Enjoy these wonderful, creative,
and simple lavender recipes.
and simple lavender recipes.
A terrific all-purpose mask. The oatmeal and yogurt soothe and soften skin, the honey has natural anti-oxidant and moisturizing properties, while the egg white will tighten pores, giving skin a smooth appearance.
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
1 egg white
3 drops Almond Oil, Sweet
1-2 drops lavender essential oil
In a food processor or blender, process oatmeal until finely ground. Add the remaining ingredients and process until mixed well. Apply to face and neck in circular motions. Leave on skin for 10 - 15 minutes. Remove with warm water. Mask can be applied once per week. Must make a fresh batch each time.
This homemade lavender clay face mask is perfect to add to your pampering routine. Clay has natural detox properties and will leave your skin refreshed and soft.
• 2 tablespoons bentonite clay
• 2 teaspoons raw organic apple cider vinegar
• 4 drops lavender essential oil
• 1 tablespoon water
1. Mix all ingredients until a thick paste forms.
2. Spread onto face and let sit until it’s “caked”. It should be starting to dry and peel (10-12minutes). Using a warm cloth remove the mask and apply your favorite lotion
Note: make sure you don’t use a metal spoon or bowl to mix or apply the mask. Metal deactivates the detoxing properties in the clay and reacts with the vinegar. Use pure ingredients- pure essential oil, real bentonite clay and not a knock-off, and look for pure, raw, un-strained (organic) apple cider vinegar (with “the mother” still in the bottle). Only then will you reap the most benefits.
This beautiful lavender flower-infused vinegar can be used as a fabric softener, flea spray, hair rinse, glass cleaner and bath addition.
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You only need two ingredients to make it:
1. lavender buds
Directions to Make
Gather lavender, place into a jar, then cover with vinegar.
Immediately cap to keep the vapors in. Store in a dark cabinet for a few weeks, shaking periodically.
If you don’t have a non-metallic top, then use a layer of plastic wrap or wax paper between the lid and the vinegar to prevent rusting.
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This scrub exfoliates your skin, leaving it soft, silky and smooth. It’s especially wonderful to use on your feet, elbows and knees.
• a scant 1/2 cup cane sugar
• 1 to 2 tablespoons (more or less) lavender-infused oil
• 1 teaspoon honey
• a few drops of lavender essential oil.
How to make:
Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. Depending on how fine or coarse your sugar is, you may want to add a little more oil at a time until it’s a consistency you like. If it feels too oily, add more sugar.
The recipe will make enough to fit in a small 4-ounce jelly jar. To use, scoop out and gently rub on dry areas of skin. Rinse well with warm water. If you plan on keeping this more than a few days, it’s recommended that you add a preservative to keep icky things from growing in case water accidentally gets mixed in during use.
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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