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Lavender Smoothies

We could not resist a lavender blender πŸ™‚ Blendjets are available at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Link to website below

Here are a couple of recipes to try:

Ingredients

One Cup fresh or frozen blueberries
One fresh or frozen banana
One Cup Almond or Coconut Milk
Two Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
One Teaspoon culinary lavender

Add all ingredient to Blender and Mix

Options
Dried Ginger, Tumeric, Cinnamon –
Two Tablespoons Honey – sweeter
Five Tablespoons of Yogurt – for a thicker blend

Lemon Lavender Smoothie -no milk

One cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
One cup of Lemonade
Two Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
One Tablespoon Culinary Lavender
Half a cup of water or lime seltzer
Squeeze Juice of One Lemon

Add all ingredients to blender and mix

Blend Jet website

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DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub

Time to start exfoliating!

Easy recipe with easy to find ingredients. Vitamin E is optional


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 20 drops of lavender oil
  • 2 drops of vitamin E oil (optional )
  • 4 Oz container

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl -coconut oil will dissolve in the sugar

To Use:


On your face –
Use at the sink or in the shower. Massage in circular motions for 30 seconds. Avoid eyes and hairline – Rinse and pat dry. The oil will absorb immediately.

On your hands – Massage into your hands and fingernails for 30 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.

On your legs and feet – Massage into your legs and feet while in the bath or sitting on the side of the bathtub. Rinse and pat dry.

Don’t use in the shower- oil is too slippery

Makes 4 oz. – store in container of your choice – mini mason jars work well. I like Silicone Tubes from Human Gear- called Gotoob Easy to fill and travel well . You can find at REI or Wholefoods or buy direct- link below

Link to Human Gear Go Toob

Silicone Tube
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Lavender Valentines – DIY

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways with these lavender DIYs

Lavender Filled Hearts.

Sachets, Tea Infusers, Lockets and Fillable Ornaments.

Fill sachets and infusers with dried lavender for aromatherapy.

Fill an ornament with Epsom Salts and Dried Lavender for a Bath Soak

Fill lockets with solid perfume made from 1 tbsp beeswax and 10 drops lavender oil –

Fill a bottle locket necklace with lavender oil

Heart shaped lava stones- add a couple of drops of lavender oil

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Lavender Fudge

Chocolate and Lavender are a match made in heaven – add a little sea salt too, if you like – or grind your lavender if you want to skip the straining step. Remember with lavender – less is more – Too much lavender tastes like soap.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup ( 5 oz) of Evaporated Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulation sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of culinary lavender
  • 2 cups of miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 oz) of semisweet chocolate chips

Directions 3 Steps

1)Line an 8 inch square baking pan with foil

2)Place Evaporated Milk and Lavender in a 2 cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on high for one minute. Cover with Saran Wrap and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain lavender milk into a saucepan. Add sugar, butter and salt. ( If you use salted butter, you can skip the added salt) Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Let boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

3)Stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips and vanilla until melted and well blended. Requires some elbow grease. Pour into pan and refrigerate for 2 hours until firm.

Combine Sea Salt and Culinary Lavender in a grinder to sprinkle over the top once firm, if desired.

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DIY Lavender Water Beads Diffuser

Super Easy – Here is what you need

Glass Container of your choice – ( a Mason Jar will do
Water Beads ( Find on Amazon or at your local craft store) 1-2 TBSP
10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
Tap Water 1-2 CUPS

Follow the instructions on the water bead package. Pour water over the beads in your container. Leave plenty of room in your container for the beads to expand. Let sit over night to expand. Add 10 drops of lavender oil and place in a location where small hands or paws can not reach.

Oil needs to be replenished about every 10 days. If you use a jar – put the lid on and give a shake – to keep the scent fresh.

Water Beads are water absorbing polymer beads. Generally you can expect to use about 1-2 cups of water for 1 Tablespoon of Beads – let them sit over night to expand.

While Water Beads are gorgeous and come in a zillion colors – they can be a hazard –

DO NOT PUT IN MOUTH OR DOWN THE DRAIN. KEEP AWAY FROM PETS AND CHILDREN.

You can also combine essential oils to create your own signature fragrance – Search on Pinterest to give you ideas.

Diffuser Combinations from Pinterest
More suggestions from Pinterest

My personal favorite combination is Lavender & Rose Geranium or Lavender & Lemongrass. Add 5 drops of each.

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Lavender Salt

Combine 1 Tablespoon of Culinary Lavender with 1/2 cup of sea salt. (You can also use Kosher Salt)

Grind Together with Spice Grinder. Store in a 4 oz mason jar – or container of your choice –

Sprinkle Lavender Salt on Seafood, Chocolate, Caramel or Fresh Fruit. Also makes a nice lamb or chicken rub

We use a Finamill – and keep the combination in one of the pods and grind as needed. Finamill is battery operated for one hand grinding with a light – so you can see your food –

Finamill

Learn more about Finamill Here

You can also find glass spice jars with grinder tops that would fit the bill also.

Glass Spice Grinder Jars