Lavender is a crowd favorite in the essential oil community. If you have more than one bottle of essential oils in your cabinet, there's a good chance one of them is lavender. It's found in countless cosmetic and hygiene products, from perfumes and lotions to soaps and cleansers. It has a fresh, floral aroma that is pure and calming. Lavender is a highly versatile oil. You can even use it to make DIY products such as soothing skin moisturizers, fragrant bath bombs, or relaxing candles.
Did you know that Young Living has three farms that grow lavender? They're located in Utah, Idaho, and all the way in France. That’s a lot of lavender! That’s because it takes 27 square feet of lavender plants to make just ONE 15-ml bottle of lavender essential oil. Pretty crazy, right? Lavender is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant. Young Living loves its community and even invites visitors to come visit their farms! How cool is that?
How It's Used
Promotes feelings of relaxation and fights tension - So many people love this product because of how effectively it soothes the mind and soul. This oil is a wonderful way to relieve stress at any level—whether at work, school, or just life in general. Put a couple of drops in the diffuser. Rub some on the back of your neck or on your wrists. Have a massage partner? Add a few drops to the massage lotion. Combine with Epsom salts for a relaxing bath. Or, simply place a drop in your hands, rub them together and take a deep breath.
Helps with a good night's sleep - Because of its calming properties, this oil helps you unwind before bed. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), seven out of ten adults in the United States that experience regular stress or anxiety say they also have trouble sleeping. When the lights are off and everything is quiet, an anxious mind will tend to run in circles and prevent you from getting a good sleep, which only increases that anxiety the next day. Time and again, however, we hear from people in our community who have discovered the calming miracle of lavender, allowing them to let go, relax, and enjoy a peaceful night's rest.
Soothes skin - lavender has also been shown to soothe skin when applied topically. Also, lavender is a great way to calm the skin after sun exposure.
Promotes youthful complexion - lavender can be used to enhance your beauty routine by adding it to face moisturizer, cleansers, lotions, and more.
Laundry - For a medium load, add 2-3 drops of lavender to a wool dryer ball. The light scent of your fresh laundry will diffuse throughout your home even as it’s drying! You can pick up wool dryer balls here on Amazon.
Tea - Add a drop of Lavender Vitality oil to your morning or evening cup of tea for an extra dose of attentiveness and relaxation.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Small glass spray bottle
2 Tablespoons Witch Hazel
6 Tablespoons of distilled water
10-15 drops of lavender essential oil (It’s a strong scent, so depends on how strong you want it to be)
Use a funnel to pour all the ingredients into the small spray bottle
Screw the top of the spray bottle on, mix gently (do not shake)
Use and enjoy!
DIY BATH SALTS
2 cups of Epsom salts
1 cup of baking soda
10-15 drops of Lavender essential oils
Simply mix the Epsom salts, baking soda, and essential oils in a bowl, then pour into a glass jar to store and distribute to loved ones!
DIY BATH BOMBS
½ cup Epsom salts
½ cup Citric acid
1 cup baking soda
¼ cup cornstarch
3 tsp of almond oil
14 drops of favorite essential oil smell/blend (Lavender, geranium, citrus fresh, eucalyptus)
Bath bomb molds
Dried rose petals/lavender/flowers (Optional)
1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk until well combined. If using dried flowers, crush into dry ingredients and mix well so it is evenly distributed.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Slowly pour the wet ingredient mixture into the large mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix very well. Feel free to use your hands to mix.
3. Once thoroughly mixed, pick up the mixture and shape it. It should feel like damp sand and should hold a shape well. If it does not, add a teaspoon of water until it feels that way. Once it holds shape, you are ready to put the mixture in the molds.
4. Fill both sides of the mold all the way and close the mold together.
5. The last step is just waiting for the bath bombs to dry and harden. Let them sit in the mold for about an hour, then you may take them out and let them air dry. Put them on a towel in a safe space. When taking the bath bombs out of the mold, you may need to do a little wiggling. Let them dry overnight and then they're ready to enjoy!