Applying lotion can feel like a chore, and sometimes you just don't have the time or energy to do it. Not only is it a hassle to apply lotion, but a lot of conventional lotions also contain harmful chemicals that can be toxic to your body.
Allow us to introduce you to homemade lavender essential oil lotion bars - these are a natural, soothing, affordable alternative to traditional lotions. Our bar is made with nourishing ingredients including lavender essential oil, which can help to reduce the appearance of red, inflamed skin. Apply this bar all over your body for long-lasting hydration without any harmful chemicals.
This lotion bar provides a soothing, moisturising alternative to lotions that is suitable for the face, hands and all over the body. Lotion bars look and feel like a solid bar of soap and their consistency is not as creamy or wet as a lotion, but when applied to the skin, will act as a lotion.
Read on to discover the benefits of these wonderful homemade products and a simple recipe for how to make your own!
Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is a versatile oil that has a number of proven benefits. It has been used to treat minor bacterial and fungal problems when applied to the skin, thus it can aid with a number of skin issues.
Antioxidants included in lavender essential oil aid to protect, nourish, and clean your skin. As it hides age spots and reduces wrinkles, it makes your skin's tone look radiant and younger. Additionally, it performs a fantastic job of preserving the moisture barrier on your skin, which prevents your skin from being excessively oily or too dry.
Along with using it physically, aromatherapy frequently employs it during a massage or in a diffuser.
Where Does Lavender Oil Come From?
Northern Africa and the Mediterranean's hilly areas are the places in which lavender is a naturally growing plant. Lavender is produced for the extraction of its essential oil from the flower spikes of some varieties of the plant.
Through the process of steam distillation, a pure lavender essential oil is created. Due to a decrease in polar molecule loss, this produces more oil than previous techniques that have been used across history. Between late June and August is usually when lavender blossoms are harvested. A lavender still is created, and cut lavender blossoms and stalks are compacted into it. The lavender flower's bottom is then steamed at a very low pressure using a boiler. After this heating procedure, the pockets of oil in the lavender flowers are ruptured, and the still's core is filled with cold water. When heated lavender oil vapour cools and condenses on a cold pipe with cold water, it is collected and allowed to settle in a holding tank. The water and oil will separate in the holding tank due to their different densities and polarities. The water is then pumped out, leaving just the lavender essential oil.
The three countries that generate the most lavender oil are Bulgaria, France, and China.
Benefits Of Lavender Oil Moisturising Bars
Our lavender oil moisturising bars feature a number of natural, organic ingredients. All of these ingredients work together in concert to produce a number of effects aimed at improving the look and feel of the skin you’re in.
Here’s a brief overview of some of the key benefits of the ingredients in these bars other than lavender oil.
- The beeswax provides a breathable protective barrier to keep out skin irritants. When applied, it forms a non-occlusive film on the skin that acts as a physical barrier against environmental aggressors.
- Sweet almond oil has great moisturising properties and is well-suited for dry and irritated skin. Easily absorbed into the skin and thus does not leave an oily or sticky feel to the skin.
- Cocoa butter is amazing for dry skin as it can easily penetrate deep below the top layer of the skin so that it moisturises deep down and really nourishes every layer.
- Vitamin E oil is a natural antioxidant and will help slow down the oxidisation process of the lotion bar thus maximising the shelf life. It prevents water loss from the skin and so helps to retain the skin’s natural moisture levels. Effectively, it makes dull, dry skin look healthy and well-moisturised.
Lavender Oil Moisturising Bar Recipe
- 2 parts yellow beeswax beads
- 1 part sweet almond oil (replace with grapeseed oil or jojoba oil if allergic to almonds)
- 1 part deodorised cocoa butter (replace with unrefined organic shea butter or mango butter if allergic to cocoa)
- lavender essential oil: 1-2% of fat/oil content
- natural vitamin E oil: 0.01%-0.2% of fat/oil content
- Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter on the stove in a clean pot.
- Once melted, remove from the heat and then add the sweet almond oil, and vitamin E oil.
- Mix in the lavender essential oil drop by drop until the mixture achieves the desired aromatic scent.
- Pour the mixture into a mould. A 1-litre milk carton would be a perfect, cost-effective choice to produce a log that can be cut into 100 g-sized lotion bars.
- Leave to set fully before using.
Once your lotion bars are ready to go, simply lather up with them in the shower or bath as you would with any other beauty product. Not only will they leave you looking good and smelling great, but these lavender oil moisturising bars also make a thoughtful and wholesome gift for your friends and family.
Other Uses For Lavender Oil
Lavender essential oil has a wide variety of uses, both for the body and for the home. It makes an excellent facial toner, face and body soap, moisturiser, lotion, or fragrance oil. You can also add it to a carrier oil to use as a cuticle cream or cloth freshener. To freshen up a room, simply add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a diffuser. Lavender essential oil is also great for creating a relaxing atmosphere and can be used in a massage or added to a bath.
Insect bites can benefit from lavender oil in two ways. It serves as an insect deterrent and soothes itchiness following a bite. Lavender oil is a common ingredient in commercial insect repellents.
To ward off mosquitoes and other insects, you can use candles and sprays. You may set the candle outside after adding 7 drips.
Shake a spray bottle with 30 grams of water and 4 drops of lavender oil to create a mist. You may spritz it on your body and your clothing before going outside because it is a natural treatment.
Where To Buy Lavender Oil And Other Ingredients
N-Essentials are proudly Australian-owned. We stock pure, natural, and organic products, including high-quality, pure lavender essential oil. Our products conform to the highest standards, so if you have any questions about our wide range of raw skincare ingredients don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.