Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lovely Lavender...

I love our lavender plant and hope to plant more this coming spring as we always find so many uses for it. This year, we carefully harvested and dried lavender planning to use it for Christmas gifts. Here's our jar:



The girls and I combined salt with a drizzle of oil (soybean and olive oil), added a few drops of lavender essential oil and blue food coloring then mixed in some of our dried lavender and a few dried rose petals.



Isn't it lovely all combined?



We'll be giving these out to friends and family members this Christmas...I think they turned out beautifully!

6 comments:

HermitJim said...

Makes a very lovely looking gift...and I bet it smells good as well!

Where's mine...?

*erin* said...

Great idea! I need to put our dried lavender to good use! What a great gift!

Stefunkc said...

What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT - I've made lavender bath salts for many, many years. EVERYONE loves it. I've also used baking soda and made it into little sachels for drawers and/or use pine and/or citrus to give to guys (wrapped in some manly material) as car and/or shoe deoderizers too!

Merry Christmas
MaMaBear in the Mitten

All Natural Mama said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I think I can smell it way up here in the north.... :-)

The Hills said...

LOVE IT! That would be the perfect gift for my brother in law and his family...I've got to remember this idea for next year!!

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