June 28, 2010


Lavender is a pale tint of violet, thus the name. The lavenders are genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family.The genus includes annual, herbaceous plants, and shrubs. The native range extends across the Canary Islands, North and East Africa, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, Arabia, and India. Because the cultivated forms are planted in gardens worldwide, they are found growing well beyond natural range. However, since lavender cross-pollinates easily, there are countless variations within the species. I just received some English lavender from my dear friend's yard in Georgia, I could smell it permeating from the box she sent. It smells so soothing and floral. Here are some ideas to use lavender:

A decorative natural ornament, make as big or as small as you would like, also nice in a vase of some kind, giving off it's lovely aroma.
Soap- this is the first time I tried this, obviously have to work on the presentation and air bubbles... melt soap, add color and scent, I put a piece of the lavender in the middle for decoration, pour then cool.
Simple sachets, you can purchase these satin bags of all sizes at the craft store in the wedding section.
Lavender balls, to hang on a doorknob or in a bathroom. Start with a styrofoam ball, paint lavender, attach ribbon, then hot glue lavender pieces to the whole outside.
My favorite, lavender chocolate. Melt your favorite dark chocolate, put some little pieces or powder of lavender in the mold, then pour chocolate over the top, cool, taste. You could package and give away, like I did here.
--Shakespeare (Winter's Tale)

1 comment:

Maite - vitoma said...

Bonita entrada.
Un beso guapa.