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How to Use Lavender Flowers - Crafts and Ideas

Updated on March 22, 2013
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What to Do with Lavender Flowers - Ideas for Projects

Lavender is wonderful, beautiful, aromatic and medicinal herb. Lavender is very versatile and has many benefits and uses.


1. Potpourri

Use dried lavender flowers for your potpourri mixture.

2. Make a bouquet

Lavender bouquet can be made out of fresh or dried lavender flowers, it actually looks great dried also, and it smells good too. Lavender bouquet can be placed on your night stand to help you sleep better.

3. Sleep Aid Pillow

Lavender is used to make sleep aid pillows. A small pillow is made and stuffed with lavender flowers, this pillow then can be placed under your regular pillow, or next to it. Lavender will release essential oils and help you sleep better.

4. Lavender Infused oil

Lavender infused oil can be used for many things, such as: scrapes, cuts, bug bites, burns, and other minor skin irritations. This oil also works great as a massage oil.

To make the oil:

1. Place finely chopped lavender into an oven safe dish, pour some olive oil over it, so that it completely covers lavender.

2. Heat oven to 200 F and turn it off

3. Place the dish with the lavender into the oven. Make sure the oven is turned off. Let the oil infuse for 4 hours in the oven.

4. Take the oil out, strain, pour into a dark glass bottle and store in a dark place.

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5. Tea

Lavender has antidepressant, antispasmodic, nerve relaxing, carminative and hypotensive qualities. To enjoy it's medicinal benefits you can make lavender tea, by pouring 1 cup of boiling water over 2 tea spoons of lavender flowers. Let it steep for about 20 minutes, strain and enjoy!

6. Gift Box Decoration

Lavender is wonderful for any kind of decoration projects, it looks absolutely beautiful on the wrapped gifts, attached to the gift box.

7. Gardening lavender as stress relieve

For those people that enjoy gardening, taking care of lavender plant can be a stress relieving experience.

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8. Fun projects for kids

If you have children or grandchildren, growing lavender, taking care of it and collecting it can be a wonderful experience for the kids. They can start learning about medicinal herbs by caring for a lavender herb. Kids will also love helping you to make potpuri and all the other things listed above.

Project ideas using lavender flowers can be endless. Dried flowers can even be used in scrapbooking, decorating household items and anything else that comes to your mind, just let your imagination do the work!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Lavertis, thank you so much for your kind words, I appreciate you stopping by :)

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

      What great information, MargaritaEden! I love lavender fragrances, but I have never used it for any other purposes. I will plant it in my garden and try some of your tips.

      I am voting up, useful, awesome, beautiful, and interesting.

      I thank you kindly for sharing.

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Mike, thank you for stopping by and giving me feedback, always appreciate your comments :)

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Lee Tea, no worries, I just didn't read it right, I should have guessed that you were talking about sprays :)

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Beautiful and useful. Thank you

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      Lee Tea 4 years ago from Erie, PA

      oh geez - MargaritaEden I'm thrilled you liked my comment, but I have to clarify - I only use the dried herb in my teas, and the essential oils in my sprays. I'd never use essential oils in the tea unless they were "food grade", and even then, I must admit I wouldn't know the dosage. Definitely will look into it, and I've heard of people using essential oils in their sachets and eye piilows, but ... I'm sooo sorry for my clumsy wording!! Be well - Lee.

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Lee Tea, I am glad you liked my post :) I have never tried adding essential oils to the tea, that is a wonderful idea, being aromatherapist you think I would know this use of Essential oils :) Thank you for your comment!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Carol, thank you for your support :) I appreciate your comment and sharing!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Pavlo, yes lavender tea has an unusual taste, but it's good! Thank you for stopping by friend :)

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      Lee Tea 4 years ago from Erie, PA

      Oh Pavlo, lavender makes a wonderfully floral and relaxing tea - try it sometime! We use dried lavender and essential oils in our teas and sprays (like pillow sprays and children's bedtime sprays), they are by far our best sellers!! My tea business actually started out selling pillows, and lavender spearmint eye pillows were one of the first items we made and sold. (I liked lavender so much I wanted everyone else to have some, too!!).

      I'm fond of this post - voting it up and lots of good stuff. Thanks for writing!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      You have picked my favorite scent ...so I have read every word of this and will bookmark to read again. It also reminded me that I am out of my lavender essential oil. Lovely hub. I am voting up and sharing.

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Great hub, interesting advises, but I can hardly imagine tea with lavender :)