Saturday, August 6, 2011

How to Make Lavender Oil Lotion for Strengthening Skin

Dry, cracked and chapped skin is a painful issue that many people struggle with. Whether it is caused by the dry, cold, blustery, winter weather or frequently washing with soaps, the skin needs support and attention to stay strong and healthy. But what is the best way to strengthen the skin without clogging it up with toxins? Many lotions on the market are filled with chemicals that are not desirable to have absorbed into the body. A simple recipe for lavender oil lotion can be a natural and economical solution.

Basic Lavender Oil Lotion Recipe

Only two ingredients are needed: pure therapeutic grade lavender essential oil and any pure vegetable oil. Simply put a few drops of the pure vegetable oil in the palm of your hand. Then add a single drop of lavender essential oil. Mix these two ingredients together with a finger. Finally, apply topically to the stressed skin.

Pre-mixed Recipe

For a convenient way to carry your lavender oil lotion with you all day, pre-mix it in a small glass bottle. Almost fill a one or two ounce glass bottle with the pure vegetable oil. Then add 15-20 drops of lavender essential oil. Shake bottle to mix thoroughly. Carry in your pocket, purse or briefcase and apply as needed throughout the day.

Lavender Oil Healing Properties

Lavender essential oil has many healing properties that will help nourish the skin. It has antiseptic properties which will help prevent infection in damaged skin. It can be used to support many skin conditions such as sunburn, rashes, dryness, cuts, burns, and insect bites. It also helps with cell renewal and minimizes scarring as the skin repairs.

The pure vegetable oil will act as a moisturizer for the skin as it rebuilds. It also acts as a carrier for the lavender essential oil to spread more evenly when applied. Some quality vegetable oils to be used are extra-virgin olive oil, sweet almond oil, grape seed oil and macadamia oil. There are also some good vegetable oil blends on the market for therapeutic uses. The one I prefer is called V-6 Enhanced Vegetable oil Complex.

When using any essential oil, including lavender, for health and healing purposes, be certain it is a pure therapeutic grade oil. Pure oils should be carefully steam distilled from organically grown plant material. oils that are synthetic or diluted with other substances may still smell nice, but they won't have the same healing properties as pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

Combining the healing properties of lavender essential oil with pure vegetable oil is a simple and economical way to support your skin as it strengthens and heals. Enjoy the benefits of using natural, pure ingredients in your home mixed lavender oil lotion.

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