Lately I’ve been suffering from very dry skin. I purchased a body butter, but still needed something more moisturizing. I decided to make my own salve! I’m an undercover DIY’er and I love creating my own products. This DIY Lavender Salve will be the first ever DIY on this blog and I’m excited! I plan on doing more so stayed tuned!
My goal for this recipe was to keep it budget friendly. I really don’t think living a healthy more holistic lifestyle has to be expensive. I found the coconut oil at Aldi and the rest of the ingredients at Whole Foods Market (Lavender, Beeswax and , Shea butter). I also found the cute little tin at Dollar Tree.
This recipe fills one tin
1 Cup of Unrefined Coconut Oil ($1.24 per cup)
1/8 Cup of Shea Butter ($1.56 for 1oz)
1 Tablespoon of Beeswax ($1.04 for 2oz)
1 Tablespoon of Dried Lavender Flowers ( $1.77 for tablespoon)
Total = $5.61
1-2 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- Start to boil a pot of water. Once your pot of water has heated then place a bowl on top (to create a make shift double boiler).
- Place your coconut oil inside of the bowl and let it melt. Then place your lavender inside of the oil and let it sit for 20 minutes.
- Once the lavender has been in there for 20 minutes, place your cheese cloth over a bowl and strain the lavender out of your coconut oil.
- After straining your coconut oil place it back into the double boiler and add your Shea butter and Beeswax (optional: and lavender essential oil). Give the Beeswax time to melt (because it will take a little time).
- That’s it! Place your salve into your tin and let it set.
Notes: If you don’t add the lavender essential oil, this salve won’t have a strong lavender scent. If you want a more potent lavender salve. Infuse your oil and dried lavender for 2-4 weeks before starting this process.