Lavender essential oil has been valued for
centuries for its soothing properties. In old Elizabethan England,
linens would be washed with lavender water so that when they were
stored and later used, they would gently perfume the air with
lavender's soothing scent. However, for our purposes, we'll be
looking at more modern ways to make this ancient herb a part of our
For a simpler, easier way of accessing the healing power of lavender essential oil, you need only touch your index finger to the oil and dab it on your wrists and temples. This has several advantages; for one thing, the scent alone is delightful and soothing. Many people prefer the scent of lavender above all others. More than that, however, touching the lavender essential oil directly to your skin allows it to penetrate directly through the skin and begin working its magic that much sooner.
Additionally, a wonderful and refreshing body mist can be made by adding 8-10 drops of lavender essential oil to a medium-sized spray bottle of water and shaking it well. Use it either as a body spray or as a room spray.
However you choose to use it, lavender oil is sure to be a welcome addition to today's too-hurried lifestyle.
Essential Oils Guide
Essential Oils Guide 2010