Lavender is one of my favorite fragrances and there are so many wonderful things you can do with this flowering herb. Use lavender in beauty products; use it as a garnish in salads or as an herb when cooking. Bake them into cookies and breads to enhance the flavor of food. You’re probably familiar with two types of lavender … English Lavender and French Lavender. English lavender is the more widely used of the two, tolerating cold weather better than its French counterpart. I love any kind of lavender and today I’m sharing 13 DIY lavender projects you’re sure to love!
As an herb or fragrance, lavender is thought to calm your nerves, relieve anxiety, and even help you sleep. Quite often before going to bed, I enjoy applying lavender scented lotion so I can smell the soothing fragrance as I drift off to sleep. I’ve also used it in a variety of DIY lavender projects.
See how to make these pretty lavender-infused candles. I enjoy lighting them to lift my spirits.
Mix up a batch of lavender potpourri and keep it on your bedside table to help you doze off.
Keep clothes smelling fresh with these easy-to-make dryer sachets scented with lavender.
After your clothes come out of the dryer, spritz them with a little DIY lavender linen spray and press them.
Have you ever eaten honey lavender peaches? I made these when peaches were in season and canned them so we could enjoy them throughout the year. Pair them with ice cream or eat them on their own.
You might also enjoy this pretty Lavender Tea Bread that Cynthia shares at Feeding Big.
Add this Lavender Sugar from Jennifer Rizzo to your coffee, tea, or other recipes.
I love beauty products that incorporate lavender, like Lavender Body Scrub from Pastels and Macarons.
Toss one of these Lavender Bath Bombs by Anns Entitled Life into your tub for a relaxing bath!
When your bath is over, smooth on Lavender Essential Oils Body Lotion from Thrifty DIY Diva.
Happy Mothering shares how to make liquid hand soap with essential lavender oils. I need some of this in my bathroom!
Pretty lavender sachets from AKA Design would be heavenly tucked into a lingerie drawer.
I have to give this Lavender Sink and Tub Scrub from Sweep Tight a try. I can only imagine how wonderful it makes the bathroom smell while cleaning it. Sure beats harsh chemicals!
Fragrantly beautiful lavender! I hope to plant a lot of it this spring so I can make some of these projects.
Are you a fan of lavender, or do you prefer another type of floral fragrance? I hope you’ll try a few of these DIY Lavender Projects for yourself.