Beyond its appealing aroma, lavender has been shown to help relieve insomnia, stress, and anxiety. And it's the all-natural ingredient that inspires these home-spa and DIY beauty projects from handmade bar soaps to infused oils, lip balms, and body scrubs.
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Enjoy the relaxing scent with candles made from soy wax mixed with lavender essential oil.
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Dry, cracked lips are a thing of the past. Learn how to make these deliciously relaxing lip balms that you're sure to wear every day of the year.
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Lavender can help you relax -- which makes it a great ingredient for a little sachet to drop in the water when you’re drawing a bath. These sweet pouches of “tub tea” are wonderful hostess gifts.
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Since long days in the sun and breeze can parch your complexion, we recommend a sugar-lavender body scrub to exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Our version calls for both brown sugar and turbinado sugar, which are great for smoothing and nourishing dry skin. Finish the package with our clip art.
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Your bar soap just got better. With this soap's sweet, delightful aroma that leaves you feeling refreshed, you'll never go back to store-bought again. Give it away as a gift for any occasion -- but make sure to keep a few extra for yourself.
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Craft a wonderfully fragrant infused oil with just a few simple products you already have at home.
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When a weekend gardener ended up with more lavender shrubs than she knew what to do with, she simply called in some help to plant them. And now this weekday professional’s moonlighting career as an herb farmer is vibrant and thriving.