Have you ever seen a field of lavender? You’d never guess the amazingly rich history behind that sea of gorgeous purple. Not only does lavender look, smell and taste amazing, but it has also been linked to a number of healing properties dating back to the ancient Greeks.
Lavender is one busy and versatile herb, and since it is in full bloom this time of year, we set out to create some lavender crafts and recipes that you will surely love as much as we do. Enjoy!
6 lavender crafts and recipes
tea for the road. A nice added touch for any party is to send your guests home with a favor as a way of thanking them for coming. We decorated some lovely sachets and filled them with our lavender and chamomile loose leaf tea—the perfect party favor.
lusciously crisp lavender. Looking for a cocktail that is a little different? Our lavender spritzer is a great alternative for the norm. Grey Goose, grapefruit and lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, and sparkling water make an unusual and delightful cocktail your guests will thank you for serving.
a soothing sip. Having a tea party or just reaching for a soothing cup of tea to unwind? Our lavender and chamomile tea recipe does the trick whether hot or cold, and boy does it smell amazing! Add a little honey and lemon and garnish with a lavender sprig for a perfectly elegant accent.
tea time treat. Lavender is a pretty versatile herb, so when we decided to try it in a cookie, we were amazed by the results! These melt-in-your-mouth lemon and lavender treats will have your guests begging you for the recipe, and they’re perfect for a tea party!
French provencal. Lavender can add beauty and a sweet aroma to any table, but it’s particularly perfect for an afternoon tea party. We placed fresh stems in a rustic watering can to create a centerpiece with tons of French appeal. Oh-la-la!
a classically elegant touch. Pressed flowers are amazingly delicate and yet so easy to create! Take blooming fresh flowers or herbs (like lavender) and place inside a voluminous book for several days. The result? Lovely and colorful stems perfect for decorating and crafting. Too easy!