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Using Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil can be used in any number of ways -- pouring a few drops in the bath, blending a small amount with almond oil for use as a skin moisturizer or massage oil, or adding the oil to a diffuser, vaporizer, or candle lamp to spread the scent and healthful benefits throughout the room.

Find out how much oil to use for different applications.

Lavender can be used with other essential oils to create custom-blended aromatherapy products:

Soothing Skin Spray
Calming Foot Powder
Calming Mist Spray
Shampoo for Dry Scalp

Our website has more information to help you use aromatherapy in your daily routines, as well as articles on how to use combinations of essential oils. Some that might be particularly useful with regard to lavender include articles on general blending of oils, specific bath, massage and perfume blends , and relaxation formulas for a spritzer, foot bath and foot cream.

NOTE: Because essential oils are so concentrated, they must be handled respectfully. Make sure you are familiar with the safe use of essential oils before you start.

In addition to true lavender essential oil (both organic or non-organic), Aura Cacia also offers organic or non-organic spike lavender essential oil and lavandin essential oil -- along with a full selection of other high quality essential oils.

We also offer a full line of Aura Cacia bath, body care, and personal care products utilizing nature's gift of lavender. For relaxation, try a nice hot soak with Aura Cacia's Lavender Aromatherapy Foam Bath, Lavender Harvest Mineral Bath or Calming Foam Bath for Kids. Other lavender products include Lavender Aromatherapy Mist, Lavender Harvest Body Oil and Lavender Massage Cream. Aura Cacia's Soothing Lavender Aromatherapy Stick, which features a roll-on applicator, is ideal for those moments that call for a little lavender relief. The Lavender Stick can also be used as a perfume or a mini-medicine kit to soothe scrapes, burns and skin irritations.

Storing Your Oil

Aura Cacia essential oils are packaged in dark-colored glass bottles to protect the oils from light, but they should also be protected from air, heat, and heavy metals. If allowed to deteriorate, essential oils will become less fragrant, more viscous, and darker in color, but they can still be used. If stored properly and tightly sealed, lavender essential oil can keep for a long period of time, possibly even years -- but hopefully, you'll choose to use and enjoy it often rather than letting this delightful oil sit on a shelf or in a cupboard.

Lavender Flowers

lavender flowersFor teas, crafting, or other uses that require use of dried lavender flowers, Frontier carries dried lavender flowers and dried lavandin flowers in a variety of different quantities in the Holistic & Craft Herbs section. If you have the time and space, you can also enjoy the experience of growing lavender yourself.

 

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