Lavender leaves-- An easy homemade floral water can be made by very gently simmering Lavender leaves and/or flowers in water for an hour then allowing to cool and straining off the plant material before bottling up. This is not the same thing as a Lavender hydrosol, though it can be used in the same ways such as a linen/room spray.
How to dry herbs - I used this method for my lavender, but I dried the rest of my food herbs in the oven. It was a little more labor-intensive, but much faster and I didn't have to worry about the cats getting to them.
Naturally Freshen Laundry with Homemade Lavender Dryer Bags
DIRECTIONS on How to Dry Mint Leaves for Tea! These DIY instructions shows how easy it is to dry your mint plant so you can make your own homemade mint tea. I store this dried mint tea for months so I can enjoy the health benefits year round!
Lavender Verbena Tea: A simple mix of lemon verbena and a little bit of lavender. You don’t need too many lavender blossoms to really create a floral-tasting herbal tea. Ingredients: · 1 cup lemon verbena leaves · 3 tbs lavender flowers Preparation: Mix herbs thoroughly, store in an air tight container. For tea, use 1 tsp in cup of boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes, strain out the leaves. Enjoy with a bit of honey. A slice of fresh squeezed lemon will add a little kick.
Lavender Benefits You may have used lavender before in skin creams, shampoo, or other beauty products, but did you know it makes an excellent culinary herb, as well? Lavender has amazing beautifying effects, but can help ease bloating, lower your blood pressure and increase your relaxation, as well! Try adding a few dried cooking lavender leaves to your Blast for a healthful boost.