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Easy Lavender Oil Gifts

Bubbling Lavender Bath Salts

Bubbling Lavender Bath Salts

2 cups unscented epsom salts

1/4 unscented or lavender scented body wash

2 drops of lavender oil

1 teaspoon of jojoba oil

Combine ingredients and spread out on a cookie sheet to dry overnight – Depending on humidity it might take 24 hours.

Once dry place in an airtight container

Add 1/2 cup to your running bath water and enjoy your soak.

Lavender Sugar Hand Scrub

Gardeners Lavender Hand Scrub

Combine 1 cup of sugar (white or brown) with 1 cup of coconut oil and 10 drops of lavender oil and mix well – That’s it.

Store in airtight container – small mason jars work well

Lavender Bedtime Lotion

Bedtime Lavender Lotion

1 cup of coconut oil

10 drops of lavender oil.

Melt Coconut oil in a glass measuring cup in the microwave (10 seconds)

Add the lavender oil and combine –

Pour into an airtight contain – mini mason jar works well- coconut oil will become a solid again

Apply as desired before bed – small amount in your hand will melt as applied

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Swedish Dischloths and DIY Lavender Cleaning Recipes

Is it a sponge or a paper towel? It’s a reusable, biodegradable washcloth size towel made from cellulose and cotton, that replaces both. You can use them to dust, soak up spills, wipe down surfaces. Then throw them in the washer – but not the dryer. Depending on usage they last for months. When you are ready to retire one – you can compost it! – Does it get any better than that?

Lavender Print Dishcloth Link

Here are some easy DIY cleaning recipes that pair well with these dishcloths.

DIY All Purpose Cleaner

1/2 cup white vinegar,2 TBSP baking soda, 10 drops lavender oil

Mix Vinegar and lavender oil with a little water in a spray bottle – Add baking soda – it will fizz a bit – then fill the bottle to the top with water. Gently shake to mix and spray to wipe with dishcloth or spray on dishcloth to clean

DIY Soft Scrub

1 1/2 cups of baking soda, 1/2 cup of unscented dish or laundry soap, 10 drops of lavender oil.

Mix soap and baking soda in a bowl to make paste, Add lavender oil and mix well. Store in an airtight container for use.

DIY Wood Polish

3/4 cup olive oil1

1/4 cup white vinegar

30 drops of lavender oil – also nice with lemon oil

Combine in a spray bottle and shake to mix. Spray directly on wood and buff with a clean dishcloth