What to do with essential oils

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Taking care of yourself with essential oils

The Lavandin Essential Oil is relaxing and cleans up the air.

It helps soothing irritated skins.

And without coloring agents, without conservatives, without additives!

Painful muscles

. Moisten a piece of fabric or a compress with hot water, wring out, spinkle immediately with 4-5 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil and apply on the painful muscle.

. With a Linseed cushion: Sprinkle a cotton piece or a compress with some drops of Essential Oil, apply onto the painful muscle and cover with the cushion warmed for a moment in the microwave oven.

. You can as well massage the muscle with some Lavandin Essential Oil diluted with the vegetable oil of your choice (sunflower, grape seed, sweet almond, calendula...)

 Lavandin vinegar

. The Lavandin Vinegar is a natural alternative to the classic cosmetics. It is very easy to make and economic.

. Quick way: Put 1 cl (2 coffee spoons) of Lavandin Essential Oil into 50 cl of spirit vinegar or cider vinegar (softer).

. Slower but more charming way: In a hermetic jar, macerate flowers of lavender washed and dried during approximately 2 days, in spirit vinegar, or cider vinegar. Totally cover the flowers with the vinegar and put the jar in a sunny place for approximately 3 weeks. Drain, it is ready!

 

Oily skin

.The Lavandin Vinegar is indicated for excessive oil and problem skins. It prevents the appearance of blackheads and tightens the pores of the skin. Mix 1 volume of Lavandin Vinegar for 8 volumes of water. Use as a lotion on the face.

Athlete's foot

. This cutaneous disorder happens between the toes of the sportsmen, the skin becomes damaged and itches...

. After the shower, having carefully dried the skin between toes,  apply a few drops, diluted with the vegetable oil of your choice. 

. You can as well sprinkle a few drops of Lavandin Essential Oil directly into the shoes, in addition it is deodorising! 

Peaceful sleep

. At home, four drops on your pillowcase will help for a natural and restorative sleep and avoid night awakenings.

. Away on a trip, in the hotel room, far from the usual marks, 5 drops on a tissue to be placed under the pillow will remind the ambience and help to get some sleep. 

Headache

.To try to control it without using  classic painkillers, moisten a piece of fabric or a compress with very cold water, wring out, spinkle immediately with 4-5 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil and apply on the forehead.

. With a Linseed cushion: Sprinkle a cotton piece or a compress with some drops of Essential Oil, apply onto the forehead and cover with the refreshed cushion.

Itch

 . Apply 1 drop, pure if the skin surface is small, or diluted with the vegetable oil of your choice (sunflower, grape seed, sweet almond, calendula...)

Insects

. For a nature walk: 1 drop on the socks at ankle level, or at the bottom of the trouser legs, or on the tshirt sleeves, will repel most of the insects.

. In case of sting, to reduce itching, apply 1 drop, pure if the skin surface is small, or diluted with the vegetable oil of your choice (sunflower, grape seed, sweet almond, calendula...)

Dandruff

. Add 10 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil in each shampoo dose.

. Otherwise, rub a few drops on the scalp before the shampoo, wait a few minutes, then shampoo as usual.

. You can as well rub the scalp with Lavandin Vinegar.

Lice

. To keep them away: 2 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil behind each ear before leaving for school.

. Treatment:  Rub a few drops on the scalp before the shampoo, wait a few minutes, then shampoo, adding 10 drops of Essential Oil to the shampoo dose. Then use a lice comb.

. You can as well rub the scalp with Lavandin Vinegar.


Vacation souvenir

 A few drops to call back the pleasant memories of your last holidays in Provence: close your eyes, breathe deeply..... Do you hear the cicadas?


Taking care of home and linen with essential oils

The Lavandin Essential Oil is very concentrated, only a few drops are enough for perfect results.

 Spraying it in your favourite room will scent and clean up the atmosphere.

It is not oily, it scents linen without staining it.

