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cajun
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Just wondering if anyone has baked with it or eaten lavender honey, lavender ice cream, etc.? I use it in my Herbes de Provence seasoning.
I couldn't find it in typebase so am hoping it is ok for me!
Maybe it will be included in the new swamiX.


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I use the oil on skin and love it.....balancing to the parasympathetic system

http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archivec/config.pl?read=123376
someone using it as spice as well


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I've made lavender lemonade, it's yummy


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as a child of South of France, we use it nearly everywhere ...as Lola described it, it's balancing the nerve system... and I also use it in my daily massage oil btw a beautiful mixture is: ylang-ylang,lavender & petit grain and a bit of amber...calms down and relaxes from the finest  


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I use it on my skin and in my baths in the winter.

I also add 15 drops to a spray bottle and use it on my counter tops along with another earth friendly cleaner. It makes a lovely air freshener!

I also spray in on the beds and shower curtains

I have never given it a try in recipes though





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I heard that lavender damages the elasticity of skin, is that true?


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not at all, my dearle... not @ all it's also a beautiful antiseptic... mixed with niauli oil it heals up wounds whithin hours... no joke but true !!!
Ask Debra, my roostersis what happened 06 when she hurt herselve very hardly on Samos....


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It is my prefer ironing tool ... I had tossed the iron ages ago ... now I use a spray bottle with water and a few drops of Lavender oil, spray clothes and see the crinkles disappear in front of your eyes.  It also makes hair soft and shiny!!!




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Prior to being very compliant i had a lavender ice cream which was devine.


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I love using it with herbes de Provence.  Especially on lamb.    And I mean the fresh sprigs snipped from my own homegrown lavender, not purchased dried lavender or lavender oil, which I would be a little leery of ingesting unless I knew with 100% certainty of its processing/origins.  Lavender is similar to a rosemary plant - similar type leaves on branches.  Rosemary is a neutral on my swami.  Maybe check your swami for rosemary, Cajun?  That's not a definitive answer, but short of that...experiment and see how you feel?
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O in Virginia,
Its not listed on my swami. I have several French, English and Spanish lavender plants all over my property....along with tons of rosemary! I use them in my linen sprays, place them in small vases of water in my bedrooms, and do use them in cooking! Just wondered why I couldn't find it on in typebase.
PC,
I had lavender and rosemary glace in Provence ....divine!
Cristina,
Great tip on the clothes wrinkles! I do actually purchase L'Occitanes's (made in Provence) lavender and almond skin products....sensational
GR,
Lavender lemonade sounds delicious!
Amazone,
When I am able to get a massage again I will ask for lavender oil! How fortunate you were to spend part of your life in the most wonderful place on Earth!
Upnorth,
I am going to try the counter spray, also!
Lola,
Great info, as always, merci beaucoup!


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Cajun,

I read all the posts and I agree with your comments to everyone about lavendar.  I've never used it as a food item but oh, lavendar lemonade sounds divine.

I do have a wild lavendar essential oil certified organic that I use to help me sleep.  I am amazed and delighted to learn of all the additional ways people have been using lavendar.

Ironing made easier! Now that is something I will try (sans the iron)!  I had to read that again to make sure.  

Amazone, thanks for the tip about lavendar and nerouli on wounds.  I'll use it on my leg.

Upnorth, countertop spray.  Very interesting.  Like many people I've bought every countertop cleanser imaginable practically and they don't really do the job.  Also, they hardly smell as good as lavendar.

Lola, you're right on track with the best uses.

O in Virginia, I also have the herbs de Provence.  I use it on chicken.  Never thought about the lavendar.

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Quoted from Cristina
It is my prefer ironing tool ... I had tossed the iron ages ago ... now I use a spray bottle with water and a few drops of Lavender oil, spray clothes and see the crinkles disappear in front of your eyes.  It also makes hair soft and shiny!!!


Do you find if this mixture stains your clothes?  I use spray starch and spray light starch in the can, and they both will sometimes stain the fabrics..depending on the fabric..They don't work well on synthetics...I get spots that won't come out.. very annoying.    
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MF, I think I'd test it on an inconspicuous area, any oil might stain something.

Lavender Lemonade:
Servings: Makes about 16 servings
Ingredients
3 cups sugar
7 sprigs lavender (stems and buds), plus additional for garnish*
2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 12 lemons)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 5 limes)
Directions
In a large saucepan, bring one gallon of water and the sugar to a boil. Remove from heat; add 7 lavender sprigs and lemon and lime juices. Cool to room temperature, strain, and chill. Serve on ice, with additional lavender for garnish.

* If unavailable, substitute fresh basil or lemon thyme.

I wonder if it would work with agave instead of sugar?


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Thanks, Cajun for starting this post about lavendar.  It seems to be very versatile in the home and kitchen.


Thanks, Gr, that recipe sounds like its the perfect thirst quencher for a hot summer day  - anywhere.


Among the white t shirts I have there's one that I would only wear in the house.  So I might just try the lavendar oil and water spray combo next time I wash it and see if the wrinkles do work on that.
It is all cotton.

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MF, I think I'd test it on an inconspicuous area, any oil might stain something.


That's what I'm worried about oil spots all over the clothes.. lol...  I use lavender body wash and soap in the spring/summer season. It's got a very feminine energy to it and it's very calming and soothing for women, like a female tonic. Chamomile is the same way.
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Joy habiba mia... not lavender & neroli oil... this is beautiful for psychosomatic issues and fear... but lavender and niauli oil is something completely different!!!
a little secret of my own decouverts ;....


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Amazone,

Yikes!  Seems I might need both of these combinations! lol.

I have so many essential oils yet I don't have niauli.  Thanks, though, for correcting me and sharing this.  I will let you know how it works.

My excuse is "I was in an ADD Fog" and I;m sticking to it.  (That's a joke on myself folks so don't get upset, OK)

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be careful of using lavender as food for men. the herbal books have warnings out on it...wish i could remember what the warning was.


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not using it into your foods or oils..perhaps ...


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Thanks for this post! I'd bought some loose lavendar flowers at the HFS a while ago, as DD1 thought she might use them in potporri. This HFS has spices in bulk bins, so it's easy to buy a small amount of something. Yesterday, I put a few tiny pieces into my green tea while it was brewing- delicious!


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Thanks for all the great info and tips everyone!

Mayflowers,
I spray a lavender oil/water mixture across my pillow cases each morning when I make my bed. I wash my sheets on the hottest setting due to my sinus /allergy situation and haven't noticed any stains from the spray yet.


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I used the lavender spray on my clothes today and it really did take the wrinkles away...COOL! My pants are a light khaki and there were no stains. I just used what I had in my spray bottle for my counters. It's about 16 oz with 15 drops of oil in there. Sure beats using the iron, and I smelled divine!





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