Friday, May 15, 2015

can't live without it - lavender


One thing I can't live without in my life is lavender. It all started when we bought our house and went to pick out plants for the garden the first spring. I had no idea what I wanted, so I just trolled around the garden store just looking at and smelling everything - then I found it and fell in love. I remember telling Aaron we should just buy hundreds of lavender plants a fill the whole yard with them and I would be content ;) (for the record - we only ended up getting three, but they are my three favorite plants in the entire garden)

Over time I realized all the uses and ways I could incorporate lavender into my life...


Lavender oil
     Used for soothing aromatherapy
     Spritzed on a pillow to help you sleep (diluted with water)
     Great cruelty-free perfume option 
     (check out my other cruelty-free product posts here and here

Dried lavender
     In cooking and baking to enhance flavors and recipes
     Steeped in hot water for tea
     Mixed with baking soda for a natural carpet deodorizer



Health and Wellness
     Mixed with aloe to soothe burns
     Dabbed on you (and your pets) as a natural bug repellant
     Mixed with epsom salts in a bath to soothe sore muscles

Beauty
     Mix with vinegar for an organic skin toner
     Use topically for skin irritations/acne
     Promoting hair growth and a healthy scalp, or for conditioning 


This is just a short list, but there are tons of great websites out there that share even more ways to use lavender! What are ways that you use lavender or other essential oils?

Join the fun with Laura, Stephanie, and Caitlin - link up and share your "Can't Live Without It"!!







7 comments:

  1. Love the scent of lavender, I never realized how much you could do with it! Thanks for sharing and linking up! :)

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  2. i had no idea you could use it for so much! i've been meaning to get some to spray on my pillow, see if it would help me sleep.

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  3. I had no idea Lavender had so many great uses! I'm definitely going to have to try the skin toner recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I LOVE lavender. Now I need to go home and find that lavender soap I've been "saving" and use it already :) Happy weekend, pretty!

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  5. I've just began using lavendar in essential oils on the bottoms of my feet at bedtime for sleep, I burn a lavendar candle too. Also, heard it was good for other things that I'm still researching.

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  6. we are just starting the process of selecting plants for our new yard....and I think that now I need lavender!! thanks for linking up and inspiring my yard reno! xo

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  7. Lavender is definitely very useful! I've been using it in a diffuser every night to calm Remigton down with her colic! :) I would love to have lavender plants in my garden! :)

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