When it comes to flowers that are preferred the most in the world, we can’t help talking about lavender. This flower is not only beautiful but also useful. It can be used both in cooking and garden. It has a lot of different uses that not everyone knows, so in the article today we want to write about it in the post today. Are you ready to spend your time on learning about them with us?
Lavender often gets relegated to the bath or the laundry room, but this wonderfully fragrant flower has many uses beyond soap. Its mild, floral flavor makes it perfect for baking. And it’s anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties make it a useful plant to have around the house. The color you get when you make lavender simple syrup just begs for it to be made into cocktails or added to whipped cream or icing, and more. This flower is so great, right? If your garden has not had this flower, let’s grow some right now. And when it is ready, you can try with some of its use here.
#1 Lavender Soap
Whether you use the dried flower buds or homemade lavender essential oil, you’ll end up with a wonderfully scented bar of soap.
#2 Pest Control in Your Garden
Growing several lavender plants around your garden border or near areas of your yard where deer like to congregate. The strong smell of lavender makes it harder for deer to smell the tasty vegetables they like to nibble in your garden.
#3 Lavender Sachets for Natural Moth Control
Lavender sachets are easy to make, smell wonderful, and keep your clothes safe from moths. Fill tiny fabric bags with dried lavender and tuck several in with your fine woolens, hang a few in your closet, and toss a few in your dresser drawers.
#4 Lavender-Infused Massage Oil
Lavender has many health benefits. It’s anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and its scent is calming, making it a popular choice for aromatherapy. To make your own lavender-infused massage oil add 3-4 tablespoons of dried lavender buds to 8oz. of carrier oil such as apricot seed, jojoba, or grapeseed oil in a sterilized jar. Keep in a warm dark place for 4-6 weeks. Give the jar a shake occasionally. Strain the oil into a clean, sterilized jar.
#5 Lavender Essential Oil
Follow this guide to create lavender essential oil at home without the distilling process. All you need are dried lavender buds, some cheap grain alcohol, a mason jar, coffee filters, and some time. Once you’ve made your lavender oil, you can use it in many of the items, from soap to linen spray.
#6 Linen Spray
And speaking of linen spray, lavender is well known for its soothing effect. Lightly spritz it onto clean pillows and sheets.
#7 Lavender Bath Salts
If you really want a fantastic night of sleep, mix up a batch of lavender bath salts. Combine one cup of Epsom salts with ¼ cup of dried lavender buds. Mix well and store in an airtight container like a mason jar. For a restful night of sleep, dissolve a handful of the bath salts into a bath of warm water shortly before bed. The magnesium in the Epsom salts and the soothing lavender will have you relaxed and ready for bed in no time.
#8 Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Dried lavender buds are a fantastic addition to any wonderful cookie.
#9 Lavender Tea
The resulting cup of lavender tea should be lightly floral, not overpowering. Add a little honey for the perfect summer tea. Pour one cup of boiling water over one or two teaspoons of dried lavender buds. Let steep for four or five minutes and then strain and serve.
#10 Lavender-Infused Honey
Aside from tasting absolutely wonderful, lavender-infused honey is also a great way to soothe a scratchy throat. Make some honey now, so it’s ready for the flu and cold season. To make, add in ¼ cup of dried lavender buds. Warm one cup of honey and pour it into the jar over the lavender buds. Let the honey infuse in a warm, dark place for several weeks. Once the honey has infused gently warm the jar of honey and strains out the lavender. Pour the finished lavender-infused honey into another dry, sterilized jar.
#11 Lavender Simple Syrup
Lavender simple syrup is one of my favorite mixers for summertime. I add it to iced tea, cocktails (it pairs especially well with gin), and club soda.
#12 Lavender Lemonade
If there’s one drink that embodies summer, it has to be lemonade. And lavender takes plain lemonade and turns it into something truly delightful.