If there’s one herb that evokes feelings of serenity, it’s lavender. At Natorp’s we have several varieties to choose from! Lavender makes a lovely container herb. Like rosemary, lavender doesn’t like wet feet but this perennial member of the mint family does love lots of sun and good drainage. Harvest the flowers just as they start to open and pluck leaves anytime.
- Lavender leaves and flowers are delicious added to lemonade.
- Herbes de Provence is a famous blend with lavender.
- Lavender essential oil can be directly applied to the skin for cuts, bites, and blemishes.
- Lavender linen spray is a beautiful, aromatic spray for linens. I like to spritz it on bed pillows for a clean, calming sleep. Makes a wonderful gift for Mom.
LAVENDER LINEN SPRAY
Put everything in a jar and shake well. The witch vodka/witch hazel helps distribute the essential oil into the water.
1/4 cup vodka or witch hazel
20 drops or so lavender essential oil
1-1/2 cups high quality water – I use distilled
Pour into a spray bottle. Store at room temperature or for longer storage, in the frig.