Weleda || Lavender Relaxing Body Oil



I adore aromatherapy and tend to use essential oils daily for things such as relaxation, home medicine, healing cuts and sore bits, cleaning our home to ensure it's really clean and fresh and I also use essential oils in the bath, cooking and to relax. 

My 5 basic oils are

Grapefruit - Antibacterial. I use this for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom and do sometimes mix it with lemon and sweet orange. It's fantastic for killing bugs and leaving each room smelling super fresh and fruity. 

Neroli - I adore Neroli, it's one of those scents that reminds me of my youth. I love it's sensual but womanly fragrance and do use this in my laundry and as a fragrance oil. I grate soap and mix it with baking soda. I then leave this mix in a sealed tub with a few drops of Neroli so that the oil absorbs into the soap and baking, it leaves the washing smelling so delicate soda. 

Patchiouli - This rich musky and Herby essential oil is one that screams 'free love' due to it being so popular in the 60's. The musky properties definitely make this an aphrodisiac and the woodsy notes make it ideal for adding to homemade perfumes as a stabiliser. This is great teamed up with Neroli and Sandalwood for the ultimate sex appeal perfume.  Other than perfumes I use this oil on those little padded hearts which are hung in my wardrobe to stop pests from ever daring to eat my favourite pieces of clothing. 

Lavender - Relaxing and soothes the mind. My mum used to mix this with a little almond oil and apply it to my temples as a child to ease my migraines. It can also be added to food (as long as it's a pure EO) and I have added it to cupcakes and marshmallows before with lemon. Lavender is in so many baby products now  as it helps aid relaxation and ultimately sleep and it's also a great antibacterial oil so adding it to your bath is the best way to relax and kill any untoward germs. 

Sage - Having grown up as a somewhat hippy type child I always have Sage in my oil arsenal. I have used Sage sticks on so many occasions to cleanse and detox my home but do get frustrated with them as some just go out midway through and some are so poor at smoking. Sage oil is a fantastic option for oil burners as the cleansing properties make their way throughout your home, doing the same thing as the Sage sticks.  Sage is also great as an oil additive in homemade body and face oils as it reduces pore size, cleanses the skin and can help with period cramps and menopausal symptoms. 

As you can imagine I have a lot of essential oils so when I was asked to try out this Weleda Lavender Body Oil I said heck yes! I had only tried Weleda twice previously so I knew this body oil had the ability to be amazing and after trying it I wasn't disappointed.  The Weleda body oil is 100 ml's and costs £11.95, it can be used on the body and the face and I would urge you to try this after coming out of the bath when your skin is nice and warm so the oil absorbs nicely and apply by using circular motions to get the blood flowing. 

I'm not sure if it was purely the Weleda but I tend to be a night owl, I'm normally up until 2 or 3 am each night but after using the Weleda for 2 nights in a row I woke up at 4am, having fallen asleep on the couch at around 11 pm! This is a first for me, especially over the last 4 or 5 years. Coincidence I think not. 

If you suffer from stress, insomnia or just want to get a helping hand at shutting off the day's events then I'd say give this a go, I also have combination skin and this didn't cause me to break out like some other facial oils have and to be honest I feel that my skin really does need a facial oil as a base at night to ward off those fine lines (SCREAMS). 


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