Here is a post to share a couple of natural beauty care ideas with lavender flowers 🕊 a couple of the ideas include creating a natural face scrub with honey and lavender flowers, taking a warm bath with bath salts, lavender oil and lavender flowers and creating a lavender pillow with dried lavender flowers and buds 🌸 as noted on the Natural Living Ideas website, lavender offers a lot of different uses and has been used for centuries because of its cleansing and healing properties. I hope the beauty care ideas could be helpful in case you love lavender flowers a lot too or are hoping to try a couple of natural beauty and skin care ideas for self care, or to share the ideas with a friend.
Beauty care ideas with lavender flowers
A natural face scrub with honey and lavender flowers
I sometimes make a natural face scrub with honey and lavender flowers, to help to look after my skin as much as possible. The face scrub is made with quite simple ingredients, including lavender flowers, lavender oil, (organic) honey, lemon juice, brown sugar and organic coconut oil, and you could hopefully find the ingredients in your garden and at your local shop. The brown sugar and lemon juice help to gently exfoliate and brighten the skin, the (organic) honey and organic coconut oil help to soothe and moisturise, and the lavender flowers and lavender oil help the face scrub to be gentle and calming.
A lavender and honey face scrub
- 2 or 3 lavender flowers from the garden
- 1 or 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of (organic) honey
- Juice of half a fresh lemon
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil (another oil including olive oil or grapeseed oil would be ok too)
Gather all of the ingredients and gently break up the lavender flowers into small buds. Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl or dish and mix until combined. Rinse your face, neck and chest area with warm water, and gently add the face scrub, using your fingers to rub in circular motions to help to exfoliate the skin. Carefully rinse the face scrub off with warm water and gently pat skin dry with a flannel or face towel.
A warm bath with bath salts and lavender
A second beauty care tip with lavender flowers is to create a warm bath using bath salts in case you are able to find bath salts from you local shop, and with pure lavender oil and lavender flowers. The scent of the lavender oil and flowers is so beautiful and soft and helps your body and mind to feel calm. To create the warm bath with lavender, just run a warm bath and add a couple of handfuls of natural bath salts (if using), about 4 to 6 drops of pure lavender oil, and as many lavender flowers as you would like to (you could also gently crush the lavender flowers before adding them to the bath).
Creating a lavender pillow
A third beauty care tip with lavender flowers I hope could be helpful is to create a lavender pillow, with a generous bunch of dried lavender flowers, to keep close by to your bed or to include in your pillowcase, to help to support a calm sleep. To create the lavender pillow, I think you would just need dried lavender flowers, a piece of fabric (could include cotton, linen or a different kind of soft fabric), and materials for sewing. In case you would like to find a couple of careful instructions for how to make a lavender pillow, you could check the no fuss natural or lavender bee farm websites.
Do you often use lavender flowers for self care too?
Lavender flowers photo, by KORA Organics (@koraorganics), found on Pinterest
Natural Living Ideas website, naturallivingideas.com
Please note: I also wrote an earlier blog post about lavender oil and sharing the recipe for a lavender and honey face scrub in case you would also like to read a couple more blog posts about lavender (please check the links) 🕊🌸