There are a number of DIY projects you can undertake while using lavender essential oil. These products will be much more versatile than anything you’ll find on a store shelf and because you made it yourself you will know exactly what’s in it. Take a look:

Cuticle Cream

This recipe is perfect for the winter months, when the frigid air can cause cracks and dry spots on your skin. This homemade cream will make your nails healthier and your skin moisturized. It can also be applied to your lips, hands or any area where dry spots appear. The ingredients for this recipe include seven drops of lavender essential oil (Myrrh oil can also be used as a substitute), two tablespoons of Shea butter, one tablespoon of fractionated Coconut Oil, and one tablespoon of beeswax.

The Shea butter, fractionated coconut oil and beeswax should be combined in a glass container. Then the mixture should be put in a saucepan with about 1 inch of water which is boiling. Stir the mixture for about five minutes, until it melts, then take it from the heat and allow it to sit for about three minutes. Put in the essential oils and then stir, and once this is done you will want to place it into a container and let it harden, which will take about three hours.

Heating Pad

Heating pads make a wonderful gift, especially during the winter months as they can promote relaxation while soothing muscles which are sore. When combined with essential oils such as lavender they will provide aromatherapy. For a basic heating pad, you will need three cups of rice or flaxseed, lavender oil and a dress sock or tube. You would place the rice or flaxseed into the sock or tube, tie it into a knot, then place it in a microwave for three minutes and then throw in two drops of essential oil.

Baby Powder

Babies have very delicate skin which certain chemicals can irritate. It is for this reason that many mothers choose this DIY baby powder recipe. It is talc free and safe, and will keep the baby’s skin smooth and soft.

You’ll need ½ cup of Arrowroot powder, two drops of lavender oil, ½ cup of corn starch, ¼ cup of oats which are finely grounded, and one drop of Roman Chamomile essential oil. You will want to mix it thoroughly in a shaker bottle, and then apply it. In case you don’t have any oats which are finely grounded on hand, you could place the other ingredients in a blender and mix them until they become fine. Arrowhead powder can be found in many health food stores.

These three projects are just a few of the things that can be made with lavender oil. This is a very diverse substance which has the ability to alleviate tension, disinfect the skin and scalp, and reduce pain. It has also been found to enhance blood circulation and assist those who are suffering from respiratory problems. So, try these DIY projects yourself and let us know the results!