For babies under 24 months old please ask us advice directly
. Lavender essential oil is brilliant for babies but it needs to be used diluted and in a slightly different way so below, we have kept to general use for children over 2 years of age and adults in good health including pregnant women after the first trimester.
At the first sign of a spot, dab one or two drops of neat lavender on it 2 or 3 times a day and specifically before bed.
If someone is stung by a wasp or bee, again, one or two drops of neat lavender will have an immediate soothing effect.
Apply neat to burns.
For sunburn fill a sink with cool water and add about 6 drops of lavender essential oil.
Swish the water around to dissipate the lavender
Soak a flannel in the water, wring and pat the burned areas.
HEADACHES & NAUSEA
If someone has a headache or feels sick follow the same instructions as above.
Also lovely just to leave the flannel on your forehead for a while.
Refresh the flannel after a few minutes.
Pour around 10 drops of lavender essential oil into a bowl of warm water to wash down surfaces.
It is antibacterial and leaves a wonderfully fresh aroma.
A great thing to do in these pandemic times.
Smells lovely and provides a high level of protection.
STRESS & TIREDNESS
Feeling stressed, sick or tired?
Just put a couple of drops of lavender into the palm of your hand, rub hands together and breath in deeply.
Put a few drops of neat lavender onto a cloth and gently wipe it over freshly made bed.
It will seem as if there is nothing on the cloth but the fragrance will transfer easily.
Do this before going to bed for a lovely soothing aroma.
Pour 10 drops into the bath after the water has run and swish around.
Pour 5 drops in 10ml (1 x dessertspoonful) of vegetable oil for body massage or 2 drops in 10ml (1 x dessertspoonful) of vegetable oil for facial massage.
11. ROOM FRAGRANCE
Sprinkle a few drops under mats, towels etc. for subtle aroma.
The word lavender comes from the Latin ‘lavare’ which mens ‘to wash’. As it’s name suggests it is the most beautiful cleansing oil available and not only does it cleanse the skin but it has a cleansing effect on the mind too.
Today, lavender is the most used essential oil in the world. Ancient texts tell us that lavender essential oil has been used for medicinal and religious purposes for over 2,500 years. The Romans used it for bathing, cooking and for scenting the air.
Researchers from China have recently discovered that lavender essential oil helps your body produce three of your bodies most powerful antioxidants, glutathione, catalase, and SOD within 22 hours of using lavender essential oil.
Lavender essential oil is a synergistic essential oil which means that it lends itself to whichever oils it is blended with and actually boosts the other oils properties and helps them blend seamlessly together.