DIY with Lavender Soap
Lavender soap, of course, made from the wonderfully useful healing herb that has been used for centuries to make lavender soaps, teas, and sachets. The essential oil of lavender is the ingredient used to make handmade soap since it contains all the herb's volatile and aromatic oils.
Lavender essential oil has strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties that make it a good agent for curing insect bites and sunburns, reports a 2006 study performed by the Entomology Research Institute of Loyola College. Lavender Soap can be a healing aid for any type of skin infection.
Lavender soap can promote a sense of relaxation. It can be beneficial to use lavender soaps before bedtime to promote a deep sleep. Lavender soap is also an effective calming aid for anxiety or excessive energy in children and toddlers.
Soaps made with lavender essential oil are also made for washing laundry, including linens, that will promote better sleep. Other types of lavender soaps include dishwashing and floor soaps.
Lavender can also be digested through a lavender tea. This remarkable drink served hot or cold has plenty of helpful and healthy purposes.
Another common traditional use for lavender tea is for digestive issue relief, including nervous stomach and indigestion. One study published in the November 1997 edition of the "Journal of Ethnopharmacology" found that the smooth muscle-- in the intestines responsible for moving food through the digestive system-- of rats would relax when lavender oil was applied, indicating that humans may be affected the same way.
Inducing relaxation is a traditional use of lavender tea, primarily because of the soothing aroma. One small study published in the September 2011 edition of the "Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine" found that patients who were treated by inhaling lavender oil experienced a significant reduction in stress levels and reduced levels of pain when hypodermic needles were inserted.
Homemade Lavender Lip Balm
Lip balm is the best way to achieve kissable lips. Most of us have almost an addiction to lip balm. We keep it at home, at work, in the car, and pretty much anywhere we might be during the day. That’s because nothing is more irritating than chapped lips and we never want to let our lips get dry and sad!
If you want soft lips that are free from redness and cracking, look no further than this homemade lavender lip balm from Overthrow Martha. Lip balm is so easy to make in your own kitchen. You’ll be left with a lip balm that has no chemicals or preservatives and works just as well as the store-bought stuff. And with added lavender essential oil, you’ll get a relaxing scent with the ability to ease irritation and increase blood flow.
What you need:
- 2 oz beeswax, chopped or grated into small pieces
- 3 oz coconut oil
- 5 drops Vitamin E oil
- 10 drops Lavender essential oil
- Lip balm tubes or tins for storage
Put it together:
- Add the beeswax and coconut oil to the top of a double boiler. Let it melt completely while you give it the occasional stir.
- Turn off the heat, but leave the pan on the stove. Add the Vitamin E and Lavender oil.
- Let cool slightly, then pour into lip balm containers. CAUTION: WILL BE VERY HOT!
- Put the containers in a cool place until completely set. Then they are ready to use!
You will love this amazing lip gloss. This recipe makes enough for about 10 containers of lip balm. Your lips will be plump and kissable after just one use. It’s cheaper than the store-bought stuff and smells better. It’s so safe and gentle that it’s great for use on kids, too! You could even turn it into a tinted lip balm by adding some natural mineral makeup at the end until you get the right color. Your lips will love you for making this wonderful homemade lip balm.