One of the top ten bestselling essential oils, this cleansing and refreshing oil is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of French lavender. Naturally soothing, it's calming for your body, mind and wellbeing.
- Key benefit: Relaxing
- Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia
- Country of origin: France
- Blends beautifully with: clary sage and marjoram
- Suitable for children over 2 years old
HOW TO USE:
Bath & Shower
Inhale the aromatic stream while your skin absorbs all the benefits of the oil. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, full fat milk or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp.
This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, place a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby.
Balances your body and mind while helping to ease aching muscles. For adults, use up to 15 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 6 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil.
Diffusers & Burners
A natural air freshener, this technique creates a balancing ambiance and set a mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser.
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Traditionally used as a soothing antiseptic essential oil, lavender is a good general first aider.