Proclaimed staples in any essential oil collection, Lavender and Lemon are two popular oils with a plethora of therapeutic uses. The possibilities are endless! You can use them alone or blend together and diffuse for a wonderfully clean and fresh scent. You can even combine these with a variety of other essential oils to soothe your mind or body. Let’s check out these two goodies a bit closer.
Lavender Essential Oil
Undoubtedly one of the most popular essential oils, Lavender is known to have numerous benefits for the mind and body . Calming, soothing, nurturing, healing…basically, the list goes on and on. Lavender has a sweet, dry, and herbaceous-floral scent that is relaxing and peaceful. It is widely known to help reduce feelings of anxiety and fear by calming an overworked nervous system .
When diluted to 2-5%, this sweetly scented oil can be massaged onto the aches and pains causing discomfort. Furthermore, Lavender’s pain-relieving properties have been widely studied , and results from these studies tell us that topically applying Lavender is an amazing way to help soothe discomfort and bring a sense of calm.
To learn more about Lavender Essential Oil, check out these blogs:
- 10 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil
- A New Respect for Lavender
- 7 Lifestyle Benefits of Using Lavender Essential Oil
It’s the first essential oil everyone buys: Lavender. It’s a powerhouse oil used for everything. From aiding in relaxation to helping heal burns, there’s nothing this essential oil can’t do. This DIY Counting Sheep Cream utilizes Lavender’s benefits to help calm the body and mind for a great night’s rest. So, check out a few Lavender essential oil DIYs that we believe you need to try:
Counting Sheep Cream
What you’ll need:
- 1 oz Evening Primrose Body Cream
- 9 drops Lavender
- 4 drops German Chamomile
- 2 drops Frankincense Carteri
- 2 drops Bergamot
What you’ll do:
Add the essential oils to the body cream and stir well. Next, apply to the tops of the feet or chest 30 minutes before bedtime.
We weren’t kidding about the many therapeutic and remedial benefits of Lavender! Check out these other amazing DIY projects that include it:
- Dry Skin Hydrosol Toner
- Sun, Sand, Sea Body Scrub
- Yoga Mat Cleaner Spray
- Beach Hair Detangler
- Burn Bliss Sun Relief
- On The Mend Roller Blend
- Uplifting Bath Blend
- Hustle & Bustle Bath Salts
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon is a wonderfully bright and fresh essential oil for the winter! It is fantastic for uplifting your mood, providing a boost of energy, and promoting mental clarity and focus. It also makes a wonderful addition to DIY cleaning products. For a quick DIY cleaning concoction, try combining ½ cup of baking soda with a teaspoon of dish soap and a tablespoon of peroxide. Then, add 8 drops of Lemon and mix well. This paste can be used to shine your stainless steel sink or remove the labels from glass jars! Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the nice pick-me-up sort of scent that Lemon brings with it.
If you are wanting to use Lemon topically, please keep in mind that this is a photo-toxic oil and can cause skin reactions if not diluted below the recommended 2% maximum. Make sure to use just 6 drops for every two teaspoons of a carrier oil of your choice. This will help avoid a negative reaction.
To learn more about Lemon Essential Oil, check out these blogs:
- Explore Your Essential Oils: Lemon
- Cleaning with Essential Oils: Six Oils to Enhance Your Routine
- Essential Oils for Self-Esteem: Bright and Cheerful Inhaler Blend
Lemon essential oil is a wonderful, zesty and tangy-scented oil perfect for helping increase energy and boost mood. Our Flawless Feet DIY recipe combines Lemon and other amazing essential oils with Aloe Vera Jelly to help clean funky feet that’s been barefoot in swimming pool areas or shared showers. Check it out below:
What you’ll need:
- 6 drops Citronella
- 5 drops Tea Tree
- 5 drops Virginian Cedarwood
- 2 drops Lemon
- 1 ounce Aloe Vera Jelly
What you’ll do:
First, combine all ingredients and mix well. Then, apply to funky feet/ toenails that result from being barefoot in shared showers or swimming pool areas.
Check out our other projects and blends below that include Lemon, sure to help boost your blend:
- Bright and Cheerful Inhaler Blend
- Saving Face
- Flawless Feet for Summer
- Candy Hearts Diffuser Blend
- Making Memories Blend
Whether you create these DIYs as a gift for a loved one or a fun activity for yourself, these entertaining and simple DIYs are just what you need to help soothe your body and mind. Let us know below which DIY you are excited to try!
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