Herbs, Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Lavender – 6 Ways to Promote Calm

Lavender – 6 Ways

Today’s hump day… Wednesday and it totally feels like I’ve hit the top of the hump and will struggle coming down the rest of the week. I’ve been feeling so much craziness from Monday & Tuesday and have a long list of to-dos through the end of the week. Saturday and Sunday will be filled with cleaning; so, I’m turning to one of the most delicious smelling herbs, Lavender. Luckily, lavender’s such a versatile herb. It’s known for being calmingfocusing, and tasting great in teas and honey.  

So, without further ado, here are 6 ways to use lavender to focus, relax, and please your taste buds.

 

1) Straight

Lavender Essential Oil is wonderful when used in aromatherapy. Try a couple of these blends at  theprairiehomestead.com.

 

2) Lavender Sugar Scrub

Lavender Sugar Scrub

One of my favorite things in the world is a good sugar scrub. You can check mine out here. It literally takes me 5 minutes to create this simple recipe from www.onsuttonplace.com.

Simple Ingredients:

3) Lavender Bath Salt

Lavender Bath Salts

Oh…my…gosh… YES. I LOVE LOVE LOVE lavender bath salts. Sometimes I’ll soak my feet while giving myself a manicure or just doze off in the tub. This tutorial is a great introduction for folks looking to make their own bath salts.

Simple Ingredients:

Lavender Pillow4) Lavender Pillow

Rest easy with a lavender pillow. It’s a really easy craft you can make when you have a bit of time.

womansweekly.com

 

5) Coconut Lavender Lemonade

Coconut Lavender Lemonade

This delicious, beautiful, refreshing treat is so worth making. This can take around 15 minutes to make, so it’s perfect for when you get a quick break.  Confectionalism.com

6) Meyer Lemon Lavender Mojito

Meyer Lemon Lavender Mojitos

Clearly a requirement for the end of the week.

Spearmint, Meyer lemon, lavender, and rum… yum

This only takes 5 minutes to throw this together.

Boulderlocavore.com

 

 

 

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