Tuesday 29 May 2018

Why You Should Grow Your Own Lavender

Lavender has been used for many medical and emotional reasons for generations. Our ancestors knew that lavender had healing properties. 

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Here are just a few wonders that pure lavender oil is used for:

  • Natural skin antiseptic
  • Soothes burns and speeds healing
  • Relieves the pain from insect bites
  • Speeds healing and reduces the chance of infection on cuts
  • Relieves skin irritation such as rashes
  • Lavender oil is a wonderful moisturizer for the skin and is used in many facial products
  • It is good for the hair, and it kills head lice
  • It has been proven to help the digestive system
  • Studies show it helps control diabetes 
  • Lavender smells great
  • The plant is beautiful in colour and shape
  • Lavender oil in your home and rubbed into your skin is known to reduce stress
  • Lavender helps you sleep
  • Lavender is proven to reduce headaches (especially tension headaches)

Photo by Phil Hodkinson on Unsplash
Photo by Phil Hodkinson on Unsplash

To get the best of these properties, your lavender should be fresh:

Lavender is easy to grow. It grows in large plants so you will have plenty to use and to turn into fresh lavender oil. So, here is how you grow your own lavender.
  • Research:
Do your homework. There are various types of lavender, and some grow better in particular climates. Ask your seed vendor for help. You can grow lavender that is not common in your climate, but you will have to put the extra work in it to make it happen.

  • Plant in mounds of dirt about 18 inches tall. Lavender doesn't like to be crowded. It is a low maintenance plant. Growing it this way gives it plenty of natural drainages. This is important. Lavender will die from root rot if the roots sit in soggy soil.
  • Sunshine is your friend. If you want these beautiful and fragrant flowers to produce well, give them at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
  • Pruning:
➤ The best time to prune your lavender is right after it blooms. Please note, harvesting your flower is not pruning. Pruning is clipping the greenery before it turns to wood. It helps the lavender maintain its shape.
  • Pay close attention to the lavender plants until they begin to rapidly grow. At that point, it is best to leave it alone. Neglect is your friend once your plants are thriving.


Lavender Oil

There are a couple of ways to make your own lavender essential oil. They begin with drying your fresh lavender. You can get full instructions here. The process is not difficult. You will begin by cutting lavender and hanging it upside down to dry. Always cut more lavender than you think you will need.


There are so many ways to use Lavender that you will never want to be without it. It is so easy to grow and to make into essential products that you will have a much-loved gift for any occasion. Take your time and experience with it. Soon, people will be asking you what you use on your skin to make it so radiant. They will ask what shampoo you use. You will feel less stressed and you will sleep better. So, what are you waiting for? Start growing your lavender today. You will be so glad you did.

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  1. I love tjetfragrance of Lavender essential oil, it's just amazing! Nice informative post

  2. Your posts always bring the freshness dear Ana...sorry...I did not visit your posts for long time...but this time..I have come back with a bang..with a renovated design..:))...


    1. Thank you so much, Soma ❤☺ Glad to see you back!

  3. Lavender surely smells great! Nice informative post :)

  4. Lavender oil is great for skin.. I love lavender fragrance.. Great write up

  5. Such an inspiring post about Lavender. I actually love this oil and to know more about its healing properties here in your post is fantastic. We are planning to visit a Lavender farm hopefully in summer and this makes me looking forward to it. Have a fun and happy week dear!