13 DIY Lavender Projects You’ll Love!

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!

13 DIY Lavender Projects for You to Make and Enjoy!Thanks to my blogging friends who submitted their lavender projects to be added to the list!

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.


How to Make Lavender CandlesSee how to make these pretty lavender-infused candles. I enjoy lighting them to lift my spirits.


Hot to Make Lavender PotpourriMix up a batch of lavender potpourri and keep it on your bedside table to help you doze off.


How to Make Lavender Dryer SachetsKeep clothes smelling fresh with these easy-to-make dryer sachets scented with lavender.


Make Your Own Lavender Linen SprayAfter your clothes come out of the dryer, spritz them with a little DIY lavender linen spray and press them.


Honey Lavender PeachesHave 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.


Lavender Tea BreadYou might also enjoy this pretty Lavender Tea Bread that Cynthia shares at Feeding Big.


Lavender Sugar and 12 Other Lavender Projects You Can MakeAdd this Lavender Sugar from Jennifer Rizzo to your coffee, tea, or other recipes.


Lavender Body Scrub and 12 Other Ways to Use LavenderI love beauty products that incorporate lavender, like Lavender Body Scrub from Pastels and Macarons.


Lavender Bath BombsToss one of these Lavender Bath Bombs by Anns Entitled Life into your tub for a relaxing bath!


Lavender Essential Oils LotionWhen your bath is over, smooth on Lavender Essential Oils Body Lotion from Thrifty DIY Diva.


Lavender Scented Hand SoapHappy Mothering shares how to make liquid hand soap with essential lavender oils. I need some of this in my bathroom!


Dried Lavender SachetsPretty lavender sachets from AKA Design would be heavenly tucked into a lingerie drawer.


Sink and Tub Lavender ScrubI 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!


Lavender Blooming in a Farmhouse GardenFarmhouse Landscape by South East Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Joanne Alderson Design

Fragrantly beautiful lavender!  I hope to plant a lot of it this spring so I can make some of these projects.


Fragrant English Lavender and 13 Ways to Use ItGarden Spaces by Wheat Ridge Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Jocelyn H. Chilvers

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.


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  1. I think the scent of lavender is divine! I am so glad you shared my recipe along with all of the others posts. I will be checking them out. I can’t wait!

  2. I am a rug hooker and have a large stash of wool fabric. My favorite use for lavender is to put it in large sachet bags and tuck them into my wool cupboard among the folds of wool to ward off moths. Not only is it a natural way to thwart these nasties, but it smells heavenly when I open the door to pull out a selection of wool. Thanks for these other suggestions. I can’t wait to try them!

  3. Hi Jennifer,

    I absolutely adore lavender!! These are wonderful projects you’ve shared. I think I’ll make the lavender scrub and the honey lavender peaches come summertime. Can’t wait!! I wrote a post over the summer about cooking with lavender, featuring my favorite food item, Blueberry-Lavender Jam. If you’re interested in getting the recipe, here’s a link to my post featuring it: http://www.cottagebee.com/cooking-with-lavender-a-taste-of-provence/


  4. Thank you for the great ideas!! I very much enjoy lavender. I will have
    to try some of your recipes and let you know how they turn out.