Keep calm with 100% pure lavender essential oil
Lavender is not only a pretty plant to keep on your windowsill. Under the surface, this wonderful plant has relaxing and healing properties that can help soothe sensitive skin, and even help you unwind before sleep.
Like all essential oils, the oil of the lavender plant is carefully extracted by steam distillation, which is the process of injecting steam into the plant’s roots, stems, flowers, leaves or bark, releasing the aromatic properties as a vapour. Once distilled, only the essential lavender oil remains.
There are a variety of ways to use lavender oils:
Lavender oil in your bath can take your bathing to a whole new level of relaxation. Simply run a warm bath, add 4-6 drops of oil and swirl it around with your hand. Then enjoy this aromatic oil’s lavish scent as you sink into the warmth.
Lavender oil for massage makes an already relaxing activity even more so. Blend with a base or carrier oil like sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, argan oil or grapeseed oil – the recommended ratio is 5 drops of essential oil to 10ml of base oil. As you get massaged, this aromatherapy oil will fill the room with its soothing scent and will leave your skin incredibly soft.
Lavender oil on your pillow can help you get ready for a good night’s sleep and ensure that your slumber is nice and tranquil the whole night through. Simply add a few drops onto your pillow.
Lavender oil in an aroma diffuser or oil burner can create a serene atmosphere in the home, filling the air with lavender oil vapour. Use it in your bedroom before you want to sleep or perhaps in the study to de-stress
Lavender oil for the skin can help soothe acne symptoms as it moisturises skin while acting as an antibacterial substance, helping to unclog pores. It can also soothe eczema and dry skin, along with subduing the itchiness that often comes with them. With its anti-inflammatory properties, lavender oil can also help to provide relief for sunburnt skin and insect bites.
Discover the benefits of lavender oil for yourself with Holland & Barrett’s pure essential lavender oil.
- 100% pure lavender essential oil
- Has a soothing effect that helps to calm your mind and skin
- Blends well with a base or carrier oil
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans