Lavender has always been a special plant: Ancient Egyptians used it in perfumes, Judith rubbed lavender oil all over her body before seducing Holofernes, and its been used since at least the 12th c. to treat anxiety and depression.
On a recent trip to Tucson I picked up some homemade lavender essential oil. I'd been using it here and there as a perfume but when a recent hamstring injury had me needing some extra TLC, I added it to my favorite basic sugar scrub recipe for a little extra oomph.
A hot shower + this lavender sugar scrub massaged into tired muscles = heaven.
This scrub is the easiest, cheapest, and most luxurious exfoliator I've ever used - serious babe points for how soft your skin will be after using it.
Lavender Sugar Scrub
1. Mix equal parts coconut oil and sugar with fork to combine.
2. Mix in lavender oil to your taste. I was filling a small canning jar with scrub and used about 3/4 c. each oil and sugar and added 1 tsp. lavender oil.
Now go forth and soothe!