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Lavender
Dried Herb Uses:
• In a relaxing herbal tea – Lavender is too strong to be used by itself as a tea, but mixed with mint leaves it makes a soothing herbal tea. I often add chamomile too. Steep all in hot (not boiling water) for a few minutes and add honey if desired. Ahhh …
• As a dandruff remedy – Make an extra strong batch of tea, let it cool, and use as a scalp rinse to remedy dandruff. This cooled tea recipe also doubles as an after-sun spray.
• In a tincture – Used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, a tincture can promote relaxation and sleep.
• Inside a pillow or mask – Add the dried flowers to homemade buckwheat pillows or sleep masks to help promote relaxing sleep.
• In the dryer – I sew the dried flowers into small satchels and use them in place of dryer sheets in the dryer. (Great project for kids!)
• For infused vinegar – Infuse vinegar with the dried flowers for use in cooking or as a skin toner (diluted).
• As an air freshener – Simmer the dried herb in a pot of water with some citrus peels for a natural air freshener!
• As a face scrub – The dried flowers and oatmeal makes for a gentle, fragrant face scrub.
• In cooking! – It’s not so strange! Lavender flowers feature in this classic herbes de Provence spice blend.