diy calming lavender vanilla massage oil

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I have always been on the lookout for massage oils. I love bringing one home from a place I traveled to, or searching online for the perfect product. Oils in general have always been a huge part of my beauty routine. My mom has always lathered herself in oil after hopping out of the shower and taught me to do the same. 

Whenever I pop out of a hot bath, I love applying oil to my body. I also keep some bedside for any spontaneous massages. I love giving massages as much as I love receiving them, so it's nice to have quick access to a bottle of oil. 

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If you didn't know already, lavender is by far one of my favorite scents, it's calming and smells like heaven. Lavender smells even better to me when mixed with the sweetness of vanilla.

Here's how to make this calming lavender vanilla massage oil that I think you'll love...


You will need : 

  • 1 1/2 ounces dried lavender buds
  • 4 ounces grapeseed, vegetable, or almond oil (or a combination) 
  • 5-10 drops of lavender vanilla essential oil (depending on the strength of the scent you prefer)
couple of spanish lavender sprigs and lavender buds - aren't they oh so cute!

couple of spanish lavender sprigs and lavender buds - aren't they oh so cute!

To make the massage oil : 

  • Gently warm the oil and buds in a double boiler for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Strain the buds from the oil and add the essential oil drop by drop, until the scent is to your liking.
  • Bottle and store in a cool place out of direct sunlight. The oil will keep for about six months. 
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for a sweet touch, add some sprigs of dried lavender to the bottle of finished oil. :) 

for a sweet touch, add some sprigs of dried lavender to the bottle of finished oil. :) 


Hope you guys enjoyed this DIY! Please send me any pics if you try it at home!

Love you to the moon.

xx

CR