Soothing Ways to Use Lavender in Crafts, Recipes and More

Love lavender? Me too! And growing it in my garden means I have found plenty of ways to use lavender in my home. I grow a variety of plants and harvest them yearly. I keep the dried flower buds in a large jar in my kitchen and another in my craft room. Some of the ways to use lavender is in culinary recipes, natural beauty, and crafts; but first, you need to harvest it!

Step 1: Harvest Lavender

I have just a few backyard lavender plants and from that I get more craft materials than I know what to do with! I leave the flowers on the plant for as long as I can (for the bees) but then it’s harvest time!

Step 2: Ways to Use Lavender

Check out all of the crafts, projects, and recipes that can be done with just a few backyard lavender plants and/or lavender essential oil in the list below.
    • Serenity Now! DIY Lavender Eye Pillows
  • Blackberry-Lavender Soda
  • Lavender and Oatmeal Tub Teas
  • Lavender Dryer Bags
  • Lavender Linen Water Recipe and Printable Label
  • Dried Lavender Wreath
  • Lavender Sachets
  • Homemade Bath and Body Gifts Kids Can Make
  • If This Doesn’t Help You Sleep I Don’t Know What Will!
  • Soaps, Lotions, and Potions from the Garden
  • Easy Infused Sugar Recipes
  • Tub Tea Time!
  • All Natural Vick’s Vapo Rub Recipe
  • Healing Cuticle Balm Recipe
  • Gardener’s Herbal Foot Soak Recipe
  • DIY Plantable Seed Paper = Valentine’s Day Cards
  • Cold-Process All-Natural Handmade Soap
  • Lovely Lavender Ombre Melt and Pour Soap
  • Gorgeous Lavender Oatmeal Soap Cupcakes (that Anyone can Make)
  • Lavender and Cocoa Butter Bath Melts
  • Infused Herbal Oils
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