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Friday, October 22, 2010

Lavender Essential Oil

Before I left the lavender fields of Maui, I purchased this little blue bottle filled with lavender essential oil.


In order to make the essential oil, they must take the flowering tops of the lavender plants and steam-distill them until the essential oil is separated out from the plant.

I use eight to ten drops of this oil to create a relaxing lavender bath.


Or I’ll put a few drops on a cotton ball and tuck it into my pillowcase for the night.


Another way I have used this oil is by mixing about five drops with two cups of warm water.  Then I soak up a washcloth in the mixture and wring it out.


Laying down, I place the scented washcloth over my closed eyes.  I relax by breathing deep and letting the scent of lavender take me away to fields below.

or here, 


La said...

That sounds heavenly, Mo. Have a splendid weekend! La

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That colbolt blue is very pretty. I just planted some lavendar bushes this morning on the small hillside in the back yard. Thanks for sharing your story. It sounds like a lot of work to make the oil.......Julian

......Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

Michele - I have a few rows of lavendar planted in the parking strip (between the sidewalk and street) and I am now stocking up on the dried blossoms to carry me through the winter! Your displays are lovely!