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GoatieGirl
Farmgirl in Training

28 Posts

Melody
Cochranton Pa
USA
28 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2016 :  6:25:54 PM  Show Profile
I have several pounds of dried lavender left over from my wedding this spring. Do any of my farmgirl sisters have any good ideas on how to use it?

Sister #6700

Alise
True Blue Farmgirl

229 Posts

Alise
United States Minnesota
229 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2016 :  6:59:41 PM  Show Profile
Hi Melody,
Have you seen the previous post here in the Herbal Wisdom section on Lavender Wands? Those would be really fun to make.
Lavender buds could be used for sachets, herbal baths, or herbal sleep pillows- either alone or combined with other herbs/flowers. (Just be aware that lavender does not suit every body type.)
Do you make soap?- you could add some to that.
If not, maybe you could make lavender water- that's easy enough. Boil 1/2 cup water per 2 Tbsp lavender buds, pour water over buds, let steep overnight, strain, and bottle. You can add one ounce witch hazel or vodka or refrigerate to help it keep a bit longer. Lavender water can be used to spritz on linens, as an air freshener, or as a facial toner- best for mature or combination skin.
Well, those are some ideas. Hope that helps!

Blessings to you on your life's journey.
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2019 :  6:16:29 PM  Show Profile
Has anyone tried lavender Ice cream? I seen a recipe for it but forgot where I seen it. It sounds good. I drink a lavender tea and it is delicious.

Lori Beck
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

961 Posts

Nancy
Texas
USA
961 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2019 :  12:21:08 PM  Show Profile
My bestie and I love lavender tea and lavender scones. Need to try lavender ice cream.

TW

The fun begins where the sidewalk ends.
Shel Silverstein
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2019 :  6:10:04 PM  Show Profile
I love the hot lavender tea. Bet it would be every bit as good iced. Yummy

Lori Beck
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

3714 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
3714 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2019 :  6:40:26 PM  Show Profile
I just got a recipe for lavender tea biscuits and sugar cookies! Can't wait to try them!! Ohhh, and pancake mix!!! Yumm! Need to try a recipe for lavender syrup!! Lol

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15728 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15728 Posts

Posted - Jul 21 2019 :  09:31:33 AM  Show Profile
I have made lavender cheese cake... and one of my fav Tasains..is lavender chocolate mint tea...

Simple rule of thumb... when baking with lavender ..
The lighter in Color, the better for baking...
The darker in color, the better for crafting (scent)

The darker the color the more strong/camphor the scent and is to over powering in food.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Jul 21 2019 09:32:25 AM
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 21 2019 :  7:10:37 PM  Show Profile
Oh my goodness.... lavender chocolate mint tea. Sounds divine. I will have to try it.

Lori Beck
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 21 2019 :  7:12:27 PM  Show Profile
Hmmmmmm. I just noticed the info on the bottom of your post, Grace. I will make sure to keep an eye on the color of my lavender to see if it is good for baking or good for crafting.

Lori Beck
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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

239 Posts

Vicki
Sebring FLORIDA
USA
239 Posts

Posted - Jul 22 2019 :  2:08:02 PM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message
GoatieGirl / Melody years ago I had a little basket made from lavender woven and I am so sorry I ever gave it up! Wonderful sent and I kept it in the bathroom with steam it was stunningly soothing!nheld washcloths! Would you like to send / sell some twigs? 12" minimum length and I will try to weave? Private message or email me?

Farmgirl#7588 Fishgirl Farm Chapter member.
Laughter makes the heart strong!
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2019 :  6:58:00 PM  Show Profile
Vicki, I have never heard of weaving lavender. That would be beautiful. I love the smell of lavender. My mom used to send me a big box of her lavender every year when I lived in Texas. I would just bury my face right in it and sniff up that luscious fragrance. I bet a basket made from them would be beautiful.

Lori Beck
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