lavender

I Love Lavender

Lavender with bee

Lavender with bee

Hey Yall, I LOVE Lavender!  Lol, no surprise there, huh?  Since I use it in so many of our great products.

Lavender has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing.  Lavender is one of the oldest known herbs.  It is a flowering plant and is native to the Mediterranean region and is also grown in many countries throughout the world.  There are so many different varieties of Lavender, and such a broad range of colors from snow white, yellows, greens, light and dark pinks, reds, and mauves.  There are shades of blues and violets as well.  This was news to me, like most people I thought Lavender’s only color was…well…lavender or purple.  And yes, it does come in a variety of purples…my favorite!

Lavender is one of the most popular scents in the world.  One of which most people love as well.  When I was first introduced to Lavender Essential oil, I knew I had found a true Lavender…not the artificial kind that never seemed to smell like I thought it should.  Lavender has been touted as a cure all for anything that ales you.  While I agree it has some medicinal uses, one still has to be careful.  Lavender historically has been common ingredient in medicine bags as far back as the 16th Century.  Lavender is a practical herb with many uses.

Some common uses of Lavender:

Add a few drops to warm bath water along with some Epsom salts, great for detoxifying

Potpourri

Relieves tension and headaches

Calms nerves

Soothes insect bites

Eye pillows and sachets

Insomnia

Minor cuts, scrapes and athletes foot

Although lavender is an herb and natural, it can be dangerous if used incorrectly.  Please take precautions if you are allergic to any other herbs.  This information is based on historic use of lavender, for general reference, and our own personal experiences with lavender.  In no way do we claim to cure, treat or prevent any disease.   #IBN30

Until next time, Blessings and Bubbles,

Sandy

DIY Baby Wipes

DIY Baby Wipes

DIY Baby Wipes

I have been DIY baby wipes for my grandson, since he was born, 21 months ago.  We only keep a small pack of the store bought wipes on hand for emergencies. And the cost is really penny’s on the dollar. So here ya go if ya want to make them yourself:

1 roll Viva paper towels (my preferred brand for durability and softness)
1 1/2 cup distilled water (inhibits bacteria growth)
1 tbs coconut oil
1 squirt of liquid soap
15 to 20 drops of Lavender essential oil
Bowl with fitting lid (something plastic works well)

Take the Viva select a size paper towels and cut the roll into thirds. This should fit in your bowl, rather snuggly.  Put the cut paper towel into your bowl. Pour distilled water into measuring cup and heat, add coconut oil, liquid soap ( I use one that I make, since the reason for making your own wipes is to get away from the nasties, and save money), and lavender essential oil. Mix together and pour over the paper towels that are in the bowl. Make sure to get the paper core wet, so that it will pull out easily.  Pull that paper core out and toss in the garbage.

Voila’…you have just made your own baby wipes!  How cool is that?  #IBN30

Until next time, Blessing and Bubbles,

Sandy