Published October 25, 2018
“As rosemary is to the spirit, so lavender is to the soul”
Royal in color and beautifully fragrant, lavender is one of our favorite flowers here at Mills Floral Company. Whether it’s in a vase or outside in your yard, lavender is a great décor piece for any home. There are 28 species of the lavender plant, each with its own unique smell and appearance.1 Town & Country Magazine says that lavender’s purple color signifies luxury and that the flower symbolizes devotion, luck, and serenity.2
We have both faux and real lavender. Our real lavender is imported directly from France and is one of our top sellers. You can’t find any lavender like this anywhere else in the United States. Other than being just a beautiful flower, lavender has many unique uses you may not know about.
You can use lavender in a variety of foods like cakes and ice cream. They also make a great garnish in a cocktail. Some people even take lavender pills each day to help calm their anxiety. For a full list of lavender recipes click the photo below. (*Please note: our lavender is not listed as food grade.*)
Lavender is also great in homemade soaps and body scrubs. It helps to exfoliate and soften your skin while relaxing your muscles. As mentioned before, it is also known to help relieve stress and anxiety. Country Living suggests tying a bundle of lavender and eucalyptus together and hanging them in your shower for a spa-like feel and smell.3 We purpose making some homemade lavender soap, grabbing a glass of wine, lighting some candles, and relaxing in a bubble bath to the soothing smells of lavender. Here is one of our favorite and easiest lavender soap recipes:
If you are needing something extra to help you calm down after a long day at work, place a vase of lavender beside your bed for a calming aroma. This violet plant has many medical benefits. According to Dr. Oz, you can also use lavender oil to help relieve the pain of canker sores as well as in bath salts.4 It can relieve dandruff itchiness too, not to mention, headaches and insomnia!
HGTV says to put a sprig or two of lavender in your drawers or in your linen closet to give your clothes and towels a fresh smell. Plus, it helps repel insects like moths. They also say you can use it to freshen your carpets. Grind 2 tablespoons of dried lavender and add 1 cup of baking soda.5 Sprinkle the mixture on your carpet, wait 30 minutes, then vacuum it up for a lavender field smell that fills your home.
If you are thinking of creating a lavender centerpiece for your dining room table we suggest adding herbs, like rosemary, and roots to the piece to really make it stand out. And if it is real lavender and herbs your home will smell beautiful and have a stress-free atmosphere.
Lavender looks beautiful in a wreath for spring or in pot by your front door. Nothing says welcome like the gentle smell of this periwinkle plant.
Maybe you don’t really like the smell of lavender but love the purple color and the flower itself, we have several faux lavender pieces and décor pieces you will love. Here just a few other random uses for lavender: wedding décor, in a bathroom (for a fresh smell), homemade linen sprays, on bug bites, and in bath bombs.
We are mad about lavender and we want you to be just as excited. There are so many uses for this beautiful flower; the list could just go on and on. Our team has taken the time to provide you with a quality product. Our shipment of lavender will be here mid-November, so order yours now! We are already taking orders for this beneficial and colorful plant.
Let us know if you have ever tried any of these recipes or remedies!
**Our Lavender shipment is coming soon. Expected arrival is mid to late November. Call office for pre-ordering, cannot order online until it is in stock. Due to volume of current orders in our system and expected orders, there will be some delay in shipping of orders.**
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