Cosmetics and health

Lavender cream

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Is your lavender in bloom, too? I can’t go in the garden without stopping at the bed. Lavender is in fashion and I too like to make lavender cosmetics every now and then. It has a beautiful scent and antiseptic effect. This time I wrote down my recipe for lavender cream that I use as hand cream. You don’t need to harvest any lavender to make it so if you have some at home, use it for something else or dry it for later use. I have some more lavender recipes to share.

You need:

  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp of shea butter
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil
  • cream container

You can make any amount of this cream, just use more or less ingredients but the ratio is the same. I like the cream to be rather solid and not too oily. If the weather is hot, the consistency will be just right.

And here’s the how-to:

 

Put the coconut oil and shea butter in a saucepan and melt it on low temperature in water bath. Stir regularly and don’t let it boil.

Turn off the stove when there are small lumps left to melt, those will melt shortly. Stir regularly and let it cool down until it’s lukewarm.

Now you need to whisk the cream. You can use a hand whisk or the manual frappe mixer, I use the old-time cream beater.

 

The whisked cream will be fluffy and there should be no molds in it.

In few more hours the cream will solidify. You can extend it’s expiration by keeping it in the fridge where it will become pretty hard and you’ll have to leave it soften by room temperature for some time before using it.

 

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