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Lavender can help with many different things! It can help with:
- Athlete’s Foot
- Cold & Flu
- Insect Bites
- Mild Depression
- Minor Wounds
- Reduces Inflammation
- Soothes Digestive Issues
I love to dry my own lavender out of my herb garden at home. It’s very easy! Cut the lavender and then tie it in bunches. I usually do about five to six stems together and hang them upside down to dry on my herb drying rack. Hang them in a dark, warm place that doesn’t have any moisture. It will take about a week to have the lavender dry out. All you need is a cute drying rack like this one!
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You can also dry out your lavender in the oven or with a dehydrator. I have never tried these methods, but here are some trustworthy websites to reference if you choose to go this route!
After the lavender is dry, take it and pull the seeds off (carefully!). Then store them in a jar with an airtight lid. The aroma of the seeds will fill up the room as you are picking them off., and it smells wonderful! (insert heart eye emoji).
Then, you can use the seeds for whatever you like!
Some of my favorite ways to use Lavender are:
- Teas- Lavender promotes feelings of calmness. I love to drink it before bed because it helps me to have a more restful night of sleep. Lavender also has a very distinctive flavor & it’s so good!
- Bath Salts
- Self-Care Items- These bath salts are amazing!
- Essential Oil
- Lemonade– This recipe is so yummy!
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Check out this book for awesome recipes for using lavender in your daily life!
What are your favorite ways to use lavender? I would love to hear from you! Drop a comment below. Don’t forget to follow me on social media for more of my favorite herbs & what you can do with them!
Until next time,