The name of “Lavender” is derived from the Latin word – “Lavare” – which means “to wash”. It came about as Lavender was mainly used for bathing and air freshening purposes in ancient Roman’s time.
Today, Lavender is widely known for its relaxing properties. It has been incorporated into soap, aromatic oil and tea blends to help relieve stress and encourage better sleep.
Lavender is also said to containsedative, antibacterial, and bactericidal benefits. In addition, it has been used to treat rough hands, shoe rubbing and insect bites. Although the effectiveness varies amongst individuals.
Since Lavender is easily available and is generally safe for everyday use, you can use it to create something of your own for every day use. You could start with a DIY Lavender Linen Spray.
Ingredients you will need (for approx. 100 ml Spray Bottle):
1. Lavender (Dry) 1 tea spoonful
2. Lavender (Fresh) 1 cut (4 – 5 cm from top)
3. Anhydrous Ethanol 10 ml
4. Teatree Essential Oil 15 drops
5. Lemon Essential Oil 5 drops
6. Purified Water 90 ml
Tools to prepare
1. Spray Bottle
3. Tea Strainer
Steps to make the lavender spray
1. Place lavender (dry) in a teapot and pour boiling water. Let it steam for 3 to 5 minutes.
2. Filter the Lavender tea with tea strainer to obtain the herb extract.
3. Allow the tea to cool down before pouring it into a spray bottle.
4. Add anhydrous ethanol.
5. Add 15 drops of Tea Tree essential oil and 5 drops of Lemon essential oil.
6. Insert the cut lavender (fresh).
7. Keep the bottle in the refrigerator and use within 2 – 3 days.
Content is contributed by Whitetree Tea.
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