Things to Make with Dried Lavender (and Lavender Essential Oil)

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Lavender is well known as a sedative and is often used to calm anxiety and induce sleep.

Besides promoting relaxation, lavender is also uplifting and is thought to be a mild antidepressant.

Lavender is also antibacterial and antifungal.

Lavender is a useful ingredient in natural beauty products and home remedies. Its beautiful color makes is a lovely addition to DIY gifts.

I love lavender so much I wrote an entire book about it!

So, what can you make with lavender?

Here are a few ideas for you:

Lavender Eye Pillow

Lavender pillows are a great way to set yourself up for some relaxation. They are fairly easy to make (even without much sewing experience) but can also be purchased.

I love to use

Want to try your hand at making a Lavender eye pillow? Check out this excellent Buckwheat Lavender eye pillow tutorial on Mountain Rose Herbs.

Image via Mountain Rose Herbs.

Air Freshener

Homemade air freshener is very easy to make. It's perfect to freshen the air in your home, but the scent also works as a little mood-booster.

Want to see my video demonstration of making a simple air freshening spray? Check out my Air Freshener and Calming a Deodorizing Room Spray post. 

Lavender Salve

This simple lavender salve was one of my first DIY body care projects. I love it because it soothes dryness and irritation on hard-working hands and makes a lovely gift.

Simple DIY Lavender Salve

Lavender Rosemary Fire Logs

If you want an aromatic project for a quiet afternoon, this is it! Putting together these lavender-rosemary fire logs is so relaxing and enjoyable. I loved making them as much (or more) than I did using them!

herbal fire logs

Go here for the Lavender-Rosemary Fire Logs tutorial. 

Skin Soothing Oat and Lavender Bath

This simpleSoothing Oatmeal-Lavender Bath Soak contains ground oats, sunflower seeds, and lavender. It's great for the skin and perfect for winding down at the end of a busy day.

skin soothing oat and lavender bath

You can make it in just a few minutes!

Floral Facial Steam

Besides looking beautiful, this floral facial steam is a treat for the senses as well as your pores.

Beautifying Floral Facial Steam

Simply mix herbs in a bowl of hot water and make a tent with a towel.

For full instructions see: Rose, Chamomile, and Lavender Facial Steam

Lavender Shortbread

It took me a while to get on board with the idea of adding lavender to foods. But it's a fun way to give everyday meals a twist.

lavender shortbread

If you've never tried using lavender in a culinary fashion, these Lavender Shortbread Cookies are a great place to start.

Want more ideas for using lavender in food? Check out my post on Culinary Uses for Lavender.

Lavender Body Oil

Another easy DIY, this body oil can be made by adding a few drops of lavender essential oil to a carrier oil. Another great way to make it would be to infuse the oil with dried lavender (and other herbs, if desired).

lavender body oil

Click here to see how to make Lavender Body Oil

Lavender Sachets

These are lovely for keeping your clothing drawers scented and fresh. Just spoon dried lavender buds into a muslin bags. Easy!


Lavender Foot Scrub

So relaxing after a long day on your feet! This lavender foot scrub can be made with just a few ingredients.

lavender scrub

Click here to see a tutorial for making a lavender Foot Scrub

Home Decor – Dried Lavender Pots

One of the few crafty decor posts on this blog! These dried lavender pots have a rustic charm that adds character to just about any room.

how to make dried lavender pots

Click here to see how to make dried Lavender Pots

Lavender- Chamomile Bath Soak

Lavender and Chamomile are the perfect combination for a peaceful soak in the tub. Melt your troubles away with this simple blend.

bath soak tea bag

Click here for Lavender-Chamomile Bath Soak Recipe

Lavender-Clay Face Mask

If you are looking for an easy DIY all-natural face mask, I've got you covered. This simple tutorial shows you how to make a lavender-clay face mask but also shares the steps you need to create any clay face mask.

DIY 2-Part Face Masks

Click here to see how to make a Clay and Lavender Face Mask

Lavender Vinegar

Lavender Vinegar is made by steeping lavender in vineger. Super simple.

It can be used in the following ways:

  • as an all-purpose cleaner
  • hair rinse
  • sink deodorizer
  • fabric softener
  • as bath soak ( add 1/2 cup to your bath)
  • to clean mirror

To learn more about how to make and what to do with it, see: How to Make Lavender Vinegar.

Where to buy lavender

Note: Dried lavender flowers are on sale for 15% off at Mountain Rose Herbs until August 31, 2018. It's a great time to stock up.

I usually buy lavender in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs. Lavender is also available from Amazon.

I buy lavender essential oil from Rocky Mountain Oils.


What do you like to make with lavender?

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