Lavender Massage Oil
Of course Lavender Massage Oil is the perfect choice for a relaxing massage, but there is more to it than just that soothing aroma. Most of the manufacturers make this product on a small scale with very high quality ingredients. It is moisturizing and healing to the skin and can be used for a variety of things.
- Most producers of Lavender Massage Oil will start with a base oil of vegetable or nut origin such as olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, or sunflower oil. Avoid any product that is mineral oil based since it won't easily absorb into the skin. Various other beneficial additives may be included such as Vitamin E or essential oils. Besides
, one of my favorite essential oil additives is peppermint oil due to its positive effect on breathing.
Uses - Besides the obvious use for massage, there are many other uses for this great mixture of oils. Here are just a few:
• Bath - Try adding the massage oil to your bath. Your skin will appreciate the moisturizing qualities of the oils and your mind will appreciate the calming effect of the lavender.
• Moisturizer - Use it on your elbows and knees to soften and smooth your skin. In fact, any spot that tends to get dry and crusty will benefit from a mini-massage.
• Cough - When Lavender is mixed with peppermint or eucalyptus it can help in relieving minor coughs due to colds. Children especially tend to respond when the oil is rubbed on the chest at bedtime. Breathing is easier and the lavender helps the child to relax and go to sleep. The first time I tried this I was amazed! My daughter slept all night without coughing once!
- Lavender is well known for its calming effects. Massage your temples and your neck at the base of your head to relax and unwind from a hectic day.
• Tummy Ache - Children often complain of a tummy ache, particulary at the end of a hard day. Try rubbing the massage oil in a clockwise pattern on the child's tummy. This will tend to relax your child and relieve him/her of this common ailment.
• Immune System - Lavender oil is one of several essential oils that is said to boost a person's immune system. Use it regularly to help your body fight off common illness.
- Place a few drops of Lavender Massage oil in a nebulizer or diffuser to enjoy the benefits throughout an entire room. My sister-in-law put a small amount into a small evaporative cooler. Not only did it make to room smell wonderful as it cooled, but it also began to dissolve the lime deposits and clean up the cooler!
• Massage - If you are blessed enough to have someone available to give you a full body massage with lavender massage oil, this will probably be your favorite application for this product. If not, then try massaging your own feet. How about your neck, shoulders and chest? You are sure to relax.
As you can see, Lavender Massage Oil isn't just for massage. It has such wonderful ingredients that work well for a wide variety of uses. Let me know if you have tried it for anything not mentioned here and I'll add it to the list!
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