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30 April, 2021

5 Ways to Use French Lavender in Your Home

Traveling to France is pretty much an impossibility right now. But there are reminders of previous visits that always bring back wonderful memories....among them the scent of fresh lavender. So I am sharing one of my favorite ways to feel as though I have had a little trip to France…adding the wonderful scent of French lavender to your home! 



CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lavender SachetPerhaps my favorite is lavender sachets…a little bit of your favorite fabric stitched into a shape that you love and filled with lavender! It’s so nice just to slip one into your lingerie drawer and then, each time you open it, you are taken to the lavender fields of Provence! Mine is made of French ticking and toile…a combination that I love. You can get another look at it, plus some details on Annie Sloan’s take on types of Country French interiors here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lemon and Lavender Simmering PotpourriAnother way to add the scent of French lavender is simmering potpourri…a combination of herbs and favorite essential oils that is warmed on the stovetop to release that wonderful fragrance in your entire home! One of my favorites is lemon and lavender …such a nice way to freshen up your home, especially during the winter months!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy and Inexpensive Faux Lavender WreathI also love the look of lavender, but it can be fragile and does not always lend itself to being used in some types of d├ęcor. Sooo…I created a faux lavender wreath so that I could have the look without the mess of the little buds dropping off. It’s really easy and inexpensive to make!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Vintage French Planter Box But there is no substitute for the real thing! Here’s a fun way to display live lavender…my vintage French planter box! It’s so easy and you will not believe what it’s made from! You will find the tutorial, including the graphic, here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lavender Goats Milk SoapAnd finally, here’s a way to use lavender that is also very practical…handmade lavender goats milk soap! If I had any idea how easy and inexpensive it is, I would have been making my own a long time ago! If you love lavender soap like me, but hesitate to buy it often because of the high cost, then this is for you. I made some little soaps in a pretty heart-shaped tartlet tin to give as sweet little gifts…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lavender Goat's Milk Soap…but I have to admit that I made simple bars of the lavender soap just for me! Sometimes you just need to pamper yourself!

Baby Kitty_thumb[8]Baby Kitty, who is a big fan of the scent of lavender, even gives his seal of approval!
How about you? Have you found other ways to use lavender in your home?

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2 comments:

  1. I too love the scent of lavender. I plant it in several p,aces in the warmer months. My problem is not really knowing how to harvest it. Also, your planter looks a bit shallow in the pictures. Can you tell me how deep the container should be?
    BTW, love your posts and love, love, those kitty cats!

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    1. The lavender in the shallow container was rather small so it served its purpose for a while and then the lavender was transplanted. It would certainly not work for larger plants. There are, however, varieties of dwarf lavender which would work with no problem. Lavender can be harvested and dried at the end of the growing season.

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