Saturday, July 23, 2011

Oh my Lavender!

We are going lavender crazy on our little farm as you can see....


I'm holding about 18 bundles in my arms and even though it looks like it was easy to carry, I assure you it wasn't. What do you do with so much lavender? Every year this happens to us..what to do with it? Last year we dried it all and took off the buds for chocolate baking and sachets. The year before I made tons of lavender wands but it was very time consuming. I've always wanted to try making the bath bombs or essential oils, but haven't ventured out their yet.



This year I've decided to create something that actually saves us a bit of money, lavender dryer sheets! To make them you can use any cloth you wish, I'm going to use old t-shirt sleeves and pant legs. Fill them up with some lavender, sew shut and throw it in the dryer with the rest of your clothes. They are good for about 10 drys and I have a lot of old t-shirts and lavender...this should last us for the entire year! Supposedly your clothes turn out great, not over powered by the lavender at all. Going to do this in the next few days, so I will post the project once we are done!

What would make try making with an abundunce of lavender?

Enjoy the weekend!

5 comments:

colorwheelmeals.com said...

That is genius!!!! What a wonderful way to use lavender!!! Please let us know how it turns out!!!

blessedmama said...

You haven't posted in a while! What did you do with the lavender???

Andrea (Run. Learn. Repeat.) said...

Just checked out your recipe page. You have a lot of great recipes! I hope you enjoy that soup! We love it!

blessedmama said...

Are you coming back soon? Whatever happened with the lavender?

Maggie said...

Aww hello ladies! I've been pretty dormant blogger, haven't I! I've just haven't been feeling it the past half a year or so, but I'll try to get back into the swing of things :) I hope you all are well!

The lavendar worked out wonderfully! the dryer sheets were amazing! Such a fun project :D I ended up using some lavender with rice in the winter to make hand warmers to throw in our pockets. I also used some lavender in our meals..salads, muffins and fresh fruit popsicles!