Harvesting lavender is a great way to tidy up unruly plants and