. Massage the affected areas to help ease the muscles.
lumbago, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains
- Blend in a massage oil with macadamia, sweet almond or coconut oil to help with respiratory conditions. Add essential oils of eucalyptus, frankincense and tea tree. Massage into the chest area before sleep or when needed.
- Add to an oil burner or use the steam inhalation method with eucalyptus to loosen mucus.
- Massage onto chest blended in a carrier oil to help with whooping cough
- Use with steam inhalation to help with throat infections and chest problems
(asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, halitosis, laryngitis, throat infections, whooping cough)
- Blend with a good massage oil such as coconut, macadamia or sweet almond oil to help with trapped wind, abdominal cramps and nausea. Massage into the stomach
(abdominal cramps, colic, dyspepsia, flatulance, nausea)
- Add to a bath blend to help with cystitis
- Create a massage blend with evening primrose and coconut oil. Blend with frankincense, geranium, or chamomile to help with painful menstruation/period.
- Use oils as above but add to a bath blend to help with dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation/period cramps)
(cystitis, dysmenorrhea, leucorrhoea)
- To treat flu symptoms, see respiratory system above
- Use in massage and bath blends to help with relaxation and to help with stress.
- Make a massage oil blend and gently massage onto temples to help with headaches and migraines.
- Use in an oil burner to create a beautiful scent throughout your space. This can help with stress and anxiety and also migraines and headaches
(depression, headache, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous, tension and stress related conditions, PMT, sciatica, shock, vertigo
non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing
Note: lavender oil is said to be one of the safest essential oils but some people are allergic to it; you should discontinue use if you have any allergic reactions.
HOW TO USE
- Lavender is a great all round oil
- Inhale it to help with insomnia
- Blend with a carrier oil and use in massage
- It can help with headaches and migranes
- Keep it in the kitchen incase you get a cut or burn