9 Ways to Use Dried Lavender for Skin Care & Self-Care

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THE 9 WAYS TO USE DRIED LAVENDER

HELLO HONEYS!

The use of lavender is common in skincare and body care products.

Lavender has an aroma that most people love. It does smell good, but one of the reasons it’s so pleasant it’s because of its calming effect.

What to do with actually dried lavender, you ask? Boys and girls, there are so many things to do with it! It’s time for some easy DIY recipes and products!

Lavender has more benefits than you think, and there are multiple ways to use it.

THE BENEFITS OF LAVENDER

Lavender has many benefits besides its soothing and pleasant scent:

  • It slows down your brain waves
  • It relaxes your body and encourages sleep
  • Reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Reduce stress
  • It purifies the air
  • Help with pimples
  • Soothes skin burns
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Reduce menstrual cramps and some symptoms of menopause
  • Lessen the symptoms of asthma
  • It’s surprisingly a great pain reliever
  • Great for flavouring food

SO WHAT TO DO WITH DRIED LAVENDER?

HERE ARE 9 GREAT IDEAS AND HOW TO USE/MAKE/PREPARE THEM!

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1. LAVENDER INFUSED OIL

Now that you know the numerous benefits of lavender, don’t you just want to butter yourself from head to toe with it?

If you agree, well, making lavender-infused oil is the answer!

What you will need:

  • ¾ cup of organic dried lavender flower buds
  • 1 cup of carrier oil of your choice
  • A glass jar for preparing the mixture
  • A sieve or cheesecloth (or both)
  • A second glass jar (about a cup) with a secure lid to store the infused oil

CARRIER OILS

I recommend choosing from the oils below.

But pick your favorite carrier oil that your skin and hair love!

These oils are all fantastic for the skin, hair, and body. They are rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and will keep your hair and skin moisturized.

  • Jojoba oil
  • Argan oil
  • Grapeseed
  • Almond oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • Coconut oil

THE DIRECTIONS

  • STEP 01  Add the dried lavender to a jar
  • STEP 02  Pour the oil and submerge all the lavender in the jar
  • STEP 03 Screw the lid on
  • STEP 04  Let the mixture marinate from 2-4 weeks
  • STEP 05  Separate the infused oil from the lavender with the sieve or cheesecloth
  • STEP 06 Enjoy and butter yourself in lavender-infused oil

The same can be done using blooming rose petals and dried rose petals to make rose-infused oil; check out the different Recipes.

2. LAVENDER INFUSED BODY SCRUB

After making your bomb-ass lavender-infused oil, you can use it to moisturize your face, your body, your hair and your scalp. But sis, you can also use some of this oil to make a body scrub!!!

What you will need:

  • ½ cups of Epsom salt or brown sugar (read below to choose which is better for you)
  • ½ cup baking soda or sea salt (whichever you already have at home)
  • 1 cup of lavender-infused oil
  • 5-7 drops of lavender essential oil

SALT SCRUB

Using salts make a strong scrub. They are great for the dry and rough area (elbow, knees, the callus on your hand and feet). They also remove toxins from the body.

SUGAR SCRUB

On the other hand, sugar scrubs make gentle scrub. They are perfect for sensitive skin and area where the skin is thinner, like the face, neck and lips.

Both salts and sugars are great for exfoliating the skin by removing dead skin cells. Exfoliation should be done 1-2x a week, depending on your skin type. That’s for your face and your body too (put that exfoliating glove down missy!).

THE DIRECTIONS (for 2-3 use)

  • STEP 01 Mix the Epsom salt, baking soda in a large bowl
  • STEP 02 In another container, mix the infused oil with the essential oil
  • STEP 03 Add the oil mixture to the salt mixture and mix everything together
  • STEP 04  Transfer the scrub mixture to a glass container for storage
  • STEP 05  Screw the lid on and let the mixture marinate for a few days to a one week
  • STEP 06  Schedule some me-time and get your scrub on!

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3. HOMEMADE BATH SOAK SALT

Do you take baths? If so, here is how to make DIY bath salt to make your bath time more enjoyable.

