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The Wonders of Lavender

I call lavender my miracle worker.  It can be used as a relaxant, healer, cleaner and deodorizer.

It is easy to grow in either the ground or in pots.  When flowering the bees are nourished by it and the fragrance is almost heavenly…

… And I love this old saying

‘As rosemary is to the spirit, so lavender is to the soul’

And legend has it that both these plants faithfully accompanied Adam and Eve when they were expelled from Paradise.


How to make lavender room or linen spray –

Into a spray bottle add –

  • 1 tsp Lavender essential oil
  • 60ml vodka
  • 750ml water

Shake well and spray in room or on linen before storing.


House odour be gone –

Into a spray bottle add –

  • 20 drops lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, citronella oil, tea tree oil
  • 200ml mineral water
  • 100ml Methylated spirits

Do not use spray near oil/water painting or on polished stained wood.

Helps manage cigarette smoke, animal smells and stale house smells.


Soothing massage oil –

Add 5 drops of lavender oil & eucalyptus oil to an egg cup of almond oil.


Wipe and deodorizer cleaner for general light cleaning –

Mix 1 tsp lavender oil & eucalyptus oil to a litre of water.