Lavender Essential Oil 1.0 oz. Fleurs de France -lavender products One drop directly on skin blemishes speeds up the healing process and avoids scarring. A few drops in a warm bath or pot of hot water for inhaling creates a calming and uplifting effect. A few drops on cuts or burns speeds up healing and avoids scarring. One or two drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil such as sweet almond oil for massage. This combination is used effectively during pregnancy to avoid permanent stretch marks. A few drops added to potpourris for fresh antibacterial scent. A few drops on a cotton ball to put in linen drawers or closets as a moth and insect repellent. A few drops on a cloth thrown into the dryer as an antibacterial deodorizer and clothes freshener.