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Lavender Salve

Soothe your skin and calm your mind with this herbal lavender salve recipe!



This week we're bringing you this homemade recipe for a healing and calming lavender salve. Generally used to help soothe and heal certain skin conditions, a salve differs from creams and lotions mainly because of its consistency. Salves are most commonly created with an oil base, versus a balm that uses a wax base.


Lavender Benefits

The calming attributes of lavender are what the herb is best known for. Lavender can naturally calm down the nervous system by lowering your blood pressure. It's also a great anxiety deterrent, a natural sedative, and may even help to stave off depression.



Lavender Salve Benefits

Its natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make it the perfect skin-healing herbal remedy. A lavender salve can help fast-track the healing of cuts and scrapes, and reduce redness and rashes.


Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. of lavender-infused oil

  • 3 1/2 Tbsp of white beeswax pastilles

  • 2 Tbsp of shea butter

  • Lavender essential oil


Directions:

  1. Set out your salve glass jars or tins beforehand. (This recipe yields about 10 oz. of product.)

  2. In a double boiler over medium-low heat, add your lavender-infused oil, beeswax pastilles, and shea butter. Stir to combine and remove the mixture from heat immediately after both beeswax and shea butter have melted.

  3. Once removed from the stove, add about 10 to 20 drops of your lavender essential oil. Whisk to combine further.

  4. While your lavender salve is still hot and liquified, pour the mixture evenly into tins or jars.

  5. let the salves set up with the tops off until they have fully cooled and solidified, and enjoy!




Tea Time

We here at Catalyst Tea Company love lavender. In fact, we've posted multiple ways to include lavender in all aspects of beauty, specialty coffees, mental health, and of course, tea! This week we're asking the question, what is your favorite lavender-based product?








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