Saturday, October 24, 2015
Lavender buds are a safe and natural freshener. Lavender is also a natural insect and moth repellent. This herb has been used throughout time to relax, comfort and sooth. The aroma is stress relieving and calming without being overpowering.
Try making your own lavender sachets. Lavender sachets have many uses and can be used in many areas throughout your home. Place the lavender sachets in your dresser drawers, closets, and clothes storage containers to keep your clothes and linens smelling fresh. Since, lavender is a natural insect and moth repellent they are perfect closet sachets. Use lavender sachets in children's clothes storage totes which store their seasonal or outgrown clothes. When you open the plastic totes you will smell lavender, instead of the plastic smell. Lavender sachets are perfect for placing under your pillow for a restful night's sleep.
Lavender can be used in many ways in your wedding. Use it as a wedding toss or sprinkle it in the middle of your table to accent your centerpieces. Small bags filled with lavender buds make great wedding favors. Lavender makes a great wedding toss as it is not harmful to birds. Place the dried lavender buds in a bowl and using paper cones or handfuls they can be tossed over the newly married couple after the ceremony. Lavender buds can also take the place of flower petals in the flower girl's basket. Simply pour the lavender buds into a flower girl basket before she walks down the aisle. Don't worry about the clean up, lavender is easily vacuumed up and also will give off a lovely scent as you vacuum it up.
Store your unused lavender buds in an airtight container until use to retain their freshness. I recommend storing your lavender in glass mason jars. Keep lavender out of sunlight and away from heat, as this also helps retain the scent. The lavender scent usually lasts a few years. To refresh the lavender sachets, give them a light squeeze or shake to redistribute their natural oil.