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When I am king . . . .

Following in the theme of Fruits, Flowers and Tastes of the Season . . . Now is the time for Lavender, if you have Lavender growing in your garden then now is the time to cut and dry it. Cut yourself a bunch, tie with a ribbon or rafia and hang up side down to let the Lavender dry.

Tip: the best time to pick your Lavender is mid morining once the early morning dew has gone


Six ways to use Lavender

  1. Pop some Lavender stems in a simple jar, place in the corner of your room and your house will smell lovely
  2. Make a fragrant Lavender heart to hang on your door – in another post I will show you how
  3. Make a Lavender sleep pillow to place under your pillow at night – Lavender helps you to have a sound and healthy sleep – again I will show you how
  4. Add your dried Lavender to pot pourri for a sweet floral scent
  5. Make Lavender Bath Salts, place your sea salt in a bowl and add a few drops of Lavender oil, now in a jar add a layer of your Lavender indused sea salt then a layer of dried Lavender, keep doing this until your jar is full, and there you have a simple but lovely present or a treat for you for every bath time
  6. Lavender Infused Sugar, I like this when baking cakes and muffins, take a large jar , fill with sugar and few dried lavender petals, the sugar will take on the delicate aroma of the Lavender. When used in baking it gives cakes and muffins a delicate flavour

Tip: good ideas for Christmas presents, everyone enjoys a homemade present

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil has a sweet floral scent and is one of the most useful of all the aromatherapy oils. Lavender oil has properties of an antiseptic, analgesic, sedative, calming

Uses for Lavender Oil

Here are just some of reasons to keep Lavender Oil to hand . . .

  • Helps to stop insect bites and stings itching, you can drop a few drops directly to the affested area
  • Add a few drops (5- 10 drops) to a bath to stop sunburn stinging
  • Good for helping get rid of stretch marks and scar tissue, mix a few drops (1 drop to 3ml of carrier oil)  with a carrier oil and massage into the skin
  • Helps to ease aching joints and muscles, mix a few drops (1ml to 3ml carrier oil) with a carrier oil and massage into the affected area
  • Place a few drops on your pillow to help aid sleep and relaxation
  • Place a few drops on a cotton wool ball andplace in your hoover to keep fresh and lovely

Oh and one more great thing to do with your Lavender is to bake Blueberry and Lavender Muffins, on Friday!

Thank you for reading and I hope you are all enjoying the last few days of the holidays, because you deserve it why not treat yourself to a bottle of my Relaxing Bath Oil?

Take Care till next time

Katie x

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