Easy Lavender Projects to Lift Your Spirits

Lavender is one of my favorite scents and it offers so many wonderful benefits. This time of year when I struggle with cabin fever, I enjoy its calming fragrance that reminds me of the garden. I rounded up some of favorite lavender projects that you might want to try – just click on the links to go to the tutorials. They’re all relatively easy.

Lavender Projects for you to try


Lavender sachets don’t take long to make and they smell so good. A few days ago I came across one I had packed in a container with bedding and even though I made the sachet many years ago, it was still very fragrant.

How to Make Lavender Sachets


The sachets above I sewed and stamped myself, but you can also use small drawstring bags from the craft store.

Lavender Sachets


Lavender linen spray is a great item to make a tedious task like ironing a bit more enjoyable. Instead of using the steam option on your iron, spray your clothes or whatever you’re ironing with the scented spray.

DIY Lavender Linen Spray


Since lavender is thought to help induce sleep, try spraying your pillowcases just before tucking yourself into bed.

DIY Lavender Linen Spray


Lavender dryer sachets are another great way to add the calming scent to clothes, towels, and sheets. I embroidered mine to make them pretty and am happy to report they hold up really well in the dryer.

How to Make Lavender Dryer Sachets


Make lavender potpourri by combining lavender buds with lavender essential oil. For a stronger fragrance, simply add more oil to the buds.

Lavender Potpourri


In addition to inducing sleep, lavender is also said to reduce blood pressure and lessen those uncomfortable menopausal hot flashes.

Lavender Potpourri


Lavender rosemary bath salt will help you relax and unwind if you enjoy soaking in the tub on a cold winter’s day.

DIY Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts


Homemade bath salts make a great, personal gift.

DIY Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts


Lavender candles are a little more time consuming of the lavender projects to make, but they are well worth the effort. I like to add lavender buds to my candles, but if you’re afraid of them catching fire, simply eliminate the buds.

DIY Lavender Candles


My favorite lavender project is growing a variety of lavender types in the garden. Cut several stems and dry them to enjoy inside your house.

Growing Lavender in a Basket


A few flower stems look pretty in a simple vase and if you place it near your bed, you can enjoy the fragrance as you doze off to sleep.

Small Bouquet of Lavender in Bedroom


Hopefully you’re inspired to try one of these lavender projects. The potpourri is the easiest to make.


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  1. So many great ideas. I’m making some lavender spray this weekend! I use the lavender oil in my dryer sometimes. I put a few drops on an old damp washcloth and toss in with the load to be dried. Works great! Thanks for the inspirations.

  2. Thank you for such wonderful lavender ideas. My garden has flowers beginning with the letter “L”. There are over 30 lavender plants. Will be such fun to use the lavender for your fun projects.

  3. If you love lavender, check out Island Lavender Co. in Ephraim, Door County, WI. All things lavender and the shop is beautiful.

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