Colleen from Little Homesteaders created this recipe for a homemade calming lavender lotion that gets a place of honor in my Friday Favorites. It’s simple, it’s easy and it’s my favorite lotion to put on right before bed.
Lavender is a calming scent and is often used as an alternative therapy for sleeping and anxiety medication. And this lavender calming lotion does just that – it calms me down and helps me fall into a deep slumber each night. This lotion is especially helpful to calm and relax little ones (it’s safe for babies and children). I think you’re going to love it, too.
I’m also really excited to introduce you to Colleen, her blog and her adorable homesteading family. You see, I’m a wanna be homesteader. I want tons of lush veggie gardens and chickens and goats and all that fun stuff. So I stalk Colleen’s blog and learn all that I can for when the day comes that I make my homesteading dream a reality. Her blog was where I learned how to make an easy and inexpensive raised bed garden this summer! And when my tomatoes weren’t doing so hot, she explained why and what to do about it here. You’ll also find a lot of fun DIY posts on her blog like homemade cleaners. I hope you visit her blog and get a chance to make this calming lavender lotion to help you sleep, too. Enjoy!
I love DIY-ing just about anything in my life. Clothes, crafts, food, beauty products – you name, I’ll give it a try.
However, one thing I always seem to be short on is time. As a mom to three little ones who has an urban homestead to keep up with, I don’t have time (or money!) for long, drawn-out recipes that have me running to six different stores to find the ingredients.
Enter the three ingredient lotion.
This recipe specifically calls for lavender oil. You know why I love using lavender oil? Because I can rub down my three kiddos before bed with this lotion and calm them right down. Then I can turn around and moisturize my own skin before bed and drift off to sleep effortlessly. Win-win, if you ask me.
Best part? This lotion takes no more than 10-15 minutes to make and I bet you have all the ingredients at home already.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Homemade Three Ingredient Calming Lotion
Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together in a double boiler on your stove top. (I just use a measuring cup in a saucepan of water.)
Once melted, add lavender oil and remove from heat. Let cool completely.
Using an electric beater, whip the cooled lotion. This step may be unnecessary but I find that adding a little air to the lotion provides for a smoother consistency and a better mixture.
Your lotion is ready to go! Since there is no water added to this mixture, it should be shelf stable until the expiration date of the coconut oil that you used.
Meet Colleen from Little Homesteaders