Lavender Blister Dust
This blister remedy is a terrific mixture to have on hand in your gym bag, stroller or diaper bag, glove box in the car, and the gardening shed. Every time we take a rake to our herb garden at the office, even when we remember to wear gloves, we get an occasional blister and this does the trick for us.
Don’t restrict this to a remedy after summer and autumn activities, though. Holiday Shopping is coming and Black Friday is bound to take a toll on your feet, and, you’ve got office gifts to swap with co-workers.
Stop by your favorite herbal store and pick up some lavender buds while you’re out shopping, and make up a batch to give away in a lovely container, as a token Santa’s Secret Gift.
Courtesy of: SpaIndex.com Spa at Home Collection
Recipes: Hands and Feet
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 drops lavender essential oil
- Buds from 1 sprig of dried lavender
- Crush lavender buds finely
- Shake all ingredients to thoroughly combine.
- Dab a clean, dry cotton swab or ball into scented cornstarch and dab onto blisters as needed.
- Keeps indefinitely in an airtight container.
SpaIndex.com Tip: You've heard the adage "Never cook with wine you wouldn't drink." This holds equally true for home spa remedies. Never use ingredients for your home spa treatments that you wouldn't want to eat. Your skin, the largest organ on your body, breathes and is porous. It will absorb the properties of the ingredients you are using. Don't "clean out the fridge or pantry" to create your home remedies. Use fresh, high quality ingredients for the best results, and do not store the assembled-treatment any longer than the shelf life of the *most* perishable ingredient. In addition, take care to research the properties of all essential oils you plan to use in a recipe. Some are photo-sensitive and can contribute to burning when in the sun, and others are harmful during pregnancy. See our Essential Oils List as a start, but research fully. Finally, insure the containers or jars you will be using are sterile by boiling them in hot water. This will help prevent contamination of your finished product, which could lead to spoilage.
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December 13, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index | Tags: DIY