Hola Sober OCTOBER

1/2 cup Epsom salt 1/2 cup Dead Sea salt 1/2 cup oatmeal, powdered in a blender 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil Use lavender in soothing and calming bath salts to relieve tension, stress, and insomnia. To make 12 ounces of Lavender and Rosemary Bath Salts mix these ingredients in a non- reactive bowl or glass jar: Combine the ingredients and mix well. Transfer it to a mason jar with a lid and let it rest for a couple of days so the essential oils are incorporated. Add a handful of lavender bath salts to warm bath water. NATURAL MOTH REPELLANT Lavender is a healthier alternative to mothballs as the aroma compounds in this plant can successfully repel moths and deter a full-fledge infestation from taking hold. MY grandmother probably knew this, and people have been using dry lavender in muslin sachets around the house since time immemorial to prevent moths from feasting on their clothing made of natural fabrics such as linen or wool. Keep in mind that lavender does not kill off moths. It just keeps them at bay, just like garlic is supposed to do with vampires. So, make sure that the place where you plan on using them is moth-free in the first place.

If you have been looking for natural ways to take care of your beauty needs, then you should include lavender in your beauty regime. From taking care of your skin to keeping your hair radiant, lavender oil can help you in many amazing ways. I have a few lavender bushes planted on our back patio and the aromas fill the air so very beautifully as I brush past. I also live minutes from a local park that has hundreds of lavender bushes planted which bring the most fabulous night time aromas on my evening walks. We all know lavender baths and sleep aids can work wonders for us in early sobriety as we recalibrate our sleep patterns but there are a lot of other things that you can use the plant for in your day-2-day word. The best time for your lavender harvest is in the morning when the plant is dry and the sun is less intense. This preserves more of the essential oil in the blossoms. It is critical for the lavender to be properly dried. When drying lavender, though, do it in small bunches as larger bunches prevent evaporation and increase the risk of mold formation. Many of you have rosemary also planted and this combination of herbs is a wonder in a soothing bath in the evening. I grow Lavandula stoechas also known as French lavender or butterfly lavender is grown mainly for its highly aromatic leaves. With its trademark “ears”, it is a beautiful plant that can boost the curb appeal of any garden or yard. It is best used in potpourris and essential oil production. It loves a hot climate and thrives in 8-9 hardiness zones. Flowering time: late spring to late summer.


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