Here are 10 very simple ways to use your fragrance lavender buds to bring that beautiful scent into your home.
Sprinkle on Carpets
Sprinkle just a small on your carpets before you plan to vacuum. This will help both your carpet and your vacuum to smell great.
Lavender Infused Oil
Lavender oil can be used on sore muscles, used on itchy bug bites, used on dry patchy skin, burns. To make your own lavender infused oil fill a small jar with dried lavender sachet bud, cover with oil, such as olive, sweet almond oil, avocado oil or jojoba oil. Let sit for 4 weeks and shake occasionally. I stick mine by my coffee pot or pantry where I will see it to remind myself to shake it. If you stick a date on when it will be done that always helps to remind you when to strain out the lavender and begin using it. You can also add a tablespoon of this to a nice hot bath to soak away the stress.
Lavender Bath Salts
You can add 1 cups epsom salt, 1/4 cup dried lavender sachet bud and a few drops of lavender essential oil to create your own bath salts. Simply sprinkle in your bath water for a beautiful and relaxing bath.
Not your grandmother's moth balls you can use lavender as a insect repellent. Place your lavender sachet where you want to keep insects out.
Gift Wrap Decor
Add a little extra on your wrapped gifts by including a sachet with your wrapped gift or attached to your gift bag.
Add dried lavender sachet bud to your drawers. It will make you feel good to open your drawers to smell the fresh scent.
Natural Car Air Freshener
Make up a sachet and place it in your car for a natural fresh scent.
Fill a sachet bag with dried lavender sachet bud and stick it underneath your pillow or next to your bed.
Simply fill an organza bag with dried lavender sachet buds, tie tightly, toss in the dryer, and enjoy your naturally scented laundry. These little sachet bags will hold their scent for about to 10 loads in your dryer. Then replace with new dried lavender sachet bud.
Stinky Shoe Fixer
Fill a couple sachet bags with dried lavender sachet buds, and place in those stinky shoes, to help diffuse odors.
We have 3 sizes to choose from in Dried Lavender Sachet Buds to make it easy and convenient to bring the natural scent of lavender into your home! You can see and purchase the sizes here in our shop.
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Chocolate lovers will rejoice everywhere!🍩
These brownies and donuts are all mixed together to make this amazing Lavender Brownie Donut!
Ok, don’t kid yourself a donut is pretty much dessert for breakfast! It’s fun and creative and just make you the best mom, wife, friend or roommate when you bake these up. The smell is heavenly and the taste is chocolate yumminess and you’ll get a lot of thank you’s for sure. Just check out how easy this is to make!
Lavender Brownie Donuts
1 pkg Lavender Brownie Mix
1/4 cup oil
2 Tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350℉. Lightly spray your donut baking sheets.
In a medium sized bowl combine your Lavender Brownie mix, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup oil, 2 Tbsp water. With a spoon stir until combined. Spoon batter into your donut mold until it fills about 12 molds.
Bake for 13 minutes or until tooth inserted comes out clean.
Let cool before frosting. I used our Lavender Frosting mix with an additional Tbsp of water to make it so I could dip the donuts in and it coated them perfectly, while frosting is wet sprinkle a little culinary lavender on them.
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Thinking about St. Patrick's day and how to add a little charm and luck of the Irish with a different twist. We came up with this drink to add a little Irish cheer and to celebrate with those who may be drinking green beer.
Lavender-Mint Lemonade Cocktail
1 cup peppermint tea, brewed
6 Tbsp Lavender Lemonade
2 shots vodka
1 Tbsp Lavender Simple Syrup
1 cups seltzer water
1 bottle ginger beer
Lemon, Lavender Cocktail Pick and mint for garnish
Combine 1 cup mint tea, 1 Tbsp lavender simple syrup, 2 shots of vodka and your lavender lemonade mix together until combined and powder dissolved, add your seltzer water and stir. Set aside.
In 2 cocktail glasses filled with crushed ice pour in your lemonade mint base to fill your glass half full. Top the remaining cocktail glasses with ginger beer. Garnish your glass with a lemon wedge, mint leaf and a lavender cocktail pick.
Both the mint and lavender are subtle in this drink, if you want more mint flavor double up on your bags on the brewed tea. If you want more lavender flavor double up on the Lavender Simple Syrup.
Growing lavender is best done but taking cuttings or what is referred to as propagation from one plant to begin your next plant. They will often be more successful than growing by seed. This also insures that the plant is exactly like the parent plant.
Lavender cuttings can be used as soft cuttings or hard cuttings.
Soft cuttings are soft pliable new growth tips abundant in spring when your plant has a lot of new growth.
Hard cuttings are firmer stalks harder to bend and are available in spring and fall.
Weather you choose soft or hard you will cut 3-4 inch plant cutting. Using a knife cut the stem from the plant. Once cut, remove the bottom 2 inches of leaves and scrape off the skin where you have removed the leaves. place the lower 2 inches of the cutting into pot filled with a commercial soil medium.
Cover the pot with a plastic bag or place in greenhouse the pot in a sunny area and water the cuttings just as necessary as to much water will cause mold. You want it just lightly damp like a wrung out washcloth. It typically takes 2-4 weeks for the roots to develop. You can tell if your plant has begun to develop roots by ever so gently pulling on your plant to see if it gives resistance. Once it has developed roots you will remove the plastic bag. Place in a sunny location and water when soil becomes dry. Plants in pots can lose nutrients quickly so you can give it some liquid fertilizer diluted to 1/4 of the strength. You can place in the ground about 8 weeks after your last frost date. Within 2 months you can see the flowers blooming and spreads beautiful fragrances.
I hope this has helped you be inspired to grow some lavender!
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I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking.