5 Simple Lavender DIY Projects

Also known as Lavandula Officinalis, lavender flowers/buds come from the plant family Lamiaceae (which also include mints) and have a variety of uses. They are very aromatic, and they maintain full aroma when in dry form. In terms of texture, they are dry but not crunchy. The flower buds are extremely light, so a small quantity will go a long way. The small buds originate from the flowers that bloom from late spring to early autumn and have a rich purple color. – See more here

1. Relaxing Lavender Body Scrub

We tend to put a lot of wear and tear on our bodies whether it be from a stressful job, running after kids, fitness activities or simply overextending ourselves. At the end of a week, our bodies are begging us to take a few minutes and rejuvenate with a soothing, relaxing lavender body scrub. In just a few minutes you can create an easy homemade scrub that will leave your skin moisturized and revitalized with the added calming benefit from lavender.

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What you’ll need

  • 2 cups epsom salt (or sea salt)
  • 1 cup jojoba oil (or any non-comedogenic oil e.g. )
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • ¼ cup dried lavender buds
  • Jar

How to

Combine all ingredients together in a glass bowl, mix properly with wooden spoon. Scoop into jars and store in a cool, dark place. You can adjust the recipe for lesser or more quantities

To use, wet your body with a bit of water, scoop the scrub with your fingers and apply generously on the skin and proceed to scrub to your satisfaction paying close attention to your Knees and Elbows. Once done, rinse off then take a bath or a shower.

I absolutely love this scrub it left my body feeling so loved and I can’t wait for the next time I get to use it.

Enjoy!

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Source: Cambria

2. Lavender Tub Tea Bags

Lavender can help you relax — which makes it a great ingredient for a little sachet to drop in the water when you’re drawing a bath. These sweet pouches of “tub tea” are wonderful hostess gifts.

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What You’ll need

  • 1 cup whole dried oats
  • 1 cup lavender buds
  • 1/2 cup coarse Sea salt
  • 1/2 cup fine Sea salt
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • Muslin pouches

How to

  1. Blend oats in food processor or blender (mill) until powdery. (This is known as colloidal oatmeal; you can also buy prepared colloidal oatmeal at drugstores.)

  2. In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup colloidal oatmeal with lavender buds and both salts. Mix in essential oil.

  3. Scoop mixture into pouches, about 1/4 cup in each bag; tie tightly.

     

Just drop one or two in the bathtub and enjoy a tranquil bath.

Source: Martha Stewart

3. Lavender Bud Sachets

Sachets are very easy to make. I love to use vintage hankies or vintage fabric to create mine. However, you can use most any fabric to make a wonderful Sachet. I use heavy cotton to construct the Lavender bud bag for the bath.

What you’ll need

  • Piece of cloth cut in a square e.g. hankie, tulle, chiffon, any piece of cloth from old clothes
  • Yarn or string

Method

  1. Place the square piece of cloth flat.
  2. Pour some Lavender buds in the middle.
  3. Hold each corner of the square up and bring them together at the top.
  4. Take your length of string or yarn and tie tightly between the center of the cloth and the ends you’ve held at the top.
  5. There you go!

You can throw these around the house, use as a bath tea bag, hang it somewhere near a doorway, in your car etc.

4. Carpet Freshener

Have you ever considered making your own carpet freshener? Actually it’s is easy to do, plus homemade carpet freshener contains no harmful chemicals.

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What you’ll need

1 cup baking soda

2 tbsp Lavender Buds (ground)

How to

Mix the buds with the baking soda. Sprinkle a small amount to carpet, wait 30 minutes, vacuum. The scent will be light, not overpowering as many store bought brands. The Lavender will also help deodorize that stale vacuum odor. The scent will be noted the next time you use your vacuum cleaner.

5. Lavender Sugar Scrub

If you’ve never made a sugar scrub, you are in for a treat. They are the best thing ever to restore moisture to dry hands or feet. I always use sugar scrub on my hands after doing labor intensive chores. It really does work miracles on abused hands.

Source: On Sutton Place

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What You’ll need

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons lavender buds
  • 10 to 15 drops drops lavender essential oil

How to

Combine sugar and coconut oil in a large bowl. Stir until completely mixed together. Add lavender buds and lavender essential oil. Stir again. Package in air-tight containers.

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Do enjoy the goodness of Organic Tranquility of Lavender

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