Lavender Flowers

Lavender is such a popular herb with many uses. The essential oil as well as the dried herb can be used. Lavender essential oil is one of the few that can be applied directly to your skin. Add 10 drops to about 30 mL of carrier oil – grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil for a lovely massage oil. It has wonderful skin healing properties for psoriasis, acne, insect bites and small burns for example. It has become a favourite for both females and males.

It is know to uplift your mood, ease your sleep, aid with depression. It is very calming….add a few drops to a hanky or material and tuck under your pillow for a more peaceful sleep.

I came across a recipe for a Carpet Refresher as follows:

Ingredients: 1 cup sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), 10-20 drops lavender 40/42 essential oil Instructions: Mix well and place in a container that is covered overnight to absorb. Then all you do is sprinkle some on your carpet before vacuuming. mmmmmmm…nice smelling.

Did you know you can also bake/cook with it? I haven’t yet but I’m checking out the recipes and will share and let you know more about this…has anyone used lavender in baking?

I enjoy a burning lavender soy candle….a soothing bath with lavender bath salts… so nice… :o)

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