And without coloring agents, without conservatives, without additives!

In the linen Cupboards

. A few drops on a piece of cotton, a piece of wood or a pebble to be placed in your wardrobes will keep away moths and give a pleasant smell to your linen. You can as well place a bag of dried flowers of Lavandin, to be refreshed from time to time with a few drops of Lavandin Essential Oil.

. Moths: 10 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil combined with 10 drops of Cedar Essential Oil. Add a few drops around every 20 days.

In the shoes

. Put 1 tablespoon of baking soda  in a sock, add 5 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil, close by a knot and place inside one of your shoes. Repeat the operation for the 2nd shoe. 

Refill with a few drops from time to time.

Fabric Conditioner

. In a bottle, mix 50 cl of spirit vinegar, 50 cl of water and 3 cl (2 tablespoons) of vegetable glycerin.

. If you wish to perfume your conditioner (it's better!), add 10 to 20 drops of the Essential Oil of your choice [lavandin for example]

. To use the fabric conditioner: Add 1 usual measure of conditioner (1 small glass or 4 tablespoons or 12 cl) in the dedicated compartment of your washing machine.

In the Tumble-Dryer

. A few drops directly in the tumbler while drying to clean up and freshen the linen. 

Reminder: Essential Oils are not oily, they do not stain the linen!

Doormat

A few drops on the doormats, and the pleasant smell will spread at each walking in.

Protecting the wood

. Wipe your furniture with a cloth soaked with Lavandin Essential Oil from time to time will protect them against the insects.

 

. To polish furniture: Add 10 to 15 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil to 125 ml of olive oil or sweet almond oil.

Air Freshener 

. Taking a walk in the Luberon, look for porous stones. Once cleaned and dried, sprinkle each of them with 2-3 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil.

Place in a nice cup and refill with a few drops approximately every 10 days.

. You can as well place 150 to 300 g of table salt sprinkled with 20 to 30 drops of the Essential Oil of your choice [Lavandin for example...] in a nice cup.

Vacuum cleaner 

. Soak a cotton ball with 10 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil and draw it with the machine: the vacuum cleaner will diffuse the fragrance and the cleaning properties!

. Otherwise you can put a few drops directly on the filter of the vacuum cleaner.

Fabric Softener

. In a 1 l bottle of spirit vinegar, add 30 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil.

Shake slightly before use, add 1 usual measure of softener (1 small glass) in the dedicated compartment of your washing machine.

. You can do without vinegar if the water is not too hard, in that case a few drops directly in the tumbler or in the dedicated compartment of the washing machine will be enough to soften and clean up the linen.

Multipurpose Cleaner

. In a spray bottle, put 50 cl of spirit vinegar, 10 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil and 5 drops of  Lemon Essential Oil.

                  Eco-efficient!

Do not use on marble.

Glass cleaner

. In a spray bottle, mix 50 cl of spirit vinegar, 25 cl of water, 15 drops of Lavandin Essential Oil.

To be used as the usual glass cleaners.

Natural, Efficient, and insect repellent!

Pets

A few drops on the pet mat will keep fleas and ticks away.


     Sources: Internet: www.commenteconomiser.fr et bibliographie: La lavande c'est malin,D. Festy et C. Dupin, éditions Quotidien Malin. 100 Réflexes aromathérapie, D. Festy, éditions Leduc. S poche


Feel free to visit us at our shop in Cucuron, we are there nearly all the time! In June and July, the lavandins are in bloom...

The place is open everyday from 3 to 6.30 pm.

Out of these hours or in case we are not there, please call +33 (0) 6 80 12 19 99.

 

To find us, from Cucuron, take the direction of Ansouis - Pertuis (D56), take the 1st road on the right (Chemin de L' Agrie),

then to the left (Chemin de Saint Martin), and 1st dirt track on your left. 

 

GPS: Lat: 43.761401  Long: 5.447894