Lavender essential oil: handmade apothecary
Lavender essential oil was the first essential oil I ever met over 10 years ago, and I used that bottle every night to help me sleep. After I ran out, I never thought of it again until I was gifted another bottle of lavender.
If you saw my lemon post, you know people wonder about the cost of DoTerra essential oils; are you really getting your money’s worth? This series will cover the ten most popular oils that come in a kit and will show you how much you can actually do with your 15 mL bottle of essential oil (I’m basing my evaluation on the Home Essentials kit which comes with 10 essential oils in 15 mL bottles, excluding Deep Blue which only comes in a 5 mL bottle. Each 15 mL bottle has approximately 250 drops and a 5 mL has about 85 drops). Be sure to read the disclaimer if you haven’t already!
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Things you can make with one bottle of lavender essential oil
Some of these DIY will require additional essential oils included in the kit. So when you buy a kit, you can make all of these things without needing to buy more oils. Recipes that include oils that are not included in the kit will be marked with a * and have a variation to suit the oils in your kit.
Linen spray: You’ll need a 4 oz fine mist spray bottle, witch hazel, and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Fill your bottle with witch hazel (leave about an inch and a half at the top) and add your 10 drops. Shake before use and spray on bed before bedtime/naptime and on your couch or pillows.
Charcoal paste: I try to use this brightening toothpaste with charcoal 1-3 times a week. You’ll need a couple of oils in your kit, but only 5 drops of lavender.
Face oil: I use oil to clean my face and this doubles as a makeup remover! You’ll need a 4 oz pump bottle and sweet almond oil. Fill the bottle almost all the way with sweet almond oil and then add 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Shake to mix! I use this before the shower, after working/getting dirty outside—you can learn more here.
Salt bath blend: You’ll just need 1 cup of dead sea salt or Epsom salt—add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and add to your bath! Here is a tutorial if you need it!
After sun spray: You know when you spend too much time in the sun and you get toasted? Well, lavender is really great for the redness and toasted skin that comes from too much unprotected sun. Ha. SO. My friend Amanda shared this recipe in her group (you can join here!) and though I don’t burn often, I’m excited to try it! You’ll need an 8 oz spray bottle, a cup of aloe juice, 12 drops of lavender, 5 drops of peppermint, and 12 drops of melaleuca (also comes in your kit!). Combine all and shake before use. I get my aloe juice here! Post here.
Itchy plant salve: you’ll need a few other essential oils that come in the kit, but only 10 drops of lavender essential oil. I use this for those horrid, red spots and welts you get when you walk through poison ivy. Click here for the tutorial and recipe.
Soothing skin salve: This salve is this first salve I made with my essential oils and I love it for anything skin related—dry, flaky skin, itching, redness, bumps, etc. I even used it on my rooster after he got frostbite on his comb! You’ll need frankincense and melaleuca (they come in a kit), but only 10 drops of lavender. Follow this tutorial to make the salve!
Deep moisturizing face cream: I don’t use this as often in the summer, but I love it in the winter! I use a cup of shea butter,10 drops frankincense, 10 drops melaleuca, and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. If you join my group you can watch the tutorial on how to make it.
DIY hair serum: You can buy a Root to Tip serum by DoTerra, which I LOVE, but if you’re a DIY gal like myself, you can make your own—it probably won’t be as amazing as the real deal, but you only use 10 drops of lavender essential oil (plus a couple more that come in your kit!) The DIY is here!
Seasonal support roller: This is a super easy roller bottle recipe for “seasonal discomfort”—just 20 drops lavender essential oil, 10 drops lemon, and 10 drops peppermint. Fill the roller with a carrier oil—you can check out the tutorial here if you’ve joined my Facebook group.
Mosquito away spray: Mosquitos don’t bother me much, but I’ve heard they don’t like lavender essential oil either, so follow this tutorial and you’ll be using 10 drops of your lavender.
Lavender essential oil breakdown:
A bottle of lavender essential oil costs $21 (wholesale). There are approximately 250 drops in a 15 mL bottle. IF you made everything in this post, you just used 117 drops of lavender essential oil, which means you still have 133 drops left. You just handmade all of these beautiful things for your home and apothecary and you STILL HAVE OIL LEFT. You can use this to diffuse, add to your water, cook with, etc.
And guess what? You don’t even have to make all of these things—just make the ones you want or need! Which one is on your list? Pin this and share with your friends who use essential oils <3