creative ways to use lavender

lavender has many benefits, it has amazing calming properties which is good to remedy many things from headaches to insomnia. not only do i smell it at work, i also grow it on my balcony. our plant has come along very well and we have an abundance of flowering stems, (this is the best time to pick it). also, i was delighted to discover that it goes down well in desserts and drinks too! who knew?! before summer is over and colder weather descends upon us, make the most of the flowering lavender.
to share my love for lavender i thought i'd share with you some great creative ways to use it so you can benefit from it too.

to dry lavender, store in bunches in a dark dry place (an airing cupboard is perfect for this) leave for a couple of days, and viola.

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