Suzette Caplin, from the Young Living Lavender Farms shows us how to enjoy the benefits of lavender in your favorite bath and beauty products.
Benefits of Lavender
Physical Health Benefits of Lavender:
• Assists the healing process for skin burns
• Induces sleep and relaxation
• Soothes aching muscles
Mental Health Benefits of Lavender:
• Reduces stress and irritability
• Balances, calms, and soothes
• Improves concentration
Synthetic, Perfume-Grade vs. Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils:
• Chemicals vs. natural oils
• Synthetic may be cheaper because diluted or adulterated
• Therapeutic-grade oils—4 Ps: plants, preparation, purity, and potency
Make-it-Yourself Beauty Recipes
2 Tbsp. baking soda
2 tsp. citric acid
8-10 drops Young Living lavender essential oil
Water in a spray bottle
Mix baking soda and citric acid in a small bowl. Spray one or two sprays of water into mixture. Stir to combine. Repeat process until mixture sticks together when compacted. Press small amounts of the mixture into small candy molds. Allow to sit for two minutes, then turn molds over and release fizzers onto wax paper. Let dry for two days or until hardened all the way through. To use: drop into warm bath water and enjoy!
Spray Air/Linen Fresheners:
Drop Young Living lavender oil into a spray bottle and fill with distilled water. Use approximately four to eight drops of Young Living lavender essential oil per four ounces of water.
Exfoliating foot/body Scrub:
¼ cup sea salt or raw sugar
¼ cup enhanced vegetable oil complex (unscented massage oil)
1-3 drops Young Living lavender essential oil
Mix ingredients well, pour into container. To use: place small amount in hand and scrub over moistened skin. Rinse off in tub or shower.
Lavender Days Event Information
Make plan to attend Lavender Days at the Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona, Utah on June 27th and 28th.
Activities include: 5K Race/Walk, Unique Products, Entertainment, Gardening Classes, Jousting, Lavender Fairy Tea Parties, Knight Parties, Western Shoot-outs, Chuck Wagon Dinner
You can find more information on the Young Living Lavender Farms by visiting their website at www.younglivingfarms.com or call toll-free at 1-800-371-0819.