Lavender is an essential herb in any garden because it is relatively easy to grow and has so many uses. This post is about how I grow lavender (which type I grow) and how I use both dried lavender flowers and lavender essential oil around the home.
If I were to venture a guess, I’d say that lavender is one of the most well known and admired herbs. It can be more picky to grow than some of the other herbs which we’ve covered in this series, but it’s still an easy keeper and its benefits are countless.
Lavender is a beautiful and useful herb. There are many different kinds, and many different uses. Everything from culinary to medicinal.
These all natural, lavender dusting cloths are so simple to make and use. I love that I can hand them off to my kids at chore time and not worry about exposing them to potentially toxic chemicals!
Lavender is often prolific in the home herb garden, thankfully it’s very easy to use fresh and dried. Lavender has a multitude medicinal uses both used externally and taken internally plus it’s super tasty in a number of culinary applications including cupcakes & pesto.
Ancient texts tell us that lavender has been used for medicinal and religious purposes for over 2,500 years. The Egyptians used it for mummification and as a perfume. The Romans used it for bathing, cooking and for scenting the air. And, quite possibly the most famous usage of all, Mary used it to anoint Jesus […]