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My Lavender Garden – Oh the Possibilities!

My lavender garden is the best it’s ever been, so I’ve decided to try a few new recipes and DIY projects. Take a look at these ideas using lavender.

English Lavender Garden

My lavender garden may not be like the amazing fields of Provence, but it has definitely grown from the tiny plant I started with a few years ago. I have always been drawn to the beautiful colour and aroma of this herb, and I fell in love with it even more when I found out just how calming it could be.

Up until this summer, I’ve only clipped a handful of sprigs here and there to fill a small vase or two for the bathroom or my bedside table. However, as more blooms than ever began to emerge in the last month, I decided to experiment with some of the other ways to use this herb.

I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you…

Ideas Using Lavender

When I stumbled upon this lavender lemonade recipe on Eat Yourself Skinny, I knew it was something I had to try. It’s not only pretty to look at with the sliced lemon, but tastes refreshing and delicious too (even with a bit of vodka)!

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Something to pair with the lemonade, or perhaps a cup tea, are lavender shortbread cookies. I spotted these beauties and set aside some dried lavender to give these a try very soon. Wouldn’t they’d look spectacular all stacked up and wrapped with a bit of cellophane topped with a sprig of lavender for a hostess gift?

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Lavender’s gorgeous scent makes it perfect for relaxing in the tub. You must try this homemade lavender scrub I discovered on 30s Magazine. It not only smells heavenly, but it leaves my skin so soft.

Lavender Sugar Scrub

Another idea I’ve pinned, but haven’t gotten around to making yet, is these lavender drawer pouches I found on For the Makers. I love the idea of my drawers smelling like spring all year round!

DIY Lavender Drawer Sachets

And, finally, here’s a recipe for lavender infused sugar that’s perfect for adding subtle flavour to iced tea, whipped cream, sugar cookies and other sweet treats.

Lavender Infused Sugar with Fresh Lavender Stems

Perhaps next year I’ll add a few recipes and crafts to my list. Do you have any other ideas or suggestions for using this beautiful herb?

Munstead Lavender Garden

Enjoy your day!

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. I love the smell of lavender, but have never tasted it…   I always feel like I am going on a little holiday when I read your posts and enjoy the photography!  Gorgeous!

  2. Great ideas Shauna!  I also love lavender and how relaxing the fragrance can be.  I agree, beautiful photos!

  3. How fun! I had never considered all these different projects one could do with lavender! I may just have to give lavender a try at our new house! :)

  4. Your lavender looks beautiful Shauna, and thanks for sharing some ideas for this pretty herb!

  5. Ooo, it is very pretty! And the smell is wonderful. I’ve always want to try lavender cookies. 

  6. I think I have lavender envy! I have lots of herbs, but very little lavender has grown. How lovely that you have your own lavender garden!

    1. I found a variety that seems to do well in our harsh climate. I’ve passed some onto friends and it seems to be the only lavender around here that does well. I’m going to try to find the name of it. Perhaps it will work well for you :)

  7. Love the pouch idea. Something that is really easy to make. I recently learned that you can cook with it too. Neat.
    Love your blog. It’s always refreshing! Thanks for linking up to my weekly BlogLovin Hop. Hope that you’ve made some new friends and will continue to link up. Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  8. Heavenly. Gorgeous pictures, and the lavender lemondade and lavender scrub are being pinned forthwith. 

  9. Shauna, simply lovely blog and post on the lavender garden. Very inspired by your ideas and great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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