My Mom recently returned from a trip to India, as part of the trip she visited a plantation were they grow herbs and spices, she bought be back a lovely bottle of lavender essential Oil and I wanted to make something with it that really showcased the smell and the properties of the lavender alone. This Indian lavender oil is unmistakably lavender, but it has a hot, dry undertone and I may even stretch to say slightly spices scent that creates a subtle difference to oils I usually use. The lavender oil I use the most is actually grown in Croatia.
Lavender is well-known for its relaxing, anti-bacterial qualities and combined with the coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax this makes a deeply moisturising and comforting balm. This is an excellent ‘night time’ balm, gently rubbed on the pulse points at bed time to combat insomnia and stress. It can also be used on sun burn, and minor cuts and grazes as well as rubbing into tired and aching muscles. It is also safe enough to use on children, as lavender is very gentle.
This makes 100g, I have 100g tins I ordered from the Internet and it fills one of them comfortably. It will keep for up to 6 months if kept in a cool place, if it got very warm it may soften slightly, so don’t store near a radiator or sunny window.
- 55g Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp Almond Oil
- 1 tbsp Beeswax
- 30 drops of Lavender
- Melt the coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax in a bain marie.
- When they are fully melted, turn the heat off and wait for the mixture to begin to cool.
- Tip into the sterilised container safety (you can sterilise by placing in the oven or in boiling water).
- As the mixture cools gently stir in the essential oils.
- Leave to cool.
- When completely cool, rub on pulse points for a sleep balm, sunburn or sites of aching muscles, minor cuts and grazes.