HOW TO USE
Acne: Add 1–2 drops of lavender to facial toner or cream to help alleviate acne. Lavender is said to inhibit bacteria that cause skin infections and help rebalance the over-secretion of sebum.
Bath: Blend together in a separate container, 6–8 drops lavender into 1 tablespoon of castile soap or carrier oil. Optional: Add a 1/2 cup of Epsom salts to bath water
Bites, Stings, Abrasions: Apply lavender to insect bites and stings, cuts, scrapes and abrasions.
Burns: Apply 2–3 drops of lavender on a minor burn to decrease pain and help prevent scarring. It also helps it heal faster! I suggest to keep a bottle in your kitchen for these emergencies.
Cold Sores: Apply a few drops of undiluted lavender to cold sores.
Diffuser: Help quiet the mind, relax and unwind. Try diffusing lavender in a child or baby’s room to help them calm down and sleep. Diffuse in the delivery room to calm and relax everyone in the room.
Earache: Warm a bottle of lavender in a hot water bath, then gently massage a few drops into the skin around the ear to help alleviate earache. For babies and small children, olive oil can be mixed with a few drops of lavender, then gently message a small amount outside of ear making sure no oil gets into ear canal.
Inhaler: Add 10–15 drops of lavender into a blank inhaler for instant relief from hay fever and sinusitis. A excellent relief for anxiety.
Laundry: Add a few drops of lavender to the final rinse when washing to give fabrics a light lasting fragrance.
Massage Oil: Blend 6 drops lavender, 3 drops cedarwood and 2 drops bergamot into 1 oz. carrier oil.
Soothe Sunburn & Poison: Add a few drops of lavender to distilled water in a spray bottle, and mist sunburned skin.
Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.