We would suggest the following:
- Lavender Essential Oil
Massage – Buy a base oil: coconut, sweet almond, grape seed for example. If you have 20ml of base oil, halve the amount twice, that gives you the number of drops of Essential Oil to add. In this case, you will add 5 drops of Lavender. Rub the mixture over the body, especially chest, shoulders and neck, as required. Especially after a bath.
Bath – Your skin is the most absorbent part of the body. The heat of the bath assists in the absorption. There are 2 ways to do this:
- Diffusing 5 drops (maximum) of Essential Oils into a teaspoon of milk. Or a cup, if you would like more of a Cleopatra style bath. Use 1-3 drops of Lavender. Add Epsom salts. Add 1 -2 drops for small children.
- Or simply add 5ml of your massage blend.
Close all windows. Soak for 15-20 minutes minimum. Avoid splashing in the eyes.
Diffuser – Add 5 drops of Lavender into a diffuser.
Cloth/tissue – Place a drop of oil onto a tissue/cloth and inhale throughout the day, as necessary.
** Lavender is the safest of oils, if on a rare occasion you react, apply more base oil to the skin to soothe it and dilute the massage blend with more base oil **