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Take a trip to Ali’i Lavender Farm in Upcountry Maui with this luxurious Lavender Vanilla Body Oil. If you’ve been to this beautiful lavender farm on the slopes of Haleakala volcano, you know what a calming and refreshing energy this place has: from the bicoastal ocean views, to the slightly crisp breezes, and the scents all around you–it’s an oasis for the senses! I love coming here for a cup of tea and moment to relax.

Combining the essence of Kula lavender from Maui and vanilla from the Big Island, this body oil exudes relaxation and elegance in every drop. A luxurious escape that nurtures your senses and pampers your skin.

DIY Lavender Vanilla Body Oil Recipe

Here’s a simple recipe for you to make your own Lavender Vanilla Body Oil at home:

  • 3/4 cup of lavender (Kula lavender is best)
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 cup of skin-nourishing oil, kukui or macadamia
  • 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
  • 5-10 drops of vanilla essential oil (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of shimmery mica (optional)
lavender and vanilla essential oils and Kula lavender and macadamia oil for a lavender vanilla body oil
  1. Infusion: Begin by placing the Kula lavender petals and a split vanilla pod into a clean glass jar. Cover the ingredients with the oil, ensuring they are fully immersed.
  2. Sunlight Magic: Seal the jar and place it in a sunny spot for about a week, allowing the lavender and vanilla to infuse their enchanting aromas into the oil.
  3. Filtering: After the infusion period, strain the oil through a fine mesh or cheesecloth to remove the lavender and vanilla remnants, leaving you with a fragrant, infused oil.
  4. Essential Elegance: Add 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil and 5-10 drops of vanilla essential oil to the infused oil, intensifying the calming scent and enhancing the luxurious experience.
  5. Subtle Glow: For an optional touch of shimmer, add some shimmery mica to the oil and stir gently. This will give your skin a subtle luminosity, reminiscent of the sun-kissed Hawaiian beaches. Make sure the mica is cosmetics-rated.

The Benefits of Lavender and the Allure of Vanilla

Lavender is renowned for its soothing properties, making it perfect for relaxing both the mind and body. The quality of Kula lavender from Ali’i lavender is superb, better than any lavender I’ve seen out there. The prefect souvenir from Maui! Its antiseptic qualities can benefit irritated skin, while its calming aroma can ease stress and promote restful sleep.

Vanilla, with its sweet and comforting scent, holds aphrodisiac qualities and is believed to elevate mood. Together, these scents create a harmonious blend that nurtures your well-being.

Embracing the Power of Kukui and Macadamia Oils

Kukui nut oil, derived from the cold-pressed seeds of the kukui tree, has a rich history deeply intertwined with Hawaiian culture. With its light texture and rapid absorption, kukui nut oil is provide exceptional moisture and nourishment for the skin. Its neutral aroma makes it a versatile choice for blending with various scents

Macadamia oil, rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, nourishes and rejuvenates the skin, with a naturally round scent that adds its own dimension to the oil. Choose between the two based on your personal preference.

How to Use Your DIY Lavender Vanilla Body Oil

After your shower or bath, gently massage a few drops of your Lavender Vanilla Body Oil onto your damp skin. The warmth of your skin will release the captivating aroma, enveloping you in a sense of calm and luxury. Allow the oil to absorb and hydrate your skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and subtly scented.

A Tranquil Oasis in a Bottle

With our DIY Lavender Vanilla Body Oil, you’re not just treating your skin—you’re treating yourself to a moment of serenity and indulgence inspired by the beauty of Hawaii. Let the tranquil scent of Kula lavender and the comforting allure of vanilla transport you to the idyllic islands, where relaxation and rejuvenation go hand in hand. Elevate your skincare ritual with the essence of the islands, and experience the transformative power of nature’s aromatic embrace.

Continue Your Tropical Skincare Journey

Check out these popular Hawai’i skincare recipes:

> DIY Piña Colada Scrub

> Ginger Spice Massage Bar

> Ayurvedic Hibiscus Hair Oil

Hope to see you in paradise soon!

DIY Lavender Vanilla Body Oil Recipe

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