Monday, January 19, 2015

DIY Lavender Salve...





Valentine's Day is fast approaching
and what better gift to give than 
some homemade lavender salve.

Here's what you'll need to make your own:
1/4 c. dried lavender flowers
5-7 drops lavender oil
2 Tbsp. grated beeswax
1/2 c. olive oil
Small round containers


First, grate or shave 2 Tbsp. beeswax.
(I used my knife and just shaved the bar of beeswax)
Set aside for later instructions.


Pour olive oil into a heavy saucepan and 
add in your 1/4 c. dried lavender flowers.
Stir to combine.  
Warm slowly over low heat.
Once warm, turn off heat and let sit for 20 minutes.


Place cheesecloth over a glass measuring cup 
and secure it with rubber band.
Strain the lavender oil and flowers.  
Remove the rubber band and squeeze
 excess liquid from the cloth.


Put a few inches of water into a large saucepan,
Place the cup of lavender oil 
(that's in your glass measuring cup)
into the pan.
Add in your 2 Tbsp. of grated beeswax.
Warm slowly over low heat.


Now add in your 5-7 drops of lavender oil.
Let the oil and beeswax sit in water and stir 
occasional until the beeswax has melted.
This step takes about 10 minutes or so.


Once the beeswax has melted, pour the oil
 into your clean containers.
Allow to cool completely before putting lids on.


Make pretty labels and give as gifts or keep for yourself!


This will store for up to 6 months.


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Did you know that Lavender Oil has so many health benefits?
Well here is something I found online to show you what they are:


Pretty amazing, I think!

I always try to use the "All Natural" method 
first before having to go see a doctor.

We use our lavender salve for many 
boo-boos, cuts and bruises.

I used it under my nose, around my ears
 and on my chest while I was sick.

Lavender is one of those smells
 that remind me of Joy and Happiness
and who doesn't want that?!

Do you use essential oils?
If so what do you use yours for?

I also made a sore muscle rub
and I included into the essential oils:
Wintergreen
Myrtle
Basil
Marjoram

We really LOVE this one too!

I hope you all give both of these a try!


Have a wonderful day, Friends!

In His Grace,






8 comments:

JES said...

I love anything lavender! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I am sure it smells divine and will have to try this! :)

JES said...

I love anything lavender! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I am sure it smells divine and will have to try this! :)

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I will say I have enjoyed this salve very much! I have shared this on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing this salve recipe!
I just love the smell and healing properties from Lavendar!
Always, Roxy

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Thanks for sharing your method of making lavender salve! I can't wait to try this recipe. I am ordering some lavender essential oil, and this will be on my to-do list!

Pam Phelps said...

ahhh this is right up my alley. I can't wait to give this a try. I already have the beeswax, lavender and olive oil… Thanks for sharing; I love it.
Have a great week.
Love and blessings,
Pam

Laura Lane said...

I've been having symptoms of extreme anxiety. While praying for me Sunday, my pastor told me I should try lavendar oil. I've never used oils like that. Monday morning we went to the herb shop and got lavender oil, almond oil, and a little bottle with a dropper. We mixed it and I've been using it on my wrists, the sides of my neck and the base of my throat. I'm feeling calmer.

Would this salve do the same?

Ceil said...

Hi Amy! Lavender is one fragrance I can still tolerate. This salve looks easy to make, and I was wondering what you used it for...then you wrote that too. Thanks!

For me, it would do double duty. Make me feel good, and make me smell good too! When I get up on my feet in a month or two, I really should try this. The recipe looks really non-allergenic too.
Blessings on this overcast January day,
Ceil

JES said...

Good morning Amy! Just wanted to let you know that this lovely post was *featured* this week at the Art of Home-Making Mondays. Thank you for sharing with us and hope to have you over again this week :)

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