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Easy, DIY Lavender Recipes

By: Sasha Brooks

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04.21.21

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My go-to lavender recipes you're sure to love


If you had a chance to read “All Things Lavender,”  you know I’m passionate about lavender and use it almost daily. Here are some of my favorite ways to work with lavender.

When I feel a cold sore coming on, I immediately reach for lavender essential oil and apply it directly to the affected area. This essential oil can also be dabbed-on to skin blemishes or acne spots, if you experience troubled skin.

Full moon baths are a regular indulgence, and I make bath salts around the time of the New Moon to prepare in advance. For this, you will need a decorative storage jar, or skip the aesthetics and go directly for a muslin or cheesecloth “teabag” to steep the bathwater and prevent the plant matter from going down the drain. If you have a fine mesh, removable drain filter, feel free to forego the teabag and add the plant matter directly to your bath. My favorite bath salt recipes by need:

Base Recipe
  • 1 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp dried Lavender flower buds
  • 8 drops of Lavender essential oil
For eczema, add:
  • 1 Tbsp Oat powder
  • 1 Tbsp Calendula flower petals
  • 6 drops Melissa oil
For relaxation, add:
  • 2 Tbsp Cornflower petals (a.k.a. Bachelor Buttons)
  • 8 drops Grapefruit or Sweet Orange essential oil
For menses, add:
When it comes to culinary uses, of the varieties that we grow, I prefer to used Munstead Lavender. It is incredibly important to use only 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils whenever you are ingesting anything, and a small amount goes a very long way. I generally will just add a drop of oil or a pinch of dried flower to tea to relax, but I love to keep Lavender simple syrup around as as an addition to any cup of tea, cocktail, or mocktail. A basic recipe to follow:
  • Simmer 1/4 cup dried Lavender bud with 1 quart of water over low heat for about 30 minutes, or until reduced down to half of what it was–approximately 1 pint.
  • Add 2 cups of organic honey and stir until smooth and well combined.
  • Remove from heat, bring to room temperature before using.
  • Bottle and store refrigerated for up to three months.
One of my favorite summertime refreshments is fresh Lavender lemonade, which truly makes for a gorgeous and delicious medicine for the body and soul. In a large pitcher, combine:
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup of Lavender syrup
  • Feel free to adjust the ratio to your flavor preference. Serve over ice with fresh mint, a slice of lemon, and a sprig of fresh Lavender.
Stay tuned for more ways to make lavender part of your daily life and please, let us know your favorite recipes!

Sasha Brooks

Genie & Project Manager

Favorite Color:
Orange

Western Zodiac:
Libra

Favorite Modality:
Body Vessel

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Like a genie, Sasha makes things happen...only without all that bottle-rubbing, make-a-wish nonsense. In 2018 Sasha joined Riverstone School as theatre instructor. She went on to teach theatre, yoga/meditation, and Quest K (ages 5-7) before transitioning to GWBW where she now handles everything from product design to customer service.

Sasha is passionate about performing arts, music, and dance. She is the community's best-loved hula hoop dancer and fire spinner, and was once voted Bitterroot's Best Bartender. Sasha loves dogs, coffee, plants, crafts, and above all, spending time with her young daughter. She specializes in the modalities of Crystals, Education, Mindfulness and Celestial.

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