Lavender: The Flower that Keeps on Giving!

Fresh lavender has both a soothing scent and a wonderful visual appeal.

Lavender for days

Field of lavender

Like any flower, however, they will only stay fresh and lively for so long. Eventually, their petals fade, leaving only a wilted memory of its once beautiful form. So, what can you do to make the most of your lavender?

Dry it out!

Our floral department manager Lauren has a few tips for how to dry your lavender, and offers a couple of suggestions on ways to creatively use your newly dried flower.

“Once the lavender you have purchased has begun to wilt or harden, place it either on a flat, dry surface, or hang it upside down in a cool dry room. After a few days, your lavender stems will be fully dried out and ready for you to use.”

Create your own décor!


Decorative lavender for your office or home. Photo by Ben Wiseman

“Carefully placing the dried stems in an attractive vase makes for a great accent piece in a room,  as well as a nice air freshener.”

Make a soothing body scrub!

Exfoliating body scrub

Here is a recipe for a simple lavender exfoliating body scrub:

1 cup white cane sugar

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. dried lavender petals

-First, take the dried lavender stems and gently remove all the dried petals. Discard the empty stems.

-In a bowl, mix together the sugar, olive oil, and lavender petals until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

-Transfer to your favorite jar, and use whenever you need a nice, relaxing body scrub!

Don’t be afraid to experiment with new ways to use your dried lavender!

It can be found in many different recipes as a subtle burst of flavor, and has also been seen on the market in many popular liquor infusions! The possibilities are endless!

However you choose to make use of your new favorite dried flower, we hope that you’ll keep checking in with us here at My Fresh Basket for all of your floral needs!

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