It has been told that Lavender was one of the sweetest
scents in the Garden of Eden. Lavender is one of the safest
most widely used and versatile perennial herbs. It is the oil most
associated with healing skin irritations because it simulates the cells of injured skin to heal quickly and smoothly. Use it for acne, bruises, insect bites for its anti-bacterial qualities.
The scent is also calming
so soak it in your tub or foot bath, or put some under your
pillow in an old sock for a restful sleep.
You can even mix dried lavender in your food processor
with baking soda for a wonderful smelling
natural carpet de-odorizer. Or, mix a little lavender oil
into your favorite body creme.
How to Make Lavender Oil at Home - a basic lavender oil recipe
(commercial oil is distilled, which is too difficult at home)
Fill a mason jar with lavender stems, leaves and flowers
that have been lightly crushed. Stuff them in tighly.
Pour olive oil , sunflower oil or almond oil to the top and let sit
in a dark area for at least three weeks.
Be sure to shake the jar every couple of days.
Then, strain and place into an air tight container.
*Using this method to make lavender oil within the confines of
one's home requires no elaborate distilling process
and the oil is authentic in its composition;
It also serves as massage oil with soothing and rejuvenating properties.
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