This Certified Aromatherapist Explains How To Use Dried Lavender Buds At Home

Jan 18, 2022

Who doesn’t love the fresh smell of lavender? You can read this guide to find out how to freshen up your home with the pretty purple plant, as well as how to make dried lavender!

Make your household feel like springtime, all the time.

Loving Essential Oils’ latest release provides you with a simple DIY lavender drying tutorial, as well as inspiration for the many ways that you can incorporate the herb into your lifestyle.

You can learn more at https://www.lovingessentialoils.com/blogs/healthy-living/how-to-dry-lavender

The new how-to guide was written by Jennifer Lane, a certified aromatherapist with years of experience growing and drying her own lavender plants at her home in California. 

Lavender is a flowering purple herb that is believed to originate in the ancient Middle East and Mediterranean regions. For centuries, the plant has been touted for its remedial benefits, which may include lowered blood pressure, improved sleep, and stress reduction.  

In her report, Lane explains that cultivating lavender from seed is a gradual process, and instead encourages you to begin by purchasing a mature plant from your local nursery. 

The guide notes that once established, lavender requires a lot of sunlight, well-draining soil with a high pH value, and a decent amount of space to grow. Because it is drought-resistant, the plant only needs to be watered every two to three weeks.

According to the tutorial, you must begin the drying process by pruning your lavender and removing its leaves. You then should gather a tightly-banded bundle of approximately 10 to 25 stems.

Next, you are prompted to place a hook under the band and hang the lavender stems bottom-up in a dry, dimly-lit location. The bundle should be left to completely dry for approximately 1 to 2 weeks.

Loving Essential Oils’ guide lays out a variety of different ideas for using dried lavender, including as a decorative bouquet or carpet freshener. You can also incorporate the plant’s fragrant leaves into handmade goods such as bath salts, potpourri, and soaps.

Other uses for the herb include cooking, as its buds are known to complement many dishes with a sweet and floral aroma. The report includes several lavender cookbook and recipe recommendations to provide you with some initial culinary inspiration.

Lane finishes her guide with a note to readers: “I hope this post has inspired you to get more out of your lavender, or even empower you to plant some.”

Fill your weekend with a fun and fresh-smelling DIY project — start reading Loving Essential Oils’ new guide today!

Head to https://www.lovingessentialoils.com/blogs/healthy-living/how-to-dry-lavender so you can learn more.

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