ORGANIC LAVENDER CLEANING MINI KIT

Give your home the bright lavender freshness of a spring-cleaning with the all-natural, organic and biodegradable ingredients in this kit. The ecological heavy duty counter cleaner takes out stains on a whole variety of surfaces, while the ecological heavy duty home cleaner works wonders for floors, walls and furniture. The natural carpet deodorizer is specially designed to eliminate odors impregnated in carpets and thick fabrics, and it fills the room with a lavender mint scent, too. The botanical room and fabric deodorizer, on the other hand, has a blue lavender scent and does the same for cushions, curtains and upholstery. And finally, the microfiber wipe completes the set and can clean and polish all types of surfaces. The whole set fits in a handy wooden carrying box that you can reuse as a toolbox, toy box and more.

Background Info

Garden Guides
Spice Pages
Drying Plants & Flowers
Herbal Preparations
Herbal First Aid Kit
Magical Teas
List of Edible Flowers

Featured Recipes


The Lavender Cookbook

Lavender Honey
Herb Oils & Vinegars
Lavender-Cranberry Sparkler
Lavender Simple Syrup

Featured Crafts

Hosting a Lavender
Craft Party

Featured Books


Lavender: Growing and Using in the Home and Garden : Practical Inspirations for Natural Gifts, Recipes and Decorative Displays



Lavender: The Grower's Guide

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Lavender Room Diffuser


This set lets you fill your home with the scent of lavender naturally: The reeds absorb the scent, then gently diffuse it throughout the room. Because they are natural, the reeds gently bend into a sensuous curve. Includes bottle, eight reeds and eight ounces of essential lavender oil in a cologne base.


English Lavender Talc,
Shaker and Puff



also available


Lavender Hand Creme
Lavender Bath Salts
Lavender Shower Gel
Lavender Body Milk
Lavender Foaming Bath Gel
Lavander Foam Bath
English Lavender Favorites
Gift Set


search all lavender products at Amazon.com

search Drugstore.com

more herbal body care

herbal gift ideas


herbal teas

Did You Know?

For general first aid for adults and children, knocks & bruises, skin irritations etc. : Mix 2 drops of lavender oil and 1 drop of chamomile oil in 1 teaspoon of cold pressed sweet almond oil. It can also be used for mild pain relief. External use only.



enchanted green
: my herb garden

Lavender

More Fine Art Photography & Digital Art from the Garden


May 2005

Lavender plants in my yard are in full bloom and happy to report as lovely as ever. The little volunteer plant got off to a shaky start this season, probably due to all the rain we got (lavender plants to NOT like to be soggy!) but I think it's doing much better now. The other plant is so established, it hardly blinked. This year, I have added some new recipes using lavender on my site, as well as some affiliates that sell potted herbs, so this month's entry is going to be about cooking with lavender and growing lavender in a container. Lavender is a member of the mint family and is best combined with fennel, oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage, and savory. Lavender has a sweet, floral flavor, with lemony, citrus notes that are quite distinct. The potency of the lavender flowers increases with drying, wo when cooking with lavender, use 1/3 the quantity of dried flowers compared to what you would use fresh. English Lavender is most commonly used for cooking: Lavender flowers can add a touch of color to salads or dessert custards, and the spikes and leaves can be used in place of rosemary in many recipes. Just don't use lavender for cooking unless you sure it's pesticide free, which means either grow it yourself, make sure it's labeled organic, and is meant for culinary use. If you are gorwing lavender in a container, make sure it's the right size. Lavender is a Mediterranean herb, and deals well with tight root spaces in well drained soil, so it can work in containers, but the root ball is usually much larger than the plant itself so choose a container about an inch or two larger than the rootball. Too much soil and few roots can cause excessive wetness to linger in the soil, which is death to lavender, which hates being soggy as I said before. Unlike other herbs in pots which will do well with 4-6 hours of sun, lavender plants in containers need as much sun as lavender planted in the garden, which is about 8 hours a day. Think HOT and DRY. Not cactus dry like never water it, but let it dry out before watering it again, and keep winter watering to a minimum. Potted lavender will want to be repotted every year, and like all container plants, will deplete the nutrition from the soil more quickly than plants planted out in the garden. So add a bit of fertilizer when you repot it (like
Herbs Alive!™
which is what I use for fertilizing herbs) and it'll be good to go for another year. Just prune lightly in the spring and clean it up at the end of the summer when it starts to look a little twiggy, and that's pretty much all the attention it needs.

Lavender Topiary

Fragrant and handsome Lavender topiary! Relax and enjoy this most sought after fragrance.


herbes de provence growing kit


This savory combination of herbs originated in the French region of Provence and is recognized as a classic ingredient in traditional French cooking. Includes soil and seeds for each herb (lavender, marjoram, fennel and sage), galvanized pots, watering can, tray and greenhouse

More Potted Herb Plants

June 2004

All is well in La-La Lavenderland. The lavender in the pot kind of died off and is now host to some sage which is doing rather nicely there. but a volunteer of the Spanish Lavender probably courtesy of the second lavender plant on the other side of the yard, sprung up to replace that in another section of the yard, so as always, nature remains in balance, and I still have two lavender plants growing here. I am so excited also to be able to offer Products for the Home now via this web site thanks to Gaiam and the like finally having affiliate programs. I have been an avid Whole Foods shopper for years (and Wild Oats) and it is inpsiring to me to be able to take my belief in organic sustainable development , combine it with a love for the fabulous scent of these herbs, then share all of that with you, who might not be as lucky as I am to have these stores nearby. thanks to the beauty of the Internet, that doesn't matter anymore. So some of my favorites are below, after which you'll find previous updates to what went on in this section of the garden prior to this year. Also, for DIY crafters trying to figure out what to do with all that lavender from your garden, here are instructions on how to make a Sinus Headache Pillow , make your own incense, make your own potpourri, or throw a Lavender-Themed Craft Party.

Cedar and Lavender Drawer Liners

Cedar/Lavender Closet Set

Organic Lavender Products for The Home
brought to you from the following associated vendors:

Mothernature.com
Gaiam.com (Whole Foods)

Visit these sites to see more herbal choices in support of an organic sustainable lifestyle

Scented Sheet Spray and Laundry Fragrance


Earth Friendly Baby

Natural Lavender Cleansing Bar

March 2002

Both lavenders are flourishing and just beginning to flower! The eucalyptus trees have been trimmed by a professional eco tree trimmer--a guy who used to maintain the forest for Tree People in LA--so we knew these wonderful trees were in good and caring hands. They and the 2 palms on the property are also happy with their new svelte figures


300-stem Bunch of
Organic Dried Lavender

at Organic Flowers.com


Silk Aroma Wrap

A touch of luxury has been added to this Aroma Wrap by enclosing it in a cover of lustrous iridescent silk. The inner pouch contains a soothing, fragrant mixture of lavender, rosemary, cloves, rice and flaxseed to warm in the microwave or chill in the freezer.

 

Where to Get Lavender


Kalyx:
Herbs & Spices, Fragrance Oils, Flower Essences

MotherNature.com: Essential & Fragrance Oils

Earthspirit Herbs & Oils

Amazon (Not as large a selection as the others, but they do carry Primavera Organic Oils, Jurlique, Caswell-Massey)

Herbal Spa & Aromatherapy Gifts

Candles & Aromatherapy

 


Provence

ON SALE!!

Leave the winter blues behind and let this beautiful hand- tied wreath whisk you away to the South of France. The sizzling colors and swirling textures bring the sun into your home with golden yarrow and sprigs of wheat, yellow oak leaves and lavender larkspur, accented with basil salal, eucalyptus and lupidium seeds.

More Lavender Wreaths & other Spring Wreaths

 

2001

I have two lavender plants growing in my yard. One is in a raised bed, the other is in a pot. The one in the pot was a rescue from a neighbor who didn't really have a place where the plant got enough sun. As it had been there for a while, it wasn't looking particularly happy. The other plant, the one in the ground, seems to be doing just fine, even though it doesn't get as much sun where it is as I would like given an ideal situation, which I don't have. (Huge eucalyptus trees block light to that bed, and they are too majestic, as well as tall to hack away at too much in terms of cutting branches back) But so far, the plant seems to be adapting. It is the sunniest spot of that bed, and now that the overall watering issues with that bed have been worked out with the purchase of a water meter, should be smooth sailing from here on out.
As for how to use lavender, well, this beautiful herb has many uses, culinary, cosmetic and medicinal. Lavender was used in earlier days as a condiment and for flavouring dishes 'to comfort the stomach.' Though largely used in perfumery, it is now not much employed internally, except as a flavouring agent, occurring occasionally in pharmacy to cover disagreeable odors in ointments and other compounds.Today, it is used as an infusion, decoction and bath additive. It is an effective herb for headaches, especially when they are related to stress. The volatile or essential oil of lavender contains many medicinal components, including perillyl alcohol, linalool, and geraniol. The oil is calming and thus can be helpful in some cases of insomnia. A lavender bath before bedtime is soothing to rheumatism and sleeep-inducing. A tea brewed from Lavender tops, made in moderate strength, is excellent to relieve headache from fatigue and exhaustion, giving the same relief as the application of Lavender water to the temples.

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Herbs Alive!™

Produces bigger yield, bigger flavor! Natural food with just the right balance of nutrients for lush, full foliage growth without sacrificing robust flavor. 1 lb bag.

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