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DIY Wax Melts

Wax Melts and Burners seem to be everywhere these days.. I like them because you can enjoy a scented candle without smoke or soot….just be sure you place them where you curious pets or kids can’t reach them – I keep mine on the mantle, which might not work if I had cats.

Mason Jar Style Wax Warmer

It’s easy to make your own wax melts with what ever scent you prefer. These directions are for lavender

For supplies : You need a 4 cup glass or plastic measuring cup (microwave safe ) and silicone molds – any shape or design you choose, but not too big. Look for the candy sized molds

Silicone Candy Molds

For Ingredients: 2 cups of soy wax flakes, 100 drops of lavender essential oil, lavender flower buds (optional)

To make: Melt Soy Flakes in the measuring cup in the microwave.. Start with 3 minutes, stir, and continue heating at 30 second intervals until completely melted and wax liquifies. Add the drops of essential oil and continue to mix. Slowly pour into silicone molds – 3/4 full – If desired add lavender buds to each melt – use a chopstick to sink buds if needed. Wait 2 hours for melts to harden – you can put in the refrigerator if you want to harden faster. Pop out carefully to use.

To Use: In a traditional warmer put on top and wait for melt….I use a silicone cupcake liner to hold the wax melt – to make clean up easier

Use a mini silicone cupcake liner to hold the wax melt for easier clean up

You can also put wax melts in mason jars with vented lids to keep in the car as air freshener – or place on a sunny window sill.

Wax Melt in a Vented Mason Jar – place in cup holder in the car or on a Mug Warmer in the House
Wax Melts in a Mini Mason Jar Salt Shaker. For your car or Window Sill or place on a mug warmer
For a DIY Warmer – Place the vented Mason Jar on a Mug Warmer which you can find on line or in CVS

Mason Jar electric warmer. I have seen these at Cabelas, Loews and Home Depot
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DIY Fire Starters

For Fire places and Fire pits

Your gorgeous bunch of lavender – is starting to shed – You keep wiping up buds from the table – What to do? Add fragrance to your next fire.

Fire Starter Bundles in a Bag

There are two ways to go – use a small paper bag and crumble the remainder of your bunch into the bag and tie with a string – throw in with your kindling.

Alternatively, tie the bundle with cotton string into a tight small cord and throw in with your kindling

Tied Bunch for Fire Starter
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Lavender and Rice DIYs

Scrap Fabric – cotton or flannel work well – Plain Regular White Rice (not instant or quick cooking), Lavender Buds and Lavender Oil are all you need.

Generally, we mix 3-4 cups of rice with 1 cup of lavender buds and 10 drops of lavender oil for filling

Use what you have….no lavender buds – just use the oil – no lavender oil? Stop by our stand or use the fragrance of your choice.

For most projects face 2 pieces of fabric with right side facing. Sew 3 sides to make a pouch – hand or machine – or fabric glue – Leave one side open to fill the pouch and then sew the final side – Don’t over fill – you want it to about ¾ full at most.

For a heating pad sew a 15 x 30” pouch

For Hand Warmers 5” squares – you can use precut quilting fat quarter bundles –

For Eye Pillows – 5” x 10” pouch

Don’t want to sew? – Fill a clean/new sock and tie off the top. Baby socks from the dollar store are a good size for hand warmers

All of these are personal preference – Feel free to adjust filling and fabric measurements as you see fit and relax:)

TO USE: Microwave in 1 minute increments for warm therapy. Pop in the freezer for a couple of hours for cold therapy.

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Lavender Eye Pillows

Our lavender eye pillows are filled with lavender buds and flax seed.

Hot and Cold Therapy

You can heat in the microwave for 10 minutes or Place in the freezer for a couple of hours before use. Directions are on the label.

Help relieve migraines, headaches, anxiety, stress and insomnia. Take it to Yoga or Meditation sessions. Keep one on your nightstand

Lavender Tranquility

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DIY Lavender Infused Oil

It’s easier to infuse your favorite carrier oil with lavender than you might imagine. 1)First decide what kind of oil you want to use. This is your own personal preference – Fractionated Coconut Oil, Avocado, Grape seed, Almond, Jojoba or Extra Virgin Olive Oil are all good options. You can even mix oils if you want. I use Jojoba oil as it has a longer shelf life. 2)Next find a glass jar – a mason jar will do – Fill the jar about 3/4 full with dried lavender buds. 3)Pour the oil over the lavender, filling the container so flowers are submerged but can still move freely. 4)Place the jar on a sunny windowsill for 1-3 weeks – shaking daily. When you are ready strain the oil using cheesecloth into a new glass container and ta da you have infused oil.

Watch for our next post on making Salves with infused oils……