Who Loves Lavender?


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I think Lavender is so beautiful, but I never could get into the smell! I love them for planting and growing, even for decor in my house since their beauty is breath-taking, but I don't like them anywhere near my nose! Lol The smell is just a bit too much for me to handle. I guess their beauty makes up for it though!
 
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I'm growing some in a large pot but there to small for flowers:rolleyes:
 
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Good to know that. I'm not aware of having any allergies, but one can never be sure. It's amazing how things that are good for most people can be so harmful to a few individuals.


I read an article somewhere a long time ago that said some people with fair skin are allergic to lavender. I am very fair skinned and I am assuming this is right to some extent because I can smell of it and just adore the smell but touching it makes me itch. This goes well for any beauty products that have lavender as the main ingredient in the potion.
 
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I love lavender mostly because of its color...it's more than gorgeous, sometimes I dream about turning my garden into a lavender field:D . It would be heavenly:



I'm not a big fan of the scent though. I'd much rather look at lavender than smell it or eat it.

Wow so beautiful! I love lavender flowers. I make my own bath oils with lavender because its so relaxing and soothing. Also, it is so gorgeous to look at.
 
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Wow so beautiful! I love lavender flowers. I make my own bath oils with lavender because its so relaxing and soothing. Also, it is so gorgeous to look at.
Can you tell us how to make your own bath oils with lavender? It sounds so good, I would love to give it a try, there is nothing better than a hot, aromatic bath. This is what I need!:D
 
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I grow lavender but sorry no idea how to make bath oils.

I have tasted lavender icecream and lavender shortbread so wish had the recipe.
 
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Lvender ice-cream sounds like a very interesting dessert! I'm not sure if I would find it tasty though since it probably isn't too sweet. Is it violet like the flowers?:)
 
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I grow lavender but sorry no idea how to make bath oils.

I have tasted lavender icecream and lavender shortbread so wish had the recipe.
I found this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lavender-ice-cream/ but there are many more available online. I would be tempted to try it myself, but I don't have an ice cream maker. I don't do too much cooking of any kind, though I'm starting to think it's time I learned to cook better. If only there were more hours in a day.

Lvender ice-cream sounds like a very interesting dessert! I'm not sure if I would find it tasty though since it probably isn't too sweet. Is it violet like the flowers?:)
The recipes I've come across have added sugar or honey, so they are sweet and if one makes one's own I'm sure one can sweeten it to taste. The ice cream doesn't seem to absorb the color of the flowers and looks just like vanilla.
 
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Thank you for the information, Gina145!:) I wish the ice cream absorbed the color of the flowers, it would look so interesting and pretty:) I don't have an ice cream maker either, but maybe I'll buy it in the future because it must be a lot of fun to make your own cold desserts:D
 
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Can you tell us how to make your own bath oils with lavender? It sounds so good, I would love to give it a try, there is nothing better than a hot, aromatic bath. This is what I need!:D

Hey Claudine! My process is fairly simple since its not possible to extract the essential oils from lavender at home. What I do is soak the lavender in a carrier oil, such as olive oil, and from there I strain the oil which then has the aroma of lavender. A good site to explain it better is:

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/lavender-oil-how-to-make-lavender-oil-at-home.html

Let me know if this helps! :)
 
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Thank you! It doesn't sound too complicated, I'll definitely give it a try soon and I'll let you know if I like it. I adore scented baths, there is nothing more relaxing:). Is lavender good for the skin? My skin is rather oily.
 
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Thank you! It doesn't sound too complicated, I'll definitely give it a try soon and I'll let you know if I like it. I adore scented baths, there is nothing more relaxing:). Is lavender good for the skin? My skin is rather oily.
No problem! Yes it is very relaxing I love it!

When it comes to skin I guess I depends on the individual. I have eczema and really dry skin and I have never ran into any problems with lavender so I do recommend it. But I would say also just be mindful of your skin type and pay attention to how your skin reacts after bathing.
 
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I will:) Now I must get the plant and as soon as I have it, I'll make myself a nice, lavender bath:cool:
 
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I think everyone loves lavender! I sure do. I love making potpourri with lavender, sage, and mint. The combination smells so lovely, and is so relaxing. I also like putting lavender satchets in my bath. I haven't cooked with it yet; honestly I didn't even think about cooking it until I read some of the replies in this thread. Now I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for the idea!
 
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Lavender in large banks is absolutely spectacular. Not only is it beautiful but its durable too, remarkably unfussy.
I wish I had more space to plant a large area but I am limited and unwilling to take garden space away from the other things that I love to grow.
 
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Yes lavender is stunning when in large banks.

They also look good in pots or window boxes.
 
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One of my lavender plants set buds and started blooming a week ago. It was such a surprise to see the first buds, and a true delight to see the blooms once they opened. I started several seeds last year in late summer and only three of the plants survived. They all need more growing space now and I have to come up with a protection plan to save them over the winter.
 

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