My daughters and I made homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub and they loved it so much that we made a second batch to gift their school teachers with.
We LOVE lavender! Here’s some 411 on lavender (from healthline.com for my fellow nerds 🤓):
Its name derives from the Latin root “lavare,” which literally means “to wash.”The earliest recorded use of lavender dates back to ancient Egypt. During later times, lavender became a bath additive in several regions, including Persia, ancient Greece, and Rome. These cultures believed that lavender helped purify the body and mind.
Since ancient times, lavender has been used to treat many different ailments, including:
* mental health issues
* hair loss
* skin irritations
Popular uses today:
💜 AROMATHERAPY 💜
Lavender is most commonly used in aromatherapy. The fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant is believed to help promote calmness and wellness. It’s also said to help reduce stress, anxiety, and possibly even mild pain
💜 SLEEP AID 💜
Once upon a time, lavender was recommended for people suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders. People stuffed their pillows with lavender flowers to help them fall asleep and get a better night’s rest. Today, aromatherapists use lavender to treat headaches and nervousness or restlessness. Massage therapists sometimes apply lavender oil to the skin, which might function both as a calming agent and a sleep aid. In Germany, lavender tea has been approved as a supplement to treat sleep disruptions, restlessness, and stomach irritation.
💜 SKIN CARE 💜
When applied to the skin, lavender oils have shown positive results in helping with eczema, acne, sunburns, and diaper rash.
I usually put a few drops of my lavender oil in Charleigh’s & Bryant’s baths, and apply a bit to the bottom of the kids’ feet and behind their ears before bedtime, but this sugar scrub seems to be their new FAV way to use lavender (it leaves our skin smooth and yummy smelling). If any of my local friends want to try some, I’m happy to share what I made! Come pick some up 💜.
OR, try making your own…
DIY LAVENDER SUGAR SCRUB RECIPE:
• 1/2 cup coconut oil
• 2 cups sugar
• 2 tbsp dried lavender (I order mine from Bramble Berry since I use it for soap-making as well)
• 15-20 drops lavender essential oil (here’s what I use)
Blend coconut oil and sugar together with a mixer. Add essential oil and mix again. Gently fold in dried lavender. Spoon the sugar scrub into air tight containers (I use mason jars when gifting the scrub).
Wet your hands. Rub a small amount of the sugar scrubs all over your hands and wrists. Rinse and pat dry. It’s also great for your feet, elbows and knees or to treat yourself to a spa day. Enjoy!
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