Lavender for the road

Lavender has many different uses from looking statically pleasing to being used in many fragrances to

create a very pleasant and delightful smell. Lavender can be a great smell than can act as a all-natural

deodorizer for your house, office, or even in your auto mobile. Lavender comes in many forms from

being in a in-scent stick or being in the form of an oil. Whatever you put, it will make the area smell

extremely good. From personal experience when u put the lavender car scents into the cars that are on

my lot every time a customer gets into the car they just absolutely fall in love with the smell. With it

being such a light delicate smell, it really is one heck of a smell. So I definitely would recommend you

using the lavender scent everywhere you can and especially in your car or truck. Surprisingly just having

the lavender scent help us sell car MD.

There are many other fragrances that you can choose from that you can put in your car. Some people

like more of a fruity smell in their cars, while other like more of a stronger masculine smell. Few

smells can be considered a unisex smell, meaning that both men and women won’t mind smelling and

lavender just happens to be one of them. Just a few months ago when I was trying to sell my car in

md , I decided to use Craigslist to sell it. One of the reasons the buyer brought the car was because of

the lavender sent. Psychologically when u the interior of the car looks nice and smells nice it gives the

mental perception that the car was well taken care of and very clean despite anything.

Growing Lavender 101: Spring Pruning!

Growing Lavender 101: Spring Pruning!

By popular demand, we are posting some useful information regarding care for your lavender. Properly pruning your lavender plants is crucial to maintain the health, vitality and beauty of this remarkable little herb. Lavender doesn’t require a great deal of maintenance, but some attention is needed in the pruning department. The most important thing to remember is to begin pruning lavender while the plant is still young. This way new growth will be encouraged right from the start. It also prevents the stalks from becoming woody in the center, which is a common problem amongst lavender plants that have not been pruned regularly.

Pruning Young Lavender Plants
When the lavender plants are young, and preferably still in pots, simply pinch out any new growth, and
cut off the flower heads in the very first year. Although it might seem a strange thing to do, it actually encourages the branches to grow laterally and the flowers and spikes to grow larger the following year. After this, you’ll only need to continue pruning lavender plants about once per year throughout their lifespan.

Pruning Lavender after the First Year
Lavender plants should be pruned once per year, preferably in the spring, just before new growth starts. Use hedge trimmers or pruning shears, if possible, to keep things nice and tidy. Prune back about 1/3 of the new growth each time, shaping the lavender bush into a nice mound shape. Pruning lavender any more than 1/3 off the top may cause it to wither and die, so use caution. It’s better to prune too little than to prune too much. Do not cut all of the new growth down to the stems, as lavender may not survive this type of heavy pruning.

Pruning Old Lavender Plants
Pruning lavender plants that are beyond three years old, or of an indeterminate age, and have never been pruned before is a little trickier. Older lavender plants will not survive heavy pruning, especially if there is more woody growth than new, green growth. If there is new growth visible above the woody stalks, begin by pruning back as much of as possible above the woody areas, without actually cutting into them. This is best performed in the summer time, and only once per year. This technique for pruning lavender will encourage new growth along the entire stem, and may eventually result in a plant that can be reshaped.

Warning: Never prune old wood from lavender plants unless it is completely dead. Also, pruning lavender until there is no foliage left will most likely kill the plant. Always use caution while pruning lavender to keep your plants as healthy and happy as possible.
We hope that this information has been useful, and that you enjoy the pleasure of growing the “grandmother of herbs” for many years to come. According to the “Language of Flowers” that was created by the Victorians, Lavender’s message is joy and devotion. Don’t get so involved in the “work” of a task that you forget the joy that it brings!

Wild Orange-Lavender Lip Balm

Dry, cracked lips? If you’re looking for a more natural solution to the chemically laden, petroleum based lip products on the market, look no further! Not only is making your own lip balm simple to do, it will save you a lot of money. Once you try this recipe for natural lip balm made with lavender essential oil, chances are you’ll never go back to the manufactured ones.

Lavender oil soothes and relieves chapped lips while calming your senses, and the Wild Orange essential oil is like sunshine in a bottle. Get ready to spoil yourself!

Ingredients
·        1 Tbsp Organic Olive Oil
·        1 Tsp Grated Beeswax or Beeswax Pellets
·        1 Tsp Shea Butter
·        1 Vitamin E Capsule (as a preservative – optional)
·        4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
·        4 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil

Directions

Melt together the beeswax and shea butter in the olive oil over a very low heat, stirring constantly. Once the oils have melted, remove from heat and allow them to cool slightly. Add the essential oils and vitamin E. Stir until well blended, and pour into containers. Once the lip balm hardens, you can use your lip balm!

You can easily switch things up by adding your own choice of essential oils, such as peppermint or lemon. Enjoy!

This entry was posted on May 10, 2014, in Recipes.