Lavender lotion or bath salt is one of the most soothing of scents, calming and relaxing for the body, particularly during the evening hours. Lavender lotion or bath salts are among the more gentle of the natural or essential oils and can be used by adults who are unable to use other types of natural oils, as well as being gentle enough to be used even on your infant.
Bathing before bed in a lavender based product is so relaxing in fact that several companies have begun making these products for very young children and babies, in an effort to promote restful sleep for them.
Lavender lotion or bath salt is quite often used by those who cannot sleep, to help them to gain a good nights sleep using the aroma therapy that has become so popular in recent years.
Lavender also holds the distinction of being one of the herbs with the least likelihood of provoking an allergic reaction and as such can be relatively safe to use even for those who have allergic reactions to some of the more popular batch products. Lavender lotion or bath salt will provide relaxation and restful sleep when used in small amounts, however when it is used in larger amounts it tends to be a stimulant so you will need to be careful how much of the essential oils that you use in your bath.
Lavender essential oils can also be used in cleaning, offering a natural method of low residue cleaning because it is both antibacterial as well as gentle and natural. For this reason, lavender lotion or bath salt can be used by those who have skin problems and are not able to use other varieties of bath oils in their method of low residue cleaning.
For this reason, lavender lotion or bath salt can be used by those who have skin problems and are not able to use other varieties of bath oils in their bath water or as a shower gel.
It is quite easy to make your own lavender lotion or bath salts simply by adding several drops of the food grade or pure essential oils to mineral salts such as dead sea salts which are furnished in specialty or hobby store, and stirring it, leaving it for several days to permit the fragrance to seep into the mineral salts. Likewise you can make a mild lavender lotion by using an unscented baby lotion and adding one or two drops of lavender essential oil. Be careful how much of the oils you add as they are quite concentrated.