What you will need:

  • 1 cup Epson salt
  • ¾ cup pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • ½ cup of organic dried lavender
  • 5-7 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 tbsp penetrating oil (optional) or your lavender-infused oil
  • A bathtub with warm water 😝, a book or your favorite music playlist

PENETRATING OILS

Here are some great oils that penetrate the skin while you’re soaking in your bath.

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil

THE DIRECTIONS

  • STEP 01 Mix the Epsom salt, Himalayan salt and baking soda in a large bowl
  • STEP 02 Crush the dried lavender while adding it to the salt mixture
  • STEP 03 Mix the carrier oil with the essential oil drops in another container
  • STEP 04 Add the oil mixture to the salt mixture and mix properly
  • STEP 05 Transfer the mixture to a glass container for storage
  • STEP 06 Let the mixture marinate for a few days to a one week
  • STEP 07 Schedule some self-care time and get your soak on!

Using salt is great for shelf life. Your body scrub and bath salt can last up to 2 years. Just make sure to keep it in a cool and dry place.

4. SMUDGE STICK WITH DRIED LAVENDER

If you’re not sure what they are, smudge sticks are bundles of dry herbs and flowers.

Smudge sticks are used to cleanse the environment (of a home or object), get rid of bad energy and improve your mood.

They can be made of sage, laurel, rosemary, thyme, frankincense, myrrh, lemon balm, and lavender. The herbs and flowers are wrapped and tied together with a string.

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Sage is an aromatic plant. It’s a popular plant often used to make smudge sticks.

Sage burning has Native American roots and involves a powerful ritual to cleanse your house or space. It is said to help with healing some diseases and also develop wisdom.

5. SLEEPING AID

We know that lavender is excellent for enhancing sleep.

One way to use it is to stuff small sachets with dried lavender and put it in your pillowcase.

You can also buy Lavender Sachet already done!

You can also place the sachets in your laundry room and your drawers so you can enjoy the scent of lavender and purify the air.

6. POTPOURRI

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Potpourri are a mix of dried petals and spices. You can place them in a pretty vase and have an instant home decoration.

Just like flowers, potpourri gives a lovely fragrance to the room.

Dried lavender are also great for wedding decoration and wedding favors.

7. COOKING WITH DRIED LAVENDER

Dried lavender for cooking? 🤔 Hummmm…

Cooking is not my expertise; I’m better at lifting my fork and chewing!

To my surprise, you can cook some yummy snacks with dried lavender.

Here are 3 fun recipes that has dried lavender.

Here’s a yummy macarons recipe that has French lavender.

You’re Welcome!

8. LAVENDER TEA: IT’S TEA TIME!

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Here an easy way to make lavender tea at home.

What you will need is:

THE DIRECTIONS

  • STEP 01 Put the dried lavender in the filter bag
  • STEP 02 Steep the filled filer bag in hot water for 5-8 minutes
  • STEP 03 Enjoy your tea with some biscuits and a book

9. LAVENDER VINEGAR

Using vinegar is terrific as an all-purpose cleaner.

You can infuse the vinegar with herbs, flowers and fruit peels. Of course, we will be using dried lavender.

What you will need is:

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • ¼ of dried lavender (doesn’t have to be dried actually)
  • Glass jar or bottle (at 250 ml)
  • A sieve

THE DIRECTIONS

  • STEP 01 Put the dried lavender in the glass jar
  • STEP 02 Then pour the vinegar
  • STEP 03 Let the mixture marinate for 2-4 weeks in a cool and dry place
  • STEP 04 Be patient!
  • STEP 05 Separate the vinegar from the lavender with the sieve
  • STEP 06 Clean your house and hopefully kill covid-19 😷

You can do the same infusing steps with orange peel, lemon peel and rosemary.

WHERE TO BUY DRIED LAVENDER?

Here is where you can buy dried lavender and other useful ingredients for your DIY beauty/self-care products for now and for later 😉.

Like dried lavender, dried rose petals are great for making infused oil, body scrub and bath salt.

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I hope you enjoyed this post 💜!

Let me know the comments which recipes you would love to try!

HAVE A LOVELY DAY, HONEYS!

Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed below are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission.

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