My Lavender obsession is at all time high these days. I absolutely love this plant. First it’s just beautiful and smells divine; I dream of someday having a lavender field but that is a far away dream as all the Lavender plants I used in my garden have never survived the Ohio winter so every spring I plant new ones but they don’t grow to their full potential.
I was in heaven last summer when I visited a lavender field in Hungary by the Balaton lake – Tihany and the little market there had so many Lavender products. Lavender soaps and lotions, lavender infused oils, Lavender ice cream – yes you read that right and it’s delicious, lavender honey, lavender embroidered everything, pretty much everything in that market was purple.
I also tried lavender jam and the other day I found a similar product at our local market so naturally I had to buy it. We just had some in the morning and it is very good and got the kids approval.
Beyond smell and aesthetics the sweet lavender plant is great to support your health and wellbeing. Whether you are looking for something to help you relax and unwind, help with stress, seasonal support, help with laundry (it will not do the laundry for you but few drops of lavender essential oil added to dryer balls will make folding a lot more enjoyable) to promote relaxation and deeper sleep, skin and ear support, the list can go on and on as this magical plant is a so resourceful.
I have been using the Young Living essential oil for about two years now and the Lavender oil is the one I’m using the most, it’s my go-to-oil. My kids have heir own Lavender Rollers witch they use every evening, we have lavender linen sprays, we use it on dryer balls when we do laundry, we diffuse it and also added to our skin routine and overall health support. You can use this link if you would like to order your own Young Living Starter Kit and start your plant juice journey.
I am slowly introducing lavender in my cooking, some desserts could really benefit of the Lavender flowery aroma and you will probably see more of this in the upcoming posts.
Today I just wanted to post about the Lavender Mint Infused Lemon water and the Lavender Linden Tea (you can also try Lavender Mint or Lavender Chamomile Tea)
I love tea and drink it pretty much everyday. Today it’s close to 90 F degrees in ohio and I am sipping my Lavender Linden tea. I know it’s weird but I love it. Since my Lavender plants are not rendering the results they should I started buying organic Lavender flowers on Amazon and they are great. I used some of it to make my own Lavender sachets and placed them in my closets and the other half sits comfortably on my kitchen counter in a glass jar and use it for my tea. I have to admit that I always lift the lid and smell the lavender flowers, it’s out of this world.
Lavender Linden Tea
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 linden flower packet or if you have this in bulk add about a teaspoon
- Dry Lavender flowers – just take some with your hand as you would take a pinch of salt
To make the tea add linden and lavender flowers to 1 cup of freshly boiled water. Let the tea infuse for 5 minutes and enjoy!
Lavender Mint Infused Lemon Water
- Pitcher of water
- Fresh mint leaves
- Fresh Lavender flowers
- One sliced lemon
There are no exact measures here. Get a pitcher and fill it up with water, add few fresh mint leaves and some fresh lavender flowers let it sit in the fridge overnight. The following day add few lemon slices and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy Lavender as much as I do, if not give it a try.