May find a lot of disappointed readers with this title. We are talking about denuding lavender stalks and gathering the buds for sachets
Dried buds fall off fairly easily. Put a flat sheet under your work space. First shake bundles in a large ziploc or pillow case. Then roll and twist your enclosed bundle. Use a gentle touch. Most of the buds will fall off this way. For the hangers on, use your fingers or a detangling comb
Denuded stalks are great for campfires- and help keep mosquitoes away. You can also bundle into smudge sticks using twine
If you can fill a jar with dried lavender buds and stems and cover it with grapeseed oil – you can make your own lavender infused oil.
Fill an 8 oz jar with dried lavender – use the stems! – chopped into small pieces. We use mason jars. Fill the jar with grapeseed oil until all of the lavender is covered. Seal the jar and store in a warm dark place for four weeks = 28 days
After 4 weeks – strain the liquid through cheesecloth to remove the lavender bits and you are left with infused grapeseed oil that you can use as you wish.
Can be used as a massage oil, bath oil or skin & lip moisturizer. Add a drop to your cream moisturizer before applying
Slowly add wet to dry and mix well. Texture should be like wet sand. Add dried lavender and mix in if using.
If you want different colors – divide mixture into separate bowls and cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying. Add about 6-8 drops of food coloring to each bowl for color desired – mix well. For purple use 5 drops red and 3 drops blue.
Fill Eggs with Mixture and Snap Back Together.
You can layer different colors of mixture
Place in Freezer for Quick Set -5 minutes
Then Remove Plastic eggs – using a knife at the seam to pop apart.
Place eggs on paper towel to dry overnight before use –
Makes about 6 egg bombs
Drop one in warm tub and enjoy
For Shower Steamers
Use 1 Cup of Baking Soda & ¼ cup distilled water and 25 drops of lavender oil only
When the Spring Peepers start to sing in New England…the bugs start to stir also. We combine lavender oil with Rose Geranium oil in sprays and salves to keep the ticks and flying insects at bay.
Essential oils need to be diluted. You never want to apply essential oils directly to your skin – Apply the sprays to your clothes for longer lasting results – We use this spray on our dogs coats also.