Burns & Sunburn (Minor)

Oils
Lavender

Recipes Apply (gently!) directly to burn using a cotton ball. Add 10 drops to a cool bath. Add 10 drops to 1/2 cup of water in a mister bottle. Spray on burn. Use Lavender Salve or Lavender Lotion.

Make this simple lavender burn home remedy... a herbal salve for burns, bites and bruises (and cuts!)

This easy to make home remedy for burn, bites, bruises and cuts relieves pain, speeds up the healing process and reduces scarring. Plus, it smells wonderful!

A simple lavender salve, this recipe uses shea butter and other healing oils, herbs and essential oils to make a gentle yet powerful healer for damaged skin.

A salve is simply a healing ointment for the skin, usually a base of beeswax and oil. Herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years to heal injuries. Herbal salve recipes have been in existence about that long too - because they work!

Lavender Home Remedy for Burn

Ingredients
1/4 cup Shea Butter
1 tablespoon Beeswax, grated
1 tablespoon Virgin Coconut oil, Sweet Almond oil or Rosehip oil

1/4 teaspoon (or 1 capsule) Vitamin E
10 drops Lavender essential oil
Directions

Place the shea butter, beeswax and oil in the top part of a double boiler, warming slowly over a low heat until they're melted
Remove from heat and add the lavender essential oil and vitamin E.
Pour into a dark glass or PET plastic jar. Store in a cool, dark place.

Note: Increasing the beeswax will make the salve more solid, while increasing the oil will make it softer.

 

Body Lotion Recipe

With this easy homemade body lotion recipe, you can make this soothing lavender lotion as rich or as light as you want. That's one of the great things about creating your own essential oil skin care lotions and potions!

I'll start by explaining the basic body lotion recipe and then add some notes on customizing it.

Lavender is good for everyone, so I'll also include a couple of scent variations; one for men and one for women (feel free to ignore the gender aspect and use the one you like.)

Homemade Body Lotion Recipe

Ingredients
1 to 2 tablespoons (3 to 8g) Emulsifying wax
(depending on how thick you want it)

Buy Emulsifying Wax
1/3 cup (75ml) Jojoba or Apricot Kernel oil
2 tablespoons (25ml) Vegetable Glycerin
1/2 cup (125ml) distilled Water
1 teaspoon (5ml) Vitamin E
10 drops Grapefruit Seed extract
One of the Essential Oil blends below

Lavender Rose Blend
20 drops Lavender essential oil, 5 drops Rose OR Palmarosa essential oil, 5 drops Rose Geranium

Lavender Spice Blend
15 drops Lavender essential oil, 10 drops Patchouli, 5 drops Clove (don't use clove if your skin is sensitive)

Lavender Woods Blend
20 drops Lavender essential oil, 8 drops Sandalwood, 2 drops Cedarwood

Directions

Stir together the oil, emulsifying wax and glycerin in the top part of a double boiler, warming slowly over a low heat until the wax is melted. Remove from heat and pour in the Vitamin E.

In a separate pot on the stove or in the microwave, gently warm the water just until lukewarm. Do NOT skip this step - your moisturizer will separate later if the water is too cold.

Slowly pour the water into the oil, stirring constantly with a wire whisk until the mixture is thick and smooth.

Stir in the essential oils and the grapefruit seed extract. Pour the lavender lotion into a clean, sterilized 8oz (250ml) dark glass or PET plastic bottle and allow it to cool before putting the lid on.

Shake the bottle occasionally as the homemade body lotion cools to prevent the ingredients from separating. Store in a cool, dark place.

This body lotion recipe makes approximately 8oz (250ml) aromatherapy lotion.