Do you love the smell of lavender?
You’re not alone. Its easy to absolutely love it. In fact, lavender has been cultivated and used for centuries by all different cultures. Did you know that dried lavender flowers have become the most popular aromatic herb?
Dried lavender holds many different benefits besides smelling so pleasant.
Dried lavender flowers are often added to culinary dishes, made into relaxing teas, crafted into an essential oil as a bathwater or applied in small amounts as a skin lotion. It isn’t uncommon to see it added to pillow cases, garment drawers or homemade potpourri for its aroma or added to water and sprayed directly into the air.
Dried lavender has also been used throughout the years as a means of soothe children.
We cannot forget about the calming effect of lavender which has relaxing and sedative properties.
One way I have found to offer calmness to everyone in the house is to make lavender bags. I tuck them into closets and drawers and even place on in my purse! Here is one great idea... lavender for the dryer! Imagine your sheets fresh out of the dryer after using these. Try these organic lavender dryer bags that bring a relaxing and soothing scent into your home.
Lavender Lotion recipe...
This is a rather simple recipe to make a nice soothing lavender lotion from scratch, which you can then store in a cool dry place or in the refrigerator for longer storage. It has a mild scent and is great for moisturizing your skin.
1/2 cup olive oil or other oil
1/2 cup jojoba oil
1/2 oz cocoa butter
1/2 oz bees' wax
1/2 cup shea butter
4 to 5 drops lavender oil
1/4-1/3 cups rose water
To make this lotion you want to place a pan on low heat, then add the olive oil, jojoba oil, plus the cocoa butter and bees’ wax. Once the mixture has melted, you can stir in the shea butter, lavender oil and rose water. Mix the whole thing very well and then pour into jars for storage.
If you would like a slightly thicker/thinner lotion, you can use more or less bees wax.
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