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DIY Beauty: Lavender Hand Salve

Posted by Alexandra C. | Wednesday September 4, 20139 comments

Lately, I've been obsessed with all things lavender. Have you noticed? It's just such a soothing, relaxing scent and it brings me to my happy place. I cannot get enough of it. With fall right around the corner, my hands have been getting drier and this is seriously putting me in an unhappy place. 

To solve both these issues, I have found an excellent DIY for a lavender scented hand salve. Extra moisturizing and hydrating, this thick salve is great for chapped hands or eczema and wonderful for those with a green thumb! 

Want to learn how to make this delightful lavender cream? 

Here's what you'll need:

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup dried lavender
1/4 cup dried chamomile
2 Tbsp beeswax (grated)
4-5 drops lavender essential oil

3-4 drops of any combination of chosen oils (try eucalyptus) 

Start by placing your coconut (or olive) oil in a saucepan on low-med heat. Add lavender and chamomile. Stir to mix until warm. Lower heat and let it sit to infuse for 20 minutes.

Over a glass measuring cup, secure a cheesecloth with rubberbands. Pour your flower and oil mixture over top of this. Once you have collected all the flowers, pick up in cheesecloth and squeeze out. 

Secure cheesecloth over glass measuring cup with rubberbands.

Pour oil and flowers onto cheesecloth. Let oil drain into cup. Once the flowers are done dripping and have cooled enough to handle, squeeze excess oil from flowers into cup. You can toss out your old flowers and cheesecloth. 

In a saucepan, fill with water to equal or exceed oil level in cup. Place on stove over medium heat with glass cup inside. Add beeswax to oil in measuring cup. Stir until wax is completely melted. Stir in essential oils and turn off heat.

Pour into small, airtight containers for storage. Let cool before putting on lid. 

(via flightsofdelight.com)
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on October 26, 2013  wendyroy  25,293 said:

Sounds like a weekend project..rainy days make me want to keep busy, and doing something that will help these hands make it all that more appealing. I'm not a big lavender fan, so I think I'll experiment with other essential oils.

on September 09, 2013  xhiao1994  9,828 said:

pinned! <3

on September 08, 2013  Bren  25,446 said:

So funny I just picked up beeswax and lavender and comfrey to make a healing salve..I have the coconut oil already.

Great minds think alike Alex...LOL

on September 05, 2013  smiley_gen  9,740 said:

Interesting... I will pin it for later! :)

on September 05, 2013  jmca  9,045 said:

I love lavender as well

on September 05, 2013  Granola Girl  2,936 said:

Hmm....I might actually give this a try this winter! It would make lovely Christmas gifts/stocking stuffers!

on September 05, 2013  imfeehily  8,865 said:


on September 05, 2013  Lynn hall  3,007 said:

Thanks for this it's simple and my hands need all the help they can get!

on September 04, 2013  takoda  28,648 said:

This sounds really nice and easy to make, thanks.

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