Lavender is one of the most versatile plants on the planet. With healing capabilities and a beautiful, compelling aroma, it’s a classic choice for infusing beauty and wellness products. I infuse my homemade products with either dried buds or essential oil for an intoxicating, floral scent. It’s also the top note in most of my diffusers.
Lavender Lust Body and Hair Mist
What woman doesn’t want her signature perfume to subtly linger when she’s left the room? A delicate hair perfume is a girly-girl essential, and should also be a part of your everyday routine. One of my favorite lavender-based essential oil hair and body mists is:
- 35 drops lavender
- 20 drops vanilla
- 8 drops rose
- 7 drops grapefruit
- 4 drops cedarwood
- 3 drops patchouli
- 3 drops rosemary
Use essential oil in a 4 oz. mister. Add water. Shake gently before each use.
Lavender Lust Sugar Scrub
Your body will love you for this. My Lavender Lust Sugar Scrub is a pure treat for you skin, especially if you experience dry, flaky skin, acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and several other skin conditions. Lavender essential oil has antiseptic and anti-fungal compounds that works wonders if used regularly.
After you cleanse your body, use this scrub in circular motions with the palm of your hand. Rinse but do not use soap. The coconut oil will stay on your skin and give you a silky smooth texture. It will also save you from having to use lotion after your shower.
- 1/2 cup sugar or coffee grinds
- 1/3 coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
- 8 drops lavender oil
- 1 teaspoon lavender buds
- 2 drops Vanilla
- 2 drops Grapefruit
- 2 drops Tea Tree
- Pomegranate Oil
- Dried rose petals (for the fragrance and how pretty they are)
Combine sugar, vitamin e oil, and coconut oil in a bowl. Stir until well-mixed together. Add lavender buds and essential oils. Stir again. Package in an air-tight container (e.g. a mason jar).
Lavender-infused Lemonade is one of my favorite summertime drinks. Studies show that lemons serve as a weight loss aid, promote younger looking skin, help restore the body, and give a slight boost to the immune system. Think about what your lemon-water could do with a splash of lavender. Lavender helps with digestion, and tastes really, really good!
You will need:
- 5 cups pure water
- 1 cup fresh-squeezed, organic lemon juice, strained
- 1/2 cup raw agave
- 1/2 cup dried, organic culinary lavender
- Ice cubes
- Bring 2 1/2 cups water to boil in a medium pan
- Remove from heat and add raw agave, stirring to dissolve.
- Add the lavender to the honey water, cover, and let steep at least 20 minutes or up to several hours, to taste
- Strain mixture and discard lavender
- Pour infusion into a glass pitcher
- Add lemon juice and another 2 1/2 cups of cold water. Stir well.
- Refrigerate until ready to use, or pour into tall glasses half-filled with ice, then garnish with lavender sprigs.
- Grab some loved ones, sit on the patio and enjoy!