Lavender Bath Cream and Moisturising Cream

Lavender Bath Cream

This recipe makes the bathwater feel ultra soft, fragrant and luxurious, leaving the skin satiny and moisturized with no greasy residue on either you or the bathtub.
Add 1/4 cup to each bathtub when the water is adjusted to body temperature.
Very hot water will curdle it like custard!
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup almond oil or peach kernel or sesame oil
10 drops oil of lavender
10 drops oil of bergamot
4 drops oil of verbena
2 cups water
Place the egg yolk in the blender and whirl.
Mix together the oil with the various essential oils and, with the blender on, gradually add the oil.
Now turn the blender to high speed and add the water in a thin stream into the bowl.
If there is no blender to call upon, the same procedure will work with an egg beater or whisk-it’s just tougher on the muscles!
The cream can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Shake well before use.
lavender flower spikes

Lavender Body Moisturizing Cream

1/3 cup white beeswax {chips or grated from block}
3 tablespoons lanolin
12 tablespoons sweet almond oil
4 tablespoons distilled water
20 drops oil of lavender
20 drops oil of orange
10 drops oil of rosemary
10 drops oil of bergamot
Melt the wax chips in a double boiler over hot water, add the lanolin and blend, whisk together then slowly add the almond oil.
Continue to whisk the mixture for a few minutes, then add the water a little at a time, still continuing to whisk.
Remove from the burner and, while still whisking, add each of the essential oils.
Store in a closed glass container.
lavender flower spikes

Lavender Bath Moisturizer

Bath moisturizers leave the skin feeling silky smooth.
Pat rather than rub dry with the towel to get the full moisturizing effect.
This one smells just like an early morning with the dew on the herb garden.
3 tablespoons sesame oil or almond oil or safflower oil
3 tablespoons gum Arabic powder from the chemist
1 1/2 cups water
15 drops oil of lavender
2 drops of rose geranium
Place the gum Arabic in a bowl.
Blend the oil with the essential oil, then mix with the powder until a completely smooth consistency is reached.
Place in a blender and, with the blender switched on high, gradually add the water in a stream to produce a rich silky emulsion.
Store in a glass bottle and refrigerate.
Allow maturing for two days before using. Shake well before using and add 1/4 – 1/2 cup to each bath.