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When the lavender starts to bloom in my yard I trim and cut it all the time making sure it will bloom and grow again and again...
Then I start making the lavender things that I use, and give away as gifts the rest of the year... There is always so much lavender!
I grow different varieties. But they all are wonderful and its such a relaxing scent.
Here are some of the things I make with lavender:
Luxurious Lavender soap
Lovely Lavender Sachets
I don't have any photos of these yet this year but I also make:
*Bath Tea bags - lavender buds in tea bags. Just add to the tub.
*Dryer bags- Lavender bags that you add to the dryer. The heat and moisture of the dryer release the lavender scent... I use these on my towels.
*Fire Starters~ ALL the clippings that come from my lavender plants are saved separately, dried, and tied together in little bundles... during the spring we have an outdoor fire in our metal fire pit and I add the little bundles to start the fire or during a fire... The scent is intoxicating!
And if I have time I make my own homemade Lavender essential oil and Lavender water.
Here is a tutorial of how to make a Lavender Wand to use in drawers, closets, the bathroom and laundry room or where ever!
*Cut about 12 to 15 long stems of fresh lavender buds. You will also need a spool of 1/4 inch ribbon and a spool of 1/2 inch ribbon, you choice of colors!
*Make a bouquet and tie a knot right up to the stems.
*Put bouquet in the sun to wilt for at least 20 minutes. Allowing the stems to wilt make them more pliable for what you are about to do.
*Bend stems over the heads of the lavender for form a little cage and tie it off with ribbon.
* Then starting at the top, weave the ribbion using the over under method in and out of the stems that are wrapped around the buds. I do mine kind of sloppy because thats the look I like... but you can make them also very tight and neat...
*Trim then wrap the stems in ribbon...
*Volia! A Very old fashioned, but fresh Lavender wand.
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