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How to Use Lavender Flowers - Crafts and Ideas
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.
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.
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.
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!