Lavender - Dry herbs
Lavender is known for its ability heal burns and is anti-fungal making it a great choice for healing salves.
Sleeplessness and anxiety can often be calmed with lavender tea. You can also treat yourself to a soothing and calming herbal facial steam with lavender herb.
Dry skin can often become softer with lavender’s many soothing properties in both the herbal and essential oil forms.
The soothing scent and softening power make lavender essential oil a natural choice for massages and can help it be even more relaxing.
LAVENDER FOR THE HOME
The same reasons lavender is used on the body, makes it a perfect choice for using it in the home as well.
Put dried lavender blossoms into sachets in closets and drawer to protect clothes from moths.
Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a diffuser at night to help promote deep sleep and keep the house smelling fresh. You can also DIY your own essential oil reed diffuser with lavender!
Lavender essential oil has anti-fungal properties making it a perfect addition to homemade cleaners. Putting it in laundry soap ensures a delicious and soothing scent and using it on a yoga mat can help kill sweaty odors.
Layer fresh blossoms with sugar in a jar and let it sit for a few weeks. After it sits the sugar will take on a slight lavender flavor and the color of the blossoms make it a perfect addition to cookies and cakes.
A bit of lavender in lemonade or cocktails is refreshing and delicious on a hot day. On cold days, add some to herbal hot chocolate (or our DIY hot cocoa with homemade marshmallows) for a delicious reminder of summer days.
With all of these amazing uses, it’s no wonder that lavender has a place in the hearts and homes of many. Be sure to make the most of this beautiful and aromatic herb in your home by keeping some in the bathroom, cleaning closet, and spice rack.
Now that you know how to use lavender herb, remember to include lavender in your meal plans, beauty routines, cleaning regimes, and herbal health back pocket.
A FEW PRECAUTIONS
Lavender is generally considered a safe herb but as with anything it isn’t for everyone. Pregnant and nurse feeding women should seek the advice of a doctor or herbalist before using it medicinally. As always double check with a doctor or pharmacist to be sure lavender won’t interfere with any prescription medications. Always dilute the oil when using it on children. As always avoid it if anyone is allergic and seek advice from trained professionals if you have any concerns.