Saturday, February 23, 2008

Let's Look at Lavender

Lavender is one of my favorite flowers, or shall I say herbs,
as they have been long used in herbalism.....mmmm, their scent is so fragrant and soothing.
Did you know there 25-30 different species of lavender?
Of course, widely grown in gardens, the flowers are used in
dried floral arrangements as well as potpourris.
You may also take the dried flowers and seal them in
fabric pouches and place among your stored clothing
as a deterrent to moths. Much, much better than moth balls!!!!!!

You could also place a bowl of lavender flowers by your
bedside to soothe you to sleep, as it is known as an aid to
sleep and relaxation. Adding a few drops of lavender oil to your bath
would set the stage for a good nights sleep too!
Lavender flowers, sachets, soap, room spray and oil
are available for purchase at Brown & Hopkins.....
I happened to check the old inventory book from 1901,
and Lavender Oil was about ten cents per bottle......
Boy, Those were the good old days......


Anonymous said...

Love lavender too Liz {that & Roses would be my favs}...and we also use it for mosquito bites..dab a little onto the itch and it is very soothing..
luv Ann.xx

Liz said...

It was so ironic, just as I finished writing this post yesterday, a lady came in and purchased some lavender oil. She was a massage therapist and uses it in her work, but she also said it has many many other uses, an anti-inflammatory which would help in bug bites, and an anti-fungal as well. It's good to learn new things! Thanks for the post!

Jacinda said...

Mmmmm. I can smell it just reading this. I have a recipe for lavender pound cake. I haven't tried it but it's always sounded yummy.