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DIY Lavender Body Oil – 2 Simple Ingredients That Nourish Your Skin

When did beauty products become so complicated?  I’m a big fan of simplicity, especially when it comes to making my own products.  This DIY lavender body oil recipe is a great alternative to lotion. It easily absorbs into the skin, feeding your body with vitamins and antioxidants without the added chemicals many store bought products contain.

Why It Matters

Our skin is our largest organ for detoxification.  It protects, regulates body temperature and plays an important role in eliminating toxins.  Toxins come in the form of environmental sources (synthetic additives, pesticides, etc) as well as our body’s natural detoxification  processes (excess hormones, proteins, etc).  If our skin isn’t able to function normally due to toxic overload, other organs responsible for detoxification and elimination such as the kidneys have to work harder, which inevitably puts additional stress on the body.  The more we can minimize the amount of toxins we are exposed to, the better for our overall health and well being. 

An Easy, Do It Yourself Recipe That Nourishes Your Skin With Goodness

This recipe uses grapeseed oil and lavender essential oil.  That’s it.  Two simple ingredients that can be found at your local health store or online. 

Grapeseed oil is light and odourless.  It is high in vitamins and antioxidants such as vitamin E that help protect cells from free radicals.  It is anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and works well for all skin types.  Use organic, cold pressed or expeller pressed grapeseed oil to ensure the best quality.

Lavender essential oil, like all essential oils, should be grown and harvested from a sustainable source.  Lavender is used in aromatherapy for relaxation, stress reduction, anxiety and insomnia.  It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. 

What You Need:

  • Grapeseed Oil (organic cold or expeller pressed)
  • Lavender Essential Oil 
  • Amber Glass Dropper 4 oz Bottle (or container of choosing)

How To Make:

  • Pour grapeseed oil into glass bottle, filling bottle approximately 95% full
  • Add 20-30 drops of lavender essential oil, depending on your preference 
  • Secure lid and mix gently 
  • Label and use as needed

Want More? Here's Another DIY To Try

Try out this amazing DIY Peppermint Body Butter. It’s the perfect combination of creamy without feeling oily.

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