posted by www.greenacreslavenderfarm.com on Jul 1
The botanical name for lavender is Lavendula. It is from the mint family and has many beneficial purposes. The plant itself is lovely to look at and the fragrance is pleasant. Drying lavender is relatively easy. It can be air dried by tying small bunches together and hanging them upside down in a well-ventilated room. Once you have dried the lavender there are many culinary and household uses for it.
You might try combining it with black or green tea to create a fragrant and delicious hot or iced tea. Dried lavender leaves and seeds can be placed around the home in sachets or potpourri bowls to freshen the air. Another great way to use dried lavender is to sprinkle some in your pet’s bed to hide odors and to repel fleas. Place dried lavender leaves in a small piece of cheese cloth tie it with a string and toss it in your hot bath to provide a soothing and calm spa effect. If you are having trouble sleeping try placing a small bit of lavender in your pillow case or near your bed on the night stand doing so will encourage calmness of mind and aid in sleeping.