Enjoy these wonderful, creative,
and simple lavender recipes.
and simple lavender recipes.
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It may be hard to break free of your bleach bottle if you rely on it for cleaning. It is toxic to humans and wildlife and not to mention the toxic gas it produces when mixed accidentally with ammonia. It wouldn’t hurt to try an alternative. The hydrogen peroxide in this recipe is the disinfectant hero as well as a whitener and the citric acid will help to whiten clothes. If you make this use a dark jug or dark spray bottle to store because light breaks down hydrogen peroxide.
Please refer to the illustration for directions.
*We suggest using lavender essential oil as your essential oil of choice 😊
Adapted from: Thriftydiydiva.com
Lavender is known for its’ relaxing properties, and it’s especially popular in bath and body products. Follow this DIY recipe to make your own relaxing lotion!
Using a double boiler on low heat, combine the wax, shea butter, and amond oil. Stir until melted.
Let it cool until it’s soft, but do not allow it to completely harden.
In a separate bowl, mix the aloe vera gel, vanilla and lavender essential oil and set aside.
Add aloe mixture to the softened oil and wax and use a blender to whip.
Use a small canning jar or an old lotion container.
Makes about 12 ounces.
Make your own luxurious home spa with this DIY Rosemary Lavender Body Scrub. It can be used as a body scrub or to soften hands.
It’s just a bit of Epsom salt, coconut oil and Lavender essential oil. Add a few leaves from a fresh rosemary sprig for an earthy, relaxing aroma.
Servings: 1 pint-sized jar of salt scrub.
• 2 cups Epsom salt
• 1 cup organic extra-virgin coconut oil
• 10-15 drops Lavender essential oil
• Sprig of fresh rosemary optional
1. In a large bowl, add Epsom salt, coconut oil, Lavender essential oil, and cut rosemary leaves. Mix well.
2. Transfer mixture to a pint-sized Mason jar. Cover with lid.
Omit the rosemary for a simple, yet luxurious body scrub that will leave skin feeling soft.
• 2 cups baking soda
• 1 cup borax
• 1 tablespoon lavender flowers, either whole or ground
• 1 tablespoon lemon zest
• 10 drops lemon essential oil
Add everything to a medium sized bowl and whisk to combine. Transfer to a powdered sugar shaker jar or just use a regular jar and do your best to disperse the powder over the rug by hand. Trust me, it doesn’t have to get into every nook and cranny to be effective. Let sit for an hour before vacuuming up.
Adapted from www.scratchymommy.com
This scouring powder can be made with a blend of herbs and essential oils for an amazing clean and smell.
Adapted from buildingourstory.com
Make your bath smell amazing and leave your skin feeling refreshed and new.
Glass container that seals (any size) I went with a large one for my bathroom
A homemade lotion bar infused with lavender oil. Simply warm up in your hands to activate and rub all over dry skin.
Makes (3) 2-ounce bars.
How to use a Hair Rinse
Use this hair rinse as your final rinse after shampooing and conditioning. There is no need to wash out after applying. The vinegar scent will fade away leaving only the faint fragrance scent of Rosemary and Lavender.
Rosemary: Cleanses, strengthens, nourishes, and stimulates hair follicles and encourages growth. The aromatherapy effect can improve memory.
Lavender: Antibacterial but also enhances the properties of Rosemary for improved cell regeneration and better penetration. Beneficial for dandruff too!
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar: ACV cuts through shampoo and hard water build up, it also balances the pH of scalp and hair. This is great news for those with oily tendencies. Vinegar also closes the cuticles making hair smoother.
Borax: This is optional; Borax is a salt/mineral; used in such a small amount it will not harm colored hair. Borax is a great softener.
Enjoy your newly, naturally softened hair and don’t be surprised if your hair grows a little faster!
Your lips will love this exfoliating sugar scrub! Scoop out a small amount onto your finger and rub onto lips for smoother, softer skin. Simply rinse or lick away the excess!
Make bath and shower time fabulous and sweet smelling with these easy to make, pretty little DIY Lavender Bath Bombs. Use them to pamper yourself or give these homemade bath fizzies as gifts for teachers, Mother's Day, Christmas stocking stuffers and more!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 minute, plus 12 hours set up
Note: do not rub your eyes during or immediately after use.
Makes 6 Lavender Bath Bombs