Lavender is reputed to have potent therapuetic properties, useful to aid relaxation, depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, headaches, congestion and even insect bites. It is a perfect addition to many arts and craft projects such as home made soaps, bath bombs, lotions and potions, lavender pillows and wheat bags, drawer scent sachets, pot pourri mixes etc.. It is also known to be used in rituals and spells. Whatever you use them for, just give the lavender buds a little shake or squeeze to release an extra burst of their fabulous aroma. If you wish to ingest lavender for medicinal purposes or in recipes, ensure you only choose lavender that is clearly described as culinary lavender.
Edible Culinary Lavender
Whilst all varieties of lavender are actually edible, you should ensure you only choose lavender that is clearly described as culinary lavender, as sold here, for use in any recipes for drinks, cooking or baking. This will ensure that it has been specifically grown, stored and packed to food grade standards.You could of course grow your own lavender if you have green fingers. As lavender is a dried product it will keep indefinitely if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Culinary lavender can be be used in many different ways and lends itself to both savoury and sweet recipes. It is not disimilar to rosemary and can be used in the same ways, such as adding to sauteed potatoes or roast vegetable medleys, which fill the air with a fantastic aroma while cooking. It is well known for being used to make lavender lemonade and sweet treats such as shortbread and scones. One of our favourite’s is lavender and vegan cheese savoury scones, perfect hot, straight from the oven or left to cool and used for packed lunches and picnics. Lavender can also be brewed to make a herbal tea which is very soothing to drink.
Therapeutic Lavender Pillows
These mini lavender pillows are made of fresh white cotton with lavender coloured embroidery. They are ready filled with our highly aromatic dried lavender, which has therapeutic properties useful to aid relaxation and restful sleep. Just give the lavender pillow a little squeeze to release an extra burst of the fabulous aroma. Perfect for placing on your bed pillow at night or popping in your bag for use when out and about. These are excellent to use as stress relievers, when feeling anxious during worrying times such as hospital stays, dentist appointments, job interviews, pregnancy and labour, periods of grief or emotional unrest etc.. Just squeezing the pillow and smelling the fragrance can be quite soothing. Size of mini pillow is approx 11cm x 14cm.
Lavender Wheat Bags
Wheat bags have been used in alternative therapy for many years. Lavender wheat bags are lovely as gifts or a treat for yourself. Available in plain, basic versions for pure function or special luxury versions that make ideal, much appreciated gifts . Wheat has a unique cellular structure which can absorb heat or cold quickly and then release it evenly, helping conditions such as arthritis, menstrual pains, aching joints etc.. Lavender is renowned for helping to relieve tension and pain so you can imagine how soothing these are combined. These are a comfortable alternative to hot water bottles for applying warmth to the body for comfort, pain relief and relaxation purposes. These are not suitable for using to keep oneself warm in bed or for pre-warming the bed sheets. A microwave oven is required to heat these wheat bags before use. These can also be put in the freezer and used as a cold compress for aches and sprains etc.. Only purchase wheat bags that comply with British safety standard BS 8433:2004. Always carefully read and adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines for heating times and usage.
Luxury Wheat Bag – Lavender Comforts Design – £15.99 – In Stock
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Luxury Wheat Bag – Butterfly & Rose Design – £15.99
Luxury Wheat Bag – Sleeping Design – £15.99
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