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8 DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes

A collection of 8+ DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes. Use fresh or dried lavender buds to make delicious cookies, bread, homekeeping, and personal care items.

A collection of 8 DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes. Use fresh or dried lavender buds to make delicious cookies, bread, homekeeping and personal care items.

I’ve loved lavender for as long as I can remember. I’ve shared that love many times on this blog with the hope that you all will fall in love as well. I’ve never had much luck at growing lavender myself, but I will never give up. When each gardening season rolls around I think to myself “this just might be the year.” I’ve been doing some reading and have a few new tricks up my sleeve to help my lavender along. Time will tell.

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In the meantime, I have 8 DIY lavender projects & recipes that are really fun and make it easy to add lavender to your life. It’s actually part of my daily routine. I use my lavender lip balm and lavender linen water every day. I use lavender essential oil daily as well. When I come in from working in the yard, I use my lavender sugar scrub on my hands. It’s amazing how it restores dry and dirty hands. There are even a couple of recipes. So take a look…and I’ll see you at the end. 

8 DIY lavender projects & recipes

A collection of 8 DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes. Use fresh or dried lavender buds to make delicious cookies, bread, homekeeping and personal care items.

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

A collection of 8 DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes. Use fresh or dried lavender buds to make delicious cookies, bread, homekeeping and personal care items.

Lavender Lemon BreadA collection of 8 DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes. Use fresh or dried lavender buds to make delicious cookies, bread, homekeeping and personal care items.

Lavender Sugar Scrub

A collection of 8 DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes. Use fresh or dried lavender buds to make delicious cookies, bread, homekeeping and personal care items.

Lavender Lip Exfoliator

A collection of 8 DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes. Use fresh or dried lavender buds to make delicious cookies, bread, homekeeping and personal care items.

Lavender Linen Water

A collection of 8 DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes. Use fresh or dried lavender buds to make delicious cookies, bread, homekeeping and personal care items.

Lavender Lemonade

A collection of 8 DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes. Use fresh or dried lavender buds to make delicious cookies, bread, homekeeping and personal care items.

Lavender Lip Balm

A collection of 8 DIY Lavender Projects & Recipes. Use fresh or dried lavender buds to make delicious cookies, bread, homekeeping and personal care items.

Lavender Burlap Sachets

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Lavender Grain Sack Heart Sachets

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31 Comments

  1. Camille Venegas says:

    Love love lavender too…I lived in southern California and is fortunate to have the right soil to grow English , Spanish and French lavender around and bordering my roses. I have alway loved “hidcote” it s not as hardy as my others.

    As I am now retired I now find the time to harvest the lavender for home use….what timing to now have your recipes ….especially love the linen water and sugar body scrub , just in time for mothers day gift giving!!!

    Sending warm recovery thoughts and prayers for you and your husband!!!

  2. Lynn E Litten says:

    First, hope all is going well with your hubby, and you are taking gentle care of yourself as well. Second, I love lavender!! It is a staple in my house – and I was even successful growing some in my garden last year…..that was a first.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes.
    Wishing you well.

  3. I have grown lavender successfully for many years living in San Diego county, to the point of removing many plants because they were huge and not so attractive. Lavender can not live in clay or heavy soil or have wet feet….wither and die is the result. And it will be an annual in some climates. I suggest if your soil is not the sandy or decomposed granite that I had in my yard that you try planting in a half whisky barrel with appropriate soil. And drill some extra drain holes in the bottom. Water carefully and never over water. If you add casters or some type of wheels on the bottom of the barrel you can move to a protect site to try to overwinter out of the heavy rain or snow. And full sun in your sunny months. I’m now in the Pacific NorthWest and will try it in a barrel this year. It does well with some neglect ie. less water. Good Luck

  4. Ann – So sorry about your flooded floors, but you are right , God does work in mysterious ways. Hope the new floors are all you dreamed of and more. Hope your husband’s recuperation continues to go smoothly.

    Also wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for recommending The Crown on Netflix. It is AWESOME (as is Simply June)! I have binge watched and now can hardly wait for season two.

    And a side note – I live in Florida and can’t grow lavender either. ????

  5. Bless your heart, Ann. Thank you for the lavender recipes and ideas. They look wonderful! I look forward to using them. I hope everything continues to goes well with your husband’s recuperation from surgery and the renovation of the floors. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Take care.

  6. Ann, Could the simple syrup be made ahead of tone and frozen until needed? BTW, I’ve been getting your email update for several years, I love and have used your ideas—and made several of your recipes.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Marianne! Thank you so much for your friendship. I appreciate it more than you can know. Yes, you can freeze simple syrup. It keeps a week or two in the refrigerator and indefinitely in the freezer. Enjoy!

  7. Diane Smith says:

    Oh dear! A flood? And back surgery? Thanks for a lovely post in the midst of your turmoil! The light at the end of the tunnel will be your beautiful new floors! Best wishes to your husband as he continues his recovery.

