Lavender Use

November 07, 2016

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Lavender plants are very generous. Each part of the plant has a use; each part contains volatile oil that can be captured in many different ways for our enjoyment.

Once the lavender buds have been removed, we are left with stems that have many use around the house. Whether you are starting a fire in a fireplace or a woodstove with a bundle, throwing it on the embers to scent a room or placing a few twigs on barbecue coals to infuse meat or fish with a delicious flavor, you’ll find that the aroma of lavender stems grows on you.

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Lavender stems for the barbecue

A note of caution: Look for lavender grown following organic methods. Do not ingest lavender that came from a garden center, florist, nursery or craft store that could have been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides.