DIY Homemade Lavender Solutions
Here are some easy lavender solutions which you could do yourself in the comfort of your home. Through these, you’ll be able to save some money while increasing your knowledge and skills!
For an upset stomach or for soothing away your worries, irritation, stress or exhaustion, making lavender tea is as easy as 1-2-3! Relax your day away with these easy steps in making your very own lavender tea!
What you will need:
- 1 ½ tbsp. of dried lavender blossoms or 3 tbsp. of fresh lavender flowers
- Hot water
- Honey and lemon (optional)
- Tea pot
- Tea cups
Instructions in making your lavender tea:
- Put hot water to the tea pot and add your lavender blossoms.
- Let it boil and then remove tea pot from heat.
- Steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Strain the flower buds if necessary.
- Serve tea with honey and sliced lemon if preferred.
** Lavender tea can be served hot or iced. Just add some ice cubes and voila – it’s an iced lavender tea for you!
Lavender oil is one of the most favored essential oils. With its relaxing scent and functionality as massaging oil, addition for a refreshing dip in the bathtub, healing of wounds, cuts or burns as well as reduction of congestion and easing away of sinusitis – there’s no wonder that lavender oil is one of the most commonly used oils.
What you will need:
- Lavender flowers
- Carrier Oil (Ideally, an oil with a mild scent and fair color e.g. Olive oil, Almond oil, Jojoba oil)
- Fine mesh strainer or alternatively, a piece of cheesecloth
- A dark bottle or jar
Instructions in making your lavender oil:
- Pour your selected carrier oil in the jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid.
- Place the lavender flowers into the jar and stir it together with the oil.
- Cover the jar tightly and let it steep for 48 hours or more (depending on the strength of aroma you prefer) in a sunny or warm spot.
- Use the strainer to separate the flowers from the oil. Use a spoon against the strainer to squeeze away more essence from the flowers. You can also use a piece of cheesecloth to strain away the flowers from the oil and effectively squeeze away the oil from the flowers.
- Pour the oil in the dark bottle or jar. If kept in a cool and dry place or if refrigerated, your lavender oil can last for around six months.
Lotions are essential in moisturizing the skin and they cost some money too. Well, making your homemade version of a lavender lotion could prove to cost lesser than ones bought from the store. With a little effort and patience in making your own lotion, you’d surely save a lot! And with a plus, you’ll be able to use your imagination and decide what ingredients or materials you’ll be using! Here’s a suggested recipe for your own lavender body lotion:
What you will need:
- Lavender essential oil
- 1 cup of oil (can be a mixture of ¾ cup of almond oil and ¼ cup of jojoba oil)
- ¾ cup rose water
- 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
- 1 tsp. lanolin
- 2 tbsp. grated beeswax
- Grapefruit seed extract
- Mason Jar
- Double Boiler
- Silicone spoon
- Rubber Spatula
Instructions in making your lavender lotion:
- Combine the oil solution with the lanolin and beeswax in the double boiler and allow the combination to melt together on low heat. Use the spoon for stirring.
- When completely melted together, set it aside and let it cool.
- Mix the aloe vera gel, rose water and 30 drops of lavender oil together then pour it into the blender and turn it on.
- Slowly pour the oil and beeswax mixture in the blender to combine the ingredients completely.
- Put some grapefruit tree extract to better preserve the mixture and then blend.
- Finally, put the lotion in the mason jar.
With its beauty, fragrance and importance in medicine, culinary and even in commercial beauty and personal products – Lavender has always been recognized as a wonder herb! Cultivate your own lavender plants now and enjoy its wonderful benefits!Share with friends!