Lavender is one of the most versatile plants on the planet. And, I mean, if you've ever smelled it, you know it's magical. It has a sweet, floral scent that's calming and soothing to the body. Lavender essential oil can be used for many things: cooking and eating; cleaning your home; making DIY products; adding fragrance to your life — anything you want! You can even use lavender essential oil topically on the skin or breathe in its fragrant aroma from an essential oil diffuser necklace (like this one).
Uses in the Kitchen
Lavender is a popular herb that can be used in many different ways. Whether you're looking to use it in your cooking, baking, or cocktails, lavender is an ingredient that has a variety of culinary uses.
Cooking with Lavender: If you're looking for a way to incorporate this herb into your everyday meal plan, try adding it to the following recipes:
Tea - Add dried lavender buds and leaves to boiling water for an aromatic cup of tea. You can also sprinkle ground lavender on top of the finished product for even more flavor!
Baking - For example, add fresh or dried buds as part of the batter for lemon poppy seed muffins or chocolate chip cookies; just remember that too much will make them bitter so don't go overboard unless you really love bitter tastes! Another idea would be using iced tea instead of milk when making cakes or breads; this will give them both color and flavor while keeping them moist inside while they cook through completely before removing them from the pan (don't let anyone tell otherwise!).
Using Lavender In Cocktails: When it comes time for cocktail hour at home with friends over dinner party weekend get-togethers then why not try out some new ones with our favorite herb? Here are some ideas:
Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
The benefits of lavender essential oil can be experienced in a variety of ways. It is known to promote relaxation and relieve tension, which can be helpful when you're experiencing headaches and stress. Lavender also helps improve sleep quality, focus, concentration, moods, skin health, and digestion. Additionally, this oil has been shown to reduce anxiety levels by up to 65%.
The most extensive research on lavender is related to its ability to affect the nervous system through its chemical constituents such as linalool (which has sedative properties), alpha-pinene (an anti-inflammatory agent), and limonene (which may have antibacterial effects).
Though there isn't much scientific data yet available on lavender's effect on aging specifically or how it might impact brown spots on our skin or wrinkles around our eyes—it's safe for use topically if applied carefully with a carrier oil like jojoba oil before bedtime or rubbing directly onto your temples when experiencing headaches or other pains associated with overstimulation from too much activity throughout daily life activities like working hard at work all day long without taking proper breaks away from office desk areas every hour so that they won't start feeling tired throughout afternoon hours where they'd usually go home at around 5pm but instead stayed at work until 7pm because there were too many deadlines coming up within next few weeks ahead due date pressures so therefore had no choice but stay late hours doing extra work overtime without paychecks involved whatsoever but did receive good reviews after finishing up all tasks successfully completed before leaving office today without any worries about getting fired due having missed deadline dates set forth earlier today while working overtime hours tonight after dinner break
Uses in Handmade Products
Lavender is a great ingredient in handmade products. It's a natural preservative, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and antiseptic. It can be used to help keep your homemade products fresh and free of mold or bacteria.
To use lavender in your products:
Add one part essential oil for every two parts base oil (e.g., if you want to make a 5% lavender-infused lotion blend then blend 1 teaspoon of carrier oil with 0.5 teaspoons of essential oil).
To preserve oils for long periods of time add 4 drops of lavender essential oils per ounce of bottle size needed for the desired amount of product (e.g., if it takes up to 1 oz of the product then add 8 drops)
I hope this article has given you some ideas for using lavender in your daily life. Lavender is a wonderful herb that can help improve your mood, and sleep quality and even ease stress. If you are looking for natural ways to deal with these issues, then I recommend trying out some of the tips above or checking out some of my popular lavender-scented items!