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
Lava Beads are perfect for portable aromatherapy. Add a drop of lavender oil to a lava bead on a bracelet, or in a diffuser locket and have a sniff whenever you need a break. As a Bonus – Lavender doubles as a bug off scent –
Lava Beads come mostly in black, but now there are a rainbow of colors available too. You’ll find them on our self serve stand this summer.