Are you in love with lavender? If so, you’re not alone; lavender has overtaken all other aromatic herbs in popularity. Lavender has been grown and utilized for ages as one of the most adored scented herbs. The Egyptians utilized lavender in the past for incense, perfume, and even the mummification process. Lavender was utilized by the Arabs, Greeks, and Romans as a sacrifice to their gods. Because of its tendency to render a better quality essential oil, lavender is considered to be the most effective of these aromatic herbs. Keep reading to learn some lavender essential oil recipes.
When it comes to making handcrafted cosmetics, lavender essential oil is an essential element that should not be overlooked. Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) has antibacterial properties, is mild on both dry and oily skin, and can help with muscle discomfort, sleeplessness, headaches, burns, bug bites, eczema, psoriasis, and acne; making it one of the most useful essential oils available. Due to its fresh, floral scent and low price, it is also one of the few essential oils that may be utilized as a middle or top ingredient in perfume.
Here are some recipes for incorporating lavender Essential oils
Balms, salves, and ointments: A salve made with lavender and neem seed oil or comfrey root powder reduces itching caused by insect bites, bruises, burns, and even diaper rash. For a pain-relieving muscle rub, combine cinnamon and clove. Use lavender as a gardener’s salve to soothe chapped hands or as a temple balm to help you fall asleep and relieve migraines.
Hair Care Products: Blend lavender with apple cider vinegar and nettle herbs for a normal-to-dry hair rinse. You can also try combing rosemary, peppermint, and lavender essential oils along with jojoba and oat extract, which produce a very effective scalp oil treatment.
Bath & Body Care: Lavender can be added to toners, face creams, and body lotions to help with acne and dry skin issues. A wonderful bath salt recipe made with lavender essential oil, dried lavender buds, dead sea salt, Epsom salt, and powdered milk. For a sweet and sensual feminine perfume oil, combine jojoba with rose geranium, lavender, sandalwood, and vanilla.
Soaps: For a deodorizing and exfoliating soap bar, combine tea tree and lavender essential oils in an opaque melt and pour soap base with pumice (sprinkled in the bottom of the soap mold).
Other Uses Of Lavender Essential Oils
As an essential oil in today’s society, lavender is used, both internally and topically, for a number of conditions:
– nervine (to calm the nerves)
WARNING: Due to their volatility, research any essential oil, and always do a skin patch test before use.