18 Uses for Lavender


Lavender bunchesIf you plan on growing only one thing this year, make it lavender! Lavender is one of the easiest and most versatile herbs to grow. Not only is lavender edible,  it has a wonderful intoxicating scent! Simply sow the seeds into some well-drained, sandy soil in a sunny spot and watch them grow! In no time, you will be rewarded with an abundance of lavender that you may not know what to do with!

But don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of ways lavender can be used:

  1. In the garden, lavender make excellent border plants and look stunning planted in masses!
  2. Lavender can be made into essential oils, which is known to help relieve stress, anxiety and induce sleep.
  3. Add fresh lavender or essential oil to a hot bath can help with relaxation and ease tired muscles and joints.lavender essential oil
  4. The oil can soothe burned or irritated skin.
  5. This fragrant herb is used in perfumes and other cosmetics.
  6. Lavender oils can be added to shampoo to eliminate dandruff.
  7. It is a common ingredient in potpourri.
  8. Lavender stems can be used as kabob sticks.
  9. The herb is used to flavour desserts, like scones, cookies and cake.
  10. Lavender makes a refreshing and calming tea. Simply add fresh or dried lavender into some hot water and steep for 5 minutes.
  11. It can also be used to flavour lemonade.
  12. Lavender can be used a pest repellent; the scent deters mice, flies and mosquitoes.
  13. Dried lavender can be used in homemade soaps and candles.
  14. Dried lavender used to make sachets to keep closets, drawers and laundry bags smelling fresh!
  15. Dried lavender can be used as confetti for weddings and other celebrations.
  16. Fresh lavender make beautiful cut flowers.
  17. Lavender dries extremely well and they would be lovely in dried floral arrangements.
  18. The herb is used in aromatherapy to treat headaches, nervous disorders, and exhaustion.

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About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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  15. mpkarts says:

    Lavender stems as kabob sticks, never thought of that! Great info!

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  21. Great blog. Thx for sharing. My family owns a lavender company for over 12 yrs and that is mainly why I always post about lavender and the benefits. If you like- please check out there website at http://www.lavenderfieldsforever.com

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