Ingredient of the Month
There is something magical about the scent of Lavender. Floral and Sweet – but not overly so – with hints of herbal notes. It immediately induces a sense of calm and wellbeing. Both the flowers and essential are extremely versatile. The can be used in food and drinks, cleaners, room mists, body and bath care, skin care and more!
Lavender oil has been revered for centuries. The Egyptians and Romans utilized it for bathing, relaxing, cooking and perfume. It can be taken internally, diffused, or used topically. It soothes the senses, as well as the skin.
In the bath it can help soak away stress and tension. It can be applied to the temples or neck, wrists or feet, for further relaxation and to relieve headache pain and tension. Post bath, it can be applied to the body for further relaxing and muscle tonic benefits.
Can be added to soaks & sugar scrubs to scent and exfoliate.
A few flowers in a spray mister can help freshen up and add tranquility to a room or spritzed on linens for a relaxing nights sleep, and sachets can be made to freshen up drawers or closets.
Springs of lavender can be added to drinks, both hot and cold, (think lemonade, hot or iced tea, and coffee) and the flowers can be added to both sweet and savory dishes (think cookies and brownies, icecream, or goat cheese and salads) for flavor, scent, and a dash of color.
In Skin Care
Lavender is such an amazing tonic!
It is a potent antioxidant and can help increase collagen production – so can help protect and repair your skin from free radical damage. It is also anti inflammatory – so it is excellent at soothing and calming the skin. It can help with rosacea, redness, breakouts, sun burn and damage, and lightens and brightens the skin, reducing the appearance of age spots, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation.
Thoughtfully put together and crafted.
I utilize organic lavender in a variety of my products. I utilize the flowers in foot soaks and facial steams, my Lavender Lemon Sugar Scrub, and the inspire bath bomb. I blend Lavender essential oil my Nourish Body Oil, the Renew Facial and the Lavender Lemon Eye drops.
In the Botanical Apothecary this month we are using Lavender to create our very own self care bath and body treats!
Lavender Sugar Scrub
Lavender Salt Soak
Lavender Massage Oil
Lavender Bath Tea
Lavender Facial Oil
Lavender Room and Linnen Spray