January Bonus for Our Online Friends

Free tea in January with PurchasePlanning a getaway this winter? We have a special deal for our online friends followers and fans. For the rest of January when you order our travel pillow and mask in lavender, black or sage you can receive a free travel tin of Harney and Son’s delicious Chamomile and Lavender Tea.

Just add the Travel set and tea to your cart and use the coupon code FREETEA at checkout.

 

Offer is good for friends, followers and fans until the end of January 2016.

Lavender Gift Ideas Under $25

This is the season of joyful giving, but sometimes our lists seem to grow longer as we search for the perfect gift for Secret Santa exchanges and stocking stuffers, girl friends and aunties and all those who made our year a little better. At Lavender Green we have a wide variety of gifts for to cover just about anyone on your growing list with lavender luxury.

Today we’re sharing 6 gift ideas for under $25. And be sure and check out our gift ideas for Cooks, Moms, Career Girls, and Spa Lovers for more great Lavender gift giving.

Lavender Gift Ideas Under $25

1. Lavender Lovers ™ Organic Massage Oil Candle $24.00
Light the candle, burn to create a melt pool and then extinguish. Dip and apply … ahhhh!  You have just created a soothing, warm oil treatment that is excellent for dry skin!

2. Yellow & Blue Tea By Harney And Sons $7.99
Give the gift of relaxation with the subtle aromas of chamomile and lavender in this wonderful caffeine-free tea. Also available in a travel tin for $3.50

3. Lavender Soles™ Everyday Foot Care Kit With Essential Oils $22.00
Get soft, healthy and fragrant feet in just a few minutes a day with our “Lavender Soles”™ Everyday Foot Care Kit.

4. Lavender Spa Rescue Kit $12.00
Four of our top Stress Less products with Lavender to ease anxiety, Chamomile to soothe your skin and Sage to calm your mind and body are now available in smaller sizes. For home or travel, it makes a perfect gift.

5. Essential Oil Aromatherapy Blends Samples $22.50
What a great way to try all of our Essential Oil synergies and test their benefits! We’ll send you a sample 2.3 ml bottle of each of our Essential Oil Blends for just $22.50

6. Aromatherapy Diffusers $3.50-$25.00

  • Personal Diffuser – $18.00 Send Lavender, Focus Friendly or Road Rage Relief Aromatherapy with you anywhere they go.
  • Ceramic Jar Diffuser – Makes a great add on at just $3.50 with purchase of any Lavender Green E.O. Synergy
  • Heart Locket Pendant – $25.00 enhance their lightness of being with this Heart Locket Pendant and give scent-releasing aromatherapy throughout the day.
  • Terra Cotta Lavender Pendant – $15.00 Diffuse a few drops of our Lavender Essential Oil on this beautiful piece of art and enjoy it all day long! Comes with 1 dram of Lavender E.O.

These are just a few ideas to get you started, we also offer gift cards, a variety of pre-designed gift baskets and a “Build-Your-Own” gift basket option. We would be happy to help you with personalized suggestions, just give Ginna a call.

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Cooking with Lavender

Desert Island

If you were ship-wrecked on a deserted island, which herb or essential oil would you like to take with you?

I would choose lavender because of its amazing versatility.  I could use it for treating a sunburn, or a scrape, or a bug bite.  It would reduce the stress of it all, make me less hungry, and help me relax and get some sleep.  Lavender would ease a tension headache and sore muscles from building a shelter.  I’d use lavender to wash myself and my clothes, or anything else I could take off the ship.  I could brew a tea, or make some lemonade and make my “catch of the” day taste divine.  Hands down, lavender would be my first choice and I would hope to be rescued before my stash of lavender ran out! To see more of lavender’s benefits, take a look at https://lavendergreen.com/lavender-benefits/

Let’s explore some the benefits of lavender, beginning with it’s culinary properties because that seems to be the least known use of this wonderful herb.

For now, I’d like to describe the many ways of using lavender in food or drink.  It seems that every on-line food website includes recipes using lavender in beverages, sweet baked goods and savory dishes.  A good rule of thumb is that lavender can be substituted for any recipe that includes mint, because lavender is part of the mentha family–with a floral twist.  The ingredient list in the recipes can call for a drop of lavender essential oil, whole dried lavender buds, finely ground or crushed lavender buds, an infusion, a tincture, a candied lavender floret,  a lavender flower head, or lavender blend with other herbs such as Herbs de Provence.

Bowl of Herbs de Provence

On top of these form variations, there are well over 100 unique cultivars of lavender, all with slightly different properties, scents and flavors.  You can simplify your choice by using Lavandula Angustifolia for culinary purposes.  The two varieties of Angustifolia in widest use for food preparations are Munstead and Hidcote.  Angustifolia is often referred to as English lavender, or True lavender and sometimes wild crafted lavender.  These two varieties are considered the “sweetest” or most “floral” and therefore better tasting in food.  Munstead is pale blue in color and adds its wonderful flavor to a recipe, Hidcote is deep blue in color and makes an excellent decorative garnish, such as salad dressing or icing on a cupcake.Periwinkle Blue Dried Lavender Buds

For food preparation, the best choice is organic lavender.  Organically grown lavender may be a little more expensive because no herbicides are used, but who needs more chemicals in their body?  Organic lavender essential oils labeled E.O. are sometimes noted as an ingredient, but we rarely use the oil in cooking at LavenderGreen and tend to rely on buds, blends and infusions as our mainstay.  Visit our shop to order organic lavender buds and blends.  Wow your family and friends with your gourmet cooking prowess with just a pinch of lavender.

Never, ever use Fragrant or Fragrance oils in cooking, by the way.  They are not meant for ingestion and could be very toxic.

Stay tuned for more recipes and techniques for cooking with lavender.

Cheers,
Ginna