The aromatherapy blog’s latest release provides readers with a simple DIY lavender drying tutorial, as well as inspiration for the many ways that they can incorporate the herb into their lifestyle.
The full report can be found at https://www.lovingessentialoils.com/blogs/healthy-living/how-to-dry-lavender
The new how-to guide was written by Jennifer Lane, a certified aromatherapist with years of experience growing and drying her own lavender plants at her home in California.
Lavender is a flowering purple herb that is believed to originate in the ancient Middle East and Mediterranean regions. For centuries, the plant has been touted for its remedial benefits, which may include lowered blood pressure, improved sleep, and stress reduction.
In her report, Lane explains that cultivating lavender from seed is a gradual process, and instead encourages readers to begin by purchasing a mature plant from their local nursery.
The guide notes that once established, lavender requires a lot of sunlight, well-draining soil with a high pH value, and a decent amount of space to grow. Because it is drought-resistant, the plant only needs to be watered every two to three weeks.
According to the tutorial, one must begin the drying process by pruning their lavender and removing its leaves. They then should gather a tightly-banded bundle of approximately 10 to 25 stems.
Next, readers are prompted to place a hook under the band and hang the lavender stems bottom-up in a dry, dimly-lit location. The bundle should be left to completely dry for approximately 1 to 2 weeks.
Loving Essential Oils’ guide lays out a variety of different ideas for using dried lavender, including as a decorative bouquet or carpet freshener. Readers can also incorporate the plant’s fragrant leaves into handmade goods such as bath salts, potpourri, and soaps.
Other uses for the herb include cooking, as its buds are known to complement many dishes with a sweet and floral aroma. The report includes several lavender cookbook and recipe recommendations to provide individuals with some initial culinary inspiration.
Lane finishes her guide with a note to readers: “I hope this post has inspired you to get more out of your lavender, or even empower you to plant some.”
Interested parties find additional details at https://www.lovingessentialoils.com/blogs/healthy-living/how-to-dry-lavender
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