Healing Lavender Rose Water Ice Cubes

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This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi.

Irritated or itchy skin, injured muscles, mental breakdowns, migraines – it’s amazing how many ailments can be relieved with these healing cubes. I like them in the summer when I’m full of bug bites. I tend to get a lot on my ankles. If I rub these ice cubes on my ankles, it helps get rid of the itching and speeds up the overall healing of my scabs so they stop irritating me as much. Outside of summer, they’re ultra-calming and great to have around in case of anxiety or a pounding headache. Load up a towel with them and ice sore muscles, or simply hold them to your neck for a cool down.

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How are they so amazing? Here’s a little breakdown on how they work ingredient by ingredient:

Lavender: The scent of lavender has been proven to calm nerves, curb anxiety, and have an overall relaxing effect on the human psyche. It also has antibacterial properties and has been shown to reduce inflammation – making it a good treatment for open wounds.

Rose Water: My favorite fact about rose water is that in ancient Chinese medicine it’s said to balance the energies of yin and yang. When people or environments need a rebalance, apply some rose water to the situation and it will bring you back to equilibrium. This makes sense to me when I consider its ability to reduce redness and relieve irritated skin. It takes all that fiery heat out of the situation (yang), and gives your skin a bit of relaxation (yin).

Ice: If you’ve ever sprained your ankle, been stung by a bee, or so on, you know that ice helps bring down swelling. It’s also great at reducing pain, and once removed, your body will speed nutrients to the afflicted area, speeding up the healing process.

And now, here’s how to make them…

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You’ll Need (fills a 2-cup tray):

20 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

½ Cup Rose Water (learn how to make your own Rose Water!)

1 ½ Cup Filter Water

Directions:

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Combine your ingredients in a pitcher using a whisk.

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Fill tray, and stick in the refrigerator to freeze.

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Remove & use as needed!

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Comments

Kimmy -August 23, 2013, 8:59AM

that’s such a great idea, i love the ice cube tray as well haha,

Dani -August 23, 2013, 10:46AM

Pretty! Where did you find this ice cube tray??

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Bee -August 23, 2013, 11:03AM

I feel refreshed already!

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Juliette Laura -August 23, 2013, 11:27AM

Oh goodness so obsessed with that ice cube tray! And definitely going to try this!

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Stephanie -August 23, 2013, 11:41AM

Yes, I would like to know where I can get this ice cube tray please!

fp julia -August 23, 2013, 11:50AM

Hey guys! it’s actually a cookie tray and it is from Target!!

Sarah -August 23, 2013, 5:53PM

I looooove every single post from ur blog!!!! Keep up the magic :-)

Bonnie -August 23, 2013, 7:34PM

Lovely idea! And in case you don’t want to make your own rosewater…it can be found in most high end grocery stores in the herb and spice section. Thanks FP! xx

Shelley -August 24, 2013, 5:59PM
Olivia -August 26, 2013, 11:27AM

The exact name of the ice cube tray/cake pan is “Petite Four Pan-Silver” from Target

Julenecakes -August 26, 2013, 12:49PM

I love that cookie tray! Such a great idea to use it for ice!

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shikha -September 19, 2013, 1:39AM

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