Do you have trouble sleeping? Are your hands and arms dry? If you raised your hand to one or both, then this homemade night cream has your name on it. Lavender is one of the best things to help calm and soothe – a great scent for nighttime! I love my essential oils and do not go through the day without using at least a few.
Calming Lavender Homemade Night Cream
I’ve had trouble sleeping ever since my mom passed away exactly 3 years ago from a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor. Insomnia is not something I knew when she was alive. I never needed help getting to sleep when I was younger. But now I have such a hard time turning off my brain at night. These days are so busy with the kids activities and sad thoughts of my parents, it’s almost impossible to sleep without some help.
Whale of a good time….a whimsical ultrasonic diffuser. Watch the mist spout from the most popular creature of the sea. Operates continuously for up to 4 hours and covers a space of up to 300 sq ft. Multiple lighting modes control the brightness – bright, soft white light and off. Automatic safety shut-off when water levels gets too low.
My son loves to fill this with water and add the oils himself! It doubles as a night light – score!
I love lavender for calming and soothing and I often add it to my sons Moby Mist Ultrasonic Diffuser to help him wind down. Those 7 year old boys don’t easily stop moving! Mine is so busy up until he finally falls asleep!
This recipe only includes lavender, but you can add other essential oils like vetiver with the lavender. Vetiver is so good for grounding and stress relief.
I used 2 tablespoons of beeswax in this recipe, but if you want it to be less solid, you can use less as specified below.
Homemade Night Cream
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1-2 tbsp beeswax pastilles
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- Other oils is desired: vetiver, lemon, chamomile, geranium
- Heat oil and beeswax in double boiler or in microwave on low.
- Let cool 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Add lavender (and other oils if desired).
- Using an electric beater, whip the cooled lotion. Or use a blender for a fluffier texture. This step may be unnecessary but I find that adding a little air to the lotion provides for a smoother consistency and a better mixture.