Lavender…can we just slather it all over our body? It’s literally useful for almost EVERYTHING and smells absolutely divine.
Lavender embodies so many qualities we all want: relaxation, sleep, breath, self-care, beautiful skin, and calmness. Whenever you have a minute to yourself after a busy day, and want to unwind, lavender is the answer.
Here are some ways to incorporate lavender into your routines:
[ ] Integrate lavender into your bedtime routine. Sleep! Why did we resist it so much as children and now, as adults, we can’t wait to hop into bed as soon as possible?! Frequently, my mind races before bed and I can have a difficult time settling myself for sleep. Creating a bedtime routine can absolutely acclimate the body for rest. Diffuse lavender before bed as you read a book, cuddle with your partner, or read bedtime stories to your little ones. Apply 1:1 lavender + carrier oil to the bottoms of your feet. Make a lavender linen spray to freshen your pillows and sheets, or those of loved ones who also need to go to sleep (ahem, little children). The calming aroma will send you straight to counting sheep!
[ ] Add lavender to your baths. Create a home spa day! Once you fill the tub with hot water, add in a few drops of lavender. Or make a DIY epsom salt bath to detoxify and relax your achy muscles. Ah, sweet relaxation!
[ ] Use a lavender as part of your beauty routine. Gimme all the lavender when it comes to cosmetics! Lavender is appropriate for all skin types and contains properties that help purify the skin, regulate sebum production, and stimulate cell growth. Use a few drops with some of your favorite cosmetics: moisturizer, shampoo, body lotion, and so-on. Make your own facial mask, such as my DIY Detoxifying Essential Oil Mask. Add a drop of lavender in your mascara or conditioner to promote healthy hair growth.
[ ] Incorporate lavender into a massage. I am a sucker for massages and it’s one of my vices! Unwind with a soothing lavender massage by adding a couple drops to massage oil or carrier oil. Self-massage your neck and shoulders or bribe someone to massage your whole body.
[ ] Use lavender in the kitchen. Did someone say lavender mojito? Um, I’ll be riiiight there! When I hear lavender used as ingredient in foods or drinks, all of the sudden it feels like a treat, both decadent and delicate at the same time. Remember less is more in the kitchen, so experiment with a drop or even dab a tooth pick in the oil and then swirl into whatever your making. Baked goods…jams and jellies…ice cream and sorbets…lemonade. (Please invite me over and I’ll be a happy taste tester to whatever you make…kay, thanks!)
What are your favorite ways to use lavender oil? Comment below!
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