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Lavender

Soothing and calming properties are wonderful for relaxing and reducing stress for the family after a particularly rough day. Is also used as an insect repellant


Lavender Bath Bombs

4 c Epsom Salts
2 c Sea Salts
1 c Nonfat Powdered Milk
2 c Oatmeal Finely, Ground
40 Drops EO Of Lavender

Lavender essential oil is reassuring, soporific, and is often the first choice of aromatherapists for treating emotional or mental stress. It also reduces muscular pain, whether from illness or physical exertion, and soothes the skin.
Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, sieve if you wish, then add the lavender 10 drops at a time, thoroughly mix it through. Do this 4 times, so that the lavender essential oil is distributed.


Lavender Dusting Powder

1/3 c White Kaolin Powder
1/3 c Arrowroot Powder
1/3 c Cornstarch
4 Drops EO Of Lavender
4 Drops EO Of Clary Sage
4 Drops EO Of Mandarin

Combine ingredients in blender. Add oils and blend. Put in shaker or jar with powder puff.

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Lavender Oat Mask

1/2 c Whole Oatmeal, Ground
6 Drops EO Of Lavender

Mix all well. It's recommended that you add the essential oil before you grind the oats in a blender or food processor. You can add up to 12 drops per mix if you like a stronger fragrance mask. Lavender is great for the skin and one of the most 'safe' of the essential oils to use directly on the skin.
This recipe is great because you can cater to your skin type. For each mask you will need 2 tablespoons of your mix.


Normal skin type: add enough whole milk to make a thick paste Oily skin type: add enough water to make a thick paste

Dry skin type: Add whole fresh cream to make a thick paste. Smooth mask over the whole face avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse. Rinsing is easiest when you use a warm cloth to soak and soften the mask before gently removing the mask.

Add a few drops of Lavender oil to the wax of a burning candle. The heat will diffuse the scent. Add several drops to water in a squirt bottle to make a quick air spray.