Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

HOME-MADE ESSENTIAL LOTION BARS

LAVENDER, YLANG-YLANG, &  FRANKINCENSE  LOTION BARS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 C BEESWAX BEADS OR GRATED BEESWAX
  • 1/2 C SHEA BUTTER
  • 1/2 C COCONUT OIL
  • 24 DROPS OF LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
  • 15 DROPS OF YLANG-YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL
  • 15 DROPS OF FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL

IN A DOUBLE BROILER, HEAT THE BEESWAX AND SHEA BUTTER UNTIL THEY MELT, STIR UNTIL COMPLETELY LIQUID.

ADD THE COCONUT OIL AND MIX WELL

REMOVE FROM HEAT ADD THE ESSENTIAL OILS AND STIR

POUR INTO MUFFIN TINS OR SILICONE MOLDS AND LET SET UP.

BENEFITS:

LAVENDER EO  IS SOOTHING/CALMING, GOOD FOR DRY WRINKELED HANDS, AND ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES.  Aromatic influence:  it promotes health, love, peace and general sense of well-being and promotes creativity

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Essential Oil  Lotion Bars

YLANG-YLANG EO  IS BENIFICAL FOR SKIN PROBLEMS,INSECT BITS AND  HELPS STIMULATE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, USE FOR TENSION AND STRESS.   Continue reading “HOME-MADE ESSENTIAL LOTION BARS”

Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

Pure Essential Shampoo

Natural Shampoo with Essential Oils

 

  • 1/2 c of Dr. Bonner’s Pure Castile Almond Liquid soap

  • 1-1/2 c of Distilled Water

  • 3 T Coconut Oil

1-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

1-4 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

Pour into container and shake.  Shake well before each use.

Rosemary  Is good for Hair Loss, Greasy/Oily Hair.  (The Rosemary plant was regarded as sacred by many civilizations and used to drive away evil spirits and protect against plague and infectious illness.)

Lavender  Is good for Dry Hair, Fragile hair, Hair Loss also a antimicrobial and antiseptic along with so many other benefits!

The French Medicinal Uses were for Dandruff, hair loss, insomnia and much much more!

Lavender Is a universal oil that has been known to balance t he body and work wherever there is a need!  If in doubt use Lavender!

Aromatic- Influence:  It promotes consciousness, health, love, peace, and a general sense of well-being.

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Dried Herb

i love drying my herbs and flowers and use them in sachets, wax tarts and cooking.  Here is my dried Lavender that I used for my recent Scent Tarts.

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Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

Home-made Scent Tarts

Lavender Fields


As part of ridding chemicals from our home I have been making my own scent bars/Tarts with natural wax and Essential Oils , not Fragrances which still have chemicals in them.

The Lavender ones I made with my Own Harvested Lavender and used the flower buds along with some pure Lavender Essential Oil.

I use a 1/2 pound of natural soy wax (not from a craft store). I order on line Amazon.

    Weigh out on scale then add to double broiler and heat to 180 degrees F then remove from fire and add
    2 tsp Lavender
    1/2. Dried Lavender buds (save half for top of scent tart)
    Stir gently and pour into molds and let harden. I usually let mine set for a few day to season a bit.

Now just drop into a wax warmer and enjoy and relax! Lavender is good for that!


Sweet Nothings

Another Scent Tart I made I using

  • 2 Tsp of Ylang Ylang
  • 1/2 Tsp Cedar Wood
  • 1/4 Tsp Vetiver
  • 1/4 Tsp Clove Bud
  • Cook same as above

Gently stir and pour into mold, oh I love the Silicon molds I purchased on line also!

Essential Oils of Yang Ylang, vetiver, cedar wood and Clove bud.

Note I did not add in coloring to my wax if I did I use natural coloring such as herbs, seeds, fruit and such.

Home Made Essential Items on an urban homestead

Deodorant with Lavender (Serves 4 oz jar)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Shea butter

2 Tabl  coconut oil

3 heaping Tbl beeswax  ( I use the small pellets)

3 Tbl baking soda

2 Tbl arrowroot powder/ or substitute with cornflower

20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

10 drops of Tee tree ESsential Oil

In a double broiler or bowl placed in pan of water over medium heat, bring the water to slightly boil.

Add the Shea butter and Coconut oil to the top bowl . Once she Butter and coconut oil melt add the beeswax and stir until all ingredients are liquid.  Remove the bowl from heat and quickly add the arrowroot and baking soda. Add the essential oils stirring to combine all ingredients.

pour the deodorant into a 4 oz Mason jar.

The deodorant will solidify as it cools.  I use about a Dime size amount and just rub under arms and its not sticky and smells good!

Enjoy this Healthy Natural deodorant without all the chemicals!