Lavender Love – Soothing Aloe & Lavender Gel Recipe

minimal alchemy soothing aloe and lavender gel recipeMy love affair with Lavender began a little over 16 years ago.

I’ll never forget the first time I smelled it’s beautiful aroma. A little floral, a little herbal, and nothing like the lavender scented lotions and candles I was used to smelling. It was glorious.

Then I started to learn about all of the wonderful things Lavender essential oil could help me with, and the rest is history. I was hooked on both Lavender AND essential oils.

I know it is one of the most over talked about and, in some cases, over used essential oils out there. But, the truth is, Lavender is just about the most gentle yet extremely effective of all essential oils.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is commonly known for it’s ability to calm and soothe us. Easing anxiety and helping us sleep better. Helping to balance our bodies systems and our emotions. But, as calming and soothing as it is to our emotions, the same can be said for it’s effects on our skin.

With it’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, Lavender can help calm and soothe a variety of skin irritations (think rashes, itching, and sunburn).

Today I want to share a simple and soothing recipe that is perfect for calming irritated and inflamed skin. It is especially effective for sunburned skin (not that we ever let that happen, right? Wink, wink).

soothing aloe and lavender gel recipe minimal alchemy

Here’s a tip… Keep the bottle in the fridge for extra cooling.

What’s your favorite essential oil? Let me know in the comments.

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