101 Beauty Tips
Methods of Use, Safety Data and Storage Precautions.
Methods of Use.
Lavender in the Bath.
Add 8-10 drops to the bath water once the bath is full, then relax in the water for at least 10 minutes.
For bathing the feet or hands, add 6-8 drops of lavender oil to a bowl or shallow bath of warm water and soak for 5-10 minutes.
As a Compress/Poultice
A simple disinfectant compress can be made by dipping a flannel (face-cloth) or piece of cotton wool (cotton ball) in a bowl of water (either steaming hot or ice cold, as required) to which has been added 3-5 drops of lavender oil. A poultice can be made by adding a few drops of lavender to a clay or kaolin base, and mixing well.
Use the oil direct from the bottle – dabbing with the fingertips or using a cotton bud (cotton swab) -to treat cuts, burns, spots, etc.
Most essential oils should not be used neat on the skin. Lavender oil is an exception to this rule, however.