For those short on time seeking an instant sense of calm, use as a soothing massage oil
- Apply straight to the skin for an aromatherapy massage, pour a few drops of this delicious oil into the palm of your hand. Smooth the oil into the skin using firm upward strokes, in a direction towards the heart.
For those with more time, use as a calming bath essence and follow with a massage… mmmm!
- For a relaxing bath, pour one capful under running warm water and agitate to mix in.
Note – it is always advisable to protect the floor or bed with an old towel to prevent splashes of oil.
Lavender has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties that can rid the skin of acne-causing bacteria and reduce redness and inflammation. It also has a soothing and calming effect especially to stressed skin.
Lavender also possesses healing properties, it treats acne, dry skin and scars.
It soothes skin and relieves pain and aching muscles. It is a circulatory stimulant, boosting circulation and encouraging cell renewal which tones and firms skin. It contains antioxidants that help protect against damaging environmental toxins and pollutants.
Lavender also has the same benefits for hair: it promotes hair growth by increasing blood circulation and soothes dry, itching scalps helping to eliminate dandruff and conditions hair leaving it looking strong and shiny.
It is not only calming and soothing to skin but also to your mind, it has a relaxing effect and helps alleviate nervous tension and stress.
Frankincense produces a sense of calm and deepens breathing to induce the feeling of peace, relaxation and satisfaction.
It also possesses healing properties that help treat dry cracked skin, scars and wounds and reduce the appearance of blemishes, stretch marks and dark spots.
Frankincense promotes regeneration of cells and as a powerful astringent it helps protect skin cells, strengthening, toning, tightening and lifting skin. It also defends against acne and the signs of ageing including wrinkles and sagging skin.
Avocados contain skin nourishing vitamins A, D & E, and fatty acids including oleic acid which help maintain moisture for long lasting hydration.
These antioxidants also have anti-ageing properties providing skin with protection from environmental, sun and free radical damage that lead to visible signs of ageing such as fine lines, age spots and wrinkles.
They also help keep skin firm, soft, plump and supple by aiding the production of elastin and collagen.