Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Marvelous Uses of #2: Lavender

Hey everyone! So this is the second part of my mini-series for "marvelous" and unexpected beauty uses from common products that are from your kitchen, or easy to find. The reason I chose lavender for my second product is because here in New Mexico (where I'm vacationing now) the farmer's market I went to had so much lavender! I've always loved it, but rediscovered my love (lol) at the farmer's market because there are so many ways to use it. My favorite thing about it is that with many scents (even ones I love) if I smell it too much it gives me a headache, yet even smelling the pure bundles of lavender I didn't get one! I also chose this because it's scent is known to be very calming and with school and all the stress that comes with it starting up again I thought it may be useful. So enough of my boring babbling here are the uses I chose! 

1) Perfume, Room Spray,etc.: This is obvious, but I absolutely love the scent! And if u buy it in a bundle, it gives a really nice subtle scent; and if you buy the essential oil or a spray you can build up it's intensity. 

2) Bath Oil: Adding a few drops to your bath for a calming and soothing soak. 

3) Sunburn Soother: Add a few drops of essential oil, mix with water and spray on your end-of-summer sunburn to soothe it 

4) Redness Reducer: If you have a red pimple, place a few drops on it to calm the redness 

5) Soap, Lotions, etc.: I'm lazy so I prefer buying instead of making lol but I found a quite simple recipe for making lavender soap so if you try it out lemme know how it works out: 
  • 8 tablespoons boiling water
  • 10 tablespoons finely grated castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons dried and crushed lavender flower petals
  • 4 drops of lavender oil
Crush the flower petals until they are powdery. Melt the soap in the bowling water in a double boiler. Stir it frequently until it is smooth and melted. Remove from heat, and stir in the crushed flower petals. Pour into a bottle and keep covered. Source:

Thanks for reading:) 


  1. I love lavender. I have burning oils and essential oils. I do add a few drops to my daughter's bath...but i think she got used to it because she is immune lol, but she loves it and it does relax her/me...but too much can definitely be overwhelming.

    One tip: I usually sprinkle 3 drops of lavender essential oil onto both sides of my pillows, then I put on the pillowcase. The smell is subtle and sooooooo calming! when you crawl into bed ans sniff the is heavenly and not overpoweing.

  2. ahhh...lavender is for sleep!
    great post..thanks so much..I may just make the soap!

  3. thanks for reading/the tips aranza and icosmeticRN!!!!

  4. this was very helpful. and i love your makeup post below. :)

    i follow your blog now; feel free to check out my site and follow me too.

  5. thanks so much cheryl! i'll follow for sure:)

  6. THANKS :)
    Aw, i love your blog-design *_'

  7. WoW
    ur Blog iss cool
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  8. This is an amazing entry! I always love discovering the uses of plants and herbs. Lavender is definitely one of my favourite for all the different properties it has got.
    I am now following your blog.

  9. i feel the same way! thanks catanya!!