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28 Blogs with Cool Things to Make with Fresh Lavender

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lavenderLavender is a member of the mint family that is distinguishable by its purple flower. It is harvested in mid to late June and is often used year-round both fresh and dried. Lavender oil has both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for many homeopathic remedies. These 28 blog recipes explore different ways that you can use lavender as a flavor enhancer, for medicinal purposes and homeopathic treatments and for decorating.

Recipes

Lavender is best used in recipes when the flowers are still closed.  Make sure that you follow recipes exactly when using lavender, because too much lavender gives dishes a soapy taste. You can use lavender in cakes, ice cream, jam and many other recipes.  Check out these seven blog entries for recipes featuring lavender.

Air Fresheners

Dried lavender is often used in potpourri, sachets and dryer bags to refresh rooms, your clothes and more.  These seven blog posts give you step-by-step instructions on how to make your own sachets and dryer bags, as well as how to dry and mix lavender potpourri.  Take a look at these ideas and see which ones you’d like to try.

Decorations

Dried lavender stems can be used in dried flower arrangements to dress up a side table or other surface or as a wreath to hang on your door or inside your home. Lavender sugar scrubs can also be used to decorate bathrooms. These seven blog articles explain how simple it is to incorporate dried lavender in decorating projects.

Home Remedies

Lavender has antiseptic properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties, and can be made into a variety of things, such as a soothing tea, foot soak, cold compress and salve.  Lavender oil can also be used in many applications. The following seven blog entries are full of ways you can use lavender in various homeopathic treatments.

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