The many uses of Lavender...

by Jerome Farmers Market, May 02, 2017
Our fields of Lavender are growing.  So we thought we would share a few ways for you to use the lavender products we will be selling at the market this season.  There is a list of 50 uses for lavender via a wonderful website, Naturopathic By Nature.  For the entire list please visit their website HERE.

  • SALAD DRESSING: For a lovely salad dressing, whisk together 6 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp balsamic or apple cider vinegar, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 Tbsp honey, 1 tsp each mustard powder & organic dried lavender flower.

  • BUG CONTROL: Crush fresh lavender flowers and spread it on your legs & arms to help repel flies & mosquitoes while sitting outside in the summer.

  • DECOR: Tie a handful of fresh lavender flowers together with decorative string or ribbon, and hang it on a door for a cozy & fragrant d├ęcor.

  • MAKE IT PRETTY: Add organic lavender blooms to your lemon or vanilla desserts to make them look delicate and pretty.

  • SLEEP WELL: Sprinkle lavender essential oil on your pillow at night for a peaceful night’s sleep (this is safe for the whole family, babies & toddlers included).

  • BYE BYE ACNE: Dab a few drops of diluted lavender essential oil onto acne spots to reduce inflammation and inhibit overgrowth acne-causing bacteria to the skin.

  • Make a Soothing Lavender Salve: slowly heat ½ cup olive oil over low heat. Add ¼ cup organic lavender buds, turn off heat and let cool 20 mins. Strain into a glass measuring cup. Boil an inch of water in a pot, simmer & place cup in water. To the cup, add 2 Tbsp grated beeswax, 10 drops lavender essential oil, contents of 1 pierced vitamin E capsule. Let simmer, stirring until all is melted. Pour into a dark glass jar, cool, seal & store. Lastly…enjoy! (For another recipe click on the picture below)

  • SMELLS GOOD: Homemade lavender potpourri makes for a great gift for yourself or a loved one.

  • A BIT OF PURPLE: Use organic lavender blooms as a garnish to add a beautiful purple hue to your cooking.

    What can't lavender do!?