Lavender oil's anti-inflammatory properties reduce itching and redness of the skin. Being an antispasmodic, it helps calm stressed muscles. It's therapeutic properties heal minor cuts, scrapes, and scratches. It is the preferred oil for a soothing massage, foot rub, and bath water. Prepare the oil at home with fresh lavender to avoid toxins in commercially available oils.
Okay, the lavender is starting to bloom; you know what that means, right?
Yep, time to make lavender oil! Infused herbal oils are the most used natural remedy in my household.
Commercial Oils Are Not Natural
When I first started studying herbal medicine many years ago, making herbal oils was the first thing that I fell in love with. I had always loved oils and lotions, but when I learned about what was in all the standard body oils I was really shocked.
I couldn’t believe that thousands of chemicals were unregulated and allowed in our body care products. Even the stuff that said ‘natural’ wasn’t so natural….. I was so excited to learn that there was an easy alternative.
So fast forward, 25 years of making and using my own herbal oils … of all the natural remedies that I teach about, herbal oils are hands-down the single most popular remedy that my students love to make and use the most.
Healing herbal oils are awesome, they aren’t just for when you are beginning to build your natural remedy tool kit; they are for anyone at any stage in their herbal and wellness journey.
Not talking about essential oils here, I am talking about handcrafted, made from scratch, inexpensively in your own kitchen, infused healing herbal oils.
Make Your Own Herbal Healing Oil
Making your own handcrafted herbal oils is also the single best way that I know of to really get inspired to use natural ingredients to moisturize your skin and avoid the harmful, hormone disrupting, skin damaging and toxic ingredients found in body oils and body care products that wreak havoc on your hormones and your health.
Making your own luscious, healing body oils is EASY! There are many ways to make infused herbal oils and lots of different considerations, depending on which herb you use.
Today, I am going to walk you step by step in how to make a very simple infused lavender oil.
Benefits Of Lavender Oil
You are going to love this herbal oil; it has so many great home uses.
- It’s is anti-inflammatory so it reduces itching and redness on the skin.
- It is antispasmodic, so it helps calm the muscles.
- It also has a rejuvenating and uplifting effect on the mind.
- It is a vulnerary herb and is the perfect oil for healing up minor cuts, scrapes, and scratches.
So I use it in the bath a lot! Infused lavender oil is also my favorite massage oil, especially for the feet! It’s the massage therapists dream and the Mother’s Little Helper all wrapped up in one oil.
Ready to activate the healing power of handcrafted herbal oils in your home?
Follow along with me in this video and let’s make some lavender oil!