About the Lavender Bath Scrub Recipe

Bath scrubs are one of those things we catch ourselves ogling over but never feel like we should spend money on, so we decided to figure out how to make our own — and it turned out to be so easy, it felt almost ridiculous that anyone would ever not make their own. 

Lavender is an herb that grows all over the world and has been used throughout history as perfume, cleaning products, and medicinal remedies. 

When it comes to wellness, lavender is great for: 
  • Stress: lavender has sedative, antispasmodic, tranquilizing effects that can help you relax and alleviate stress-related pains such as headaches when inhaled or massaged into skin

  • Skin irritations: lavender can be used to soothe sun burns, moisturize dry skin, and even help heal small cuts and scrapes

We infused our lavender with coconut oil, a great source of: 
  • Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties that has shown effective for treating cancer, arthritis and cataracts

  • Saturated fats: help keep the skin feeling smooth

  • Capric/Caprylic/Lauric acid: disinfecting and antimicrobial, great for protecting from infections in wounds

Cannabis infused lavender bath scrub made with LEVO oil infusion machine

Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion

If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider one of the suggestions below. When substituting or adding cannabis-infused products, be aware of how many mg of CBD (or, if you're in a legal state, THC) are in each portion of the recipe you are making. Topicals come in a variety of strengths and can have concentrates of anywhere between 1mg/mL to 40mg/mL. Keep track of how the various strengths of cannabinoids affect your recipe to figure out what works best for you. Click here to learn more about THC and CBD topicals. 

How to add cannabinoids to your Lavender Bath Scrub

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. lavender

    • If you don't want to infuse your oil with fresh lavender, try adding 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil instead

  • 1/2 c. coconut oil

  • 1/2 c. salt

    • Coarse sea salt: great for use in the bath tub as it dissolves and adds to the bath

    • Fine sea salt: a little gentler with a texture more like wet sand, great for scrubbing at areas with lots of dead skin

    • Epsom salt: another great option for use in the tub as it is known to soften skin

  • 1 tbsp. hemp seed oil (read about benefits here)

    • You could also add things like Vitamin E oil, olive oil, almond oil, etc

*Remember that variations of this recipe are encouraged!! Experiment and let us know what you like best!

Directions

If you aren't using a LEVO, start on step 5 with a jar of warm (and therefore liquidated) coconut oil mixed with lavender essential oils.

  1. Fill pod about 2/3 of the way full with dried lavender flowers

    • We feel it's worth noting that if you want to make some extra oil, it can be used for everything from a skin moisturizer to an add-in to your summer lemonade

  2. Add coconut oil to LEVO basin

    • Your coconut oil does not have to be liquified at this point — the LEVO will take care of that for you!

  3. Set temperature to 175°F and time to 30 minutes, as recommended by LEVO's infusion calculator

  4. Dispense oil into jar

  5. Add sea salt and hemp oil

  6. Stir until incorporated. The salt will probably settle to the bottom at first — don't panic

  7. Place the closed jar in the fridge for 15 minutes

  8. Stir contents again to better incorporate sea salt

  9. Repeat steps 7-8 until salt is even throughout oil

  10. Store in a cool place out of sunlight. If the coconut oil does happen to melt (it's a hot summer), simply repeat steps 7-9 to re-incorporate

Adding epsom salt to cannabis infused lavender bath scrub
Kristen Williams
Tags: Bodycare