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  1. magicbubble

    magicbubble Well-Known Member

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    do they sell lavender oil that i can drip into my first bath after labour do you think? i have looked at boots and they only do tiny bottles which cost about £8!!! seems a lot for a tiny bottle. also if i sprinkle fresh lavender leaves into the water will this work the same? i have a nice lavender growing in my garden :)
     
  2. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    i dont know if theleaves would help out at all but would not just using your ordinary everyday lavendar radox bath soak do the same job as pure oil or am i being thick and missing the point lol
    have you tried thos types of shops that sell joss/inscence sticks there is one near me and they sell l pure oils etc dontknow if for use on your skin or for burningthough i may just be being thick again lol
    sorry if i was no help :-/
     
  3. chelleyve

    chelleyve Well-Known Member

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    Please DO NOT use cheap lavender oil it isn't pure and can cause skin irritation (and you don't want that down below!), go to holland and barretts or a good health food shop or I can even send you a link to the online shops I buy all my essential oils from, you are looking at about £5 for 10ml bottle but H&B have a 30ml for £5.50 atm.

    Use two-three drops in the bath - it will last for along time if stored well and can be used neat on cuts/abrasions it is a skin cell regenerator and antiseptic so a fab first aid kit essential (and if you ever burn yourself or get sun burn once you have cooled the skin try the lavender and you will be surprised at how quick it heals (and in the case of sun - it helps to use as a aftersun to prolong your tan). You will also be able to use it afterwards to massage LO - 1 drop in 10mls of base oil soothes babe and you:sleep:.

    As for the lavender heads - if you want to inhale the scent and relax add a good handful in a muslin bag and tie it under hot tap and allow the steam to relax you... and use the oil for in the bath and on the skin x

    (Sorry I come across as bossy - it is my true career calling lol :blush:) xxx
     
  4. chysantheMUM

    chysantheMUM Well-Known Member

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    You have to pay for the quality I'm afraid, so if they did sell it in the pound then chances are it wouldn't be pure lavender. If its not pure essential oil it won't work in the same way because the active chemicals won't be there. You can use lavender from the garden to get the same effect but it the purple flowers heads that you need not the leaves :thumbup: Boots can be expensive, so have a look at health food shops, hollands and barrett etc or online, although I think you should expect to be paying around £6 - £7 for a good quality oil (10ml). As for radox, I'm not sure if that would work the same, does it have pure essential oil of lavender in the ingredients?
     
  5. chysantheMUM

    chysantheMUM Well-Known Member

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    ha ha chelleyv, you said pretty much everything that I had to say but beat me to it. :haha: Its my career too :thumbup:
     
  6. georgina.miss

    georgina.miss Well-Known Member

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    heya - i get my lavender pil and other essential oils online bigger bottles for half the price of in the shops and theyre all 100 % natural....do a bit of googling :) xxx
     
  7. lynne192

    lynne192 mum 2 James & Libby

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    after i gave birth i used alot of either sea salt or dettol i stopped bleeding after 4days and was able to have sex after 24hours from given birth, heals up brilliant and wouldn't know i had given birth :D i'm not a huge fan of lavender (i developed a allergy after birth for it :cry:)
     
  8. chelleyve

    chelleyve Well-Known Member

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    Lol - it's always nice to meet someone who shares my passion and soap box:flower:
    :) I can't wait to go back to my roots once baby is here, I've spent the last few years working in specialised paediatric health care, but I am only going back part time so I can focus on my chosen career soon! :happydance: x
     
  9. Eliza_V

    Eliza_V Wife and Mummy!

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    I was in H&B today and they have a small bottle of Lavender oil on offer for £2.49? x

    EDIT: I can't see it on the website.. Maybe I read the sign wrong.. BUT they do have the 30ml reduced to £5.49 (saving £5.99), when the 10ml is still £4.99 :thumbup:
     
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    cyanidepill Well-Known Member

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    Oils etc are cheap on ebay or try the likes of Holland & Barratt health food shops, they tend to be cheaper than Boots etc xx
     
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