Lavender Love!

Lavender Love!

[Pictured: Sweet Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)]

Also known as English Lavender, this fragrant herb has been revered through the ages and today has many applications in body care, as well as in the home. Historically it has also been used for such varied purposes as freshening linens, embalming the dead, and awakening romantic sentiments in a courtship.

Here are some of Lavender’s traditional uses:

Culinary: This is a less known quality of lavender, as it is used more for its fragrance than its flavor: The blossoms add a delicate flavor to beverages, baked goods and fruit soups. Fresh lavender from the garden can also make a delicious calming tea.

Medicinal: Not many people know it but lavender was used in  World War I as a disinfectant for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It has also been used as a mild sedative and as an aid to calming the nervous system. Lavender’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties make it a good candidate for treating minor burns and bug bites.

In the home: You can place dried lavender in drawers and closets to lend a fresh fragrance to linen and clothing. You can hang dried lavender bunches around the home for beauty and scent. You can make sachets with lavender or with a mix of lavender and rice or flax seeds. The flowers are beautiful in dried-flower arrangements and wreaths.

Our Lavender Salve is made by infusing fresh local English Lavender in organic Greek extra virgin olive oil. We follow the slow infusion method which allows sunlight and time to work together to transform the properties of the oil without harming its integrity. Our Lavender salve only contains lavender infused olive oil and 100% pure beeswax. Nothing else!

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We offer Lavender Salve in 1oz compostable jars and 2oz glass jars, Calendula Lip Balm with lavender essential oils, Olive Oil Beeswax Salve, and our Greek Tradition Bundle

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