  8. Gina Diamond says:

    I love all of these ideas! The bread sounds fabulous! I just purchased two lavender plants and look forward to seeing how they do in our climate.

  9. Barbara F. says:

    Thank you for this post, you certainly have your hands full these days. Hope the flooding turns out to be a blessing in disguise since it means new flooring.

    I also love lavender and I’m thinking those who have a hard time growing it must just live in the wrong climate. I live in California near Sacramento – lavender grows like a weed around here – seriously, I can’t kill it! I have a lavender shrub that was in a bad location, I pulled it out and that was that. Now, with all our rain recently the shrub has grown back and is a foot tall already.

    Prayers for your husband’s swift recovery.

  10. Thanks again for all the beautiful ideas. Good luck and speedy recovery to your husband. You take care of yourself .

    Jean

  11. I’m sure it will look great! Speedy recovery to Mr. Sutton!

  12. Well what a bad thing to happen. I hope getting new floors will be a positive thing to come out of the upsetting circumstances.
    Good to hear your husband is doing well. As my late mother always said, “Keep the faith”.

  13. Susan Dupuis says:

    Hi Ann
    Wishing you luck with all that is going on in your life . As for the lavender ,remember it like very gritty soil and lots of sun !

  14. I love lavender too. Thanks so much for rounding up all the neat ways to use it. I’m sorry about your plumbing problem but very glad that you are getting new floors. I’m so sorry that your husband had to have back surgery and I pray that he will have a quick recovery.

  15. I also use lavendar to help me sleep. I use eucalyptus spray in the shower. It is envigorating and a couple of squirts keeps the fragrance throughout my entire shower.

  16. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Bless you, Ann! Even in the midst of challenges, you still find the time for your posts! You are truly a very special lady!

    Love Lavender! It always reminds me of all the good times I shared with my precious Grannie! I have one of her wicker sachets.

    Sorry to hear about your husband’s back surgery — and your bathroom episode. You have been through so much. Happy to hear that your hubby is on the mend and that the floors are on the mend, too! Just know whatever flooring you choose will be lovely!

    Have a blessed day!

  17. Marlene Stephenson says:

    If you find out how to grow it I certainly want to know, three times I have tried. Hope your husband does well with healing and no problems with flooring.

  18. Oh Ann, what a mess you have on your hands. It sounds like the worst is over tho. I hope your husband continues to make good progress and that the floor project goes quickly & well. Can’t wait to see what flooring you choose.

  19. I love lavender as well, and always have at least one bar of Yardley Old English Lavender soap on hand. That soap is what was always available when I was you and brings back wonderful memories of a time less hectic. My sisters and I are doing home made gifts for one another this Christmas and theirs will include at least one of your wonderful suggestions; perhaps more. Thank you for sharing all these great ways to use lavender.

  20. Thanks Ann! I have a package of lavender buds and I needed a little nudge to create something with them. I wish your husband a speedy recovery and hope the flooring goes smoothly. Have a great day!

  21. Lee Surden says:

    In the midst of all your challenges with your flooding you manage to send us this wonderful post! Thank you! Hope all goes well as the renovation continues.

  22. Sounds like you have your hands full.Good luck with the flooring.
    Glad your husband is on the mend.

  23. Sounds like you have a lot of work going on. Getting new floors causes a lot of upheaval but worth it in the end. I’m glad your husband has recuperated well. My husband has had back surgery too. Can’t wait to see pictures of your new floors.

  24. Many, varied projects. I’m bookmarking post for my lavender is ready to harvest in late April. Thx for sharing

  25. Hi Ann, Thank you for a beautiful array of ideas regarding Uses for lavender…I have some culinary lavender in my pantry and look forward to baking lavender shortbread cookies ! Best wishes for your husband’s continued speedy recovery…I know what a fan of hardwood flooring you are…whatever you choose will be beautiful….your blog is the real deal….so refreshing ! Anne

  26. Doris Clark says:

    Your posts are always enlightening and delightful!

  27. Arti Mader says:

    I too find growing lavender a challenge. Each spring I buy lavender plants at the herb farm and carefully plant them in the rich soil of my herb garden only to watch them eventually wither and die, or pathetically struggle while my friend’s lavender grows sturdy and strong …..in the gravel of her driveway!

  28. Kathleen G says:

    Good morning Ann, Lavender has a old timey fragrance that I love and the spray is perfect. Back surgery can be debilitating, so I’m happy to hear that your husbands recovery is going well. A major toilet overflow is terrible! I hope there was no water damage on your furniture.
    Have a wonderful day, Kathleen in Az

  29. Sandi Weiler says:

    Bless your heart Ann. Praying for hubbie’s recovery with his back surgery. And for you being the nurse.
    When it rains it seems to pour sometimes.
    Good luck choosing flooring for your newest project.

    Always remember things will get better.

    Sandi

  30. Ann, you have certainly been through it lately. Sounds like that awful experience was truly a blessing in disguise. Wishing your husband a continued good recovery. And I wish for you the strength to make it through the coming days with a smile on your face. Can’t wait to see your new flooring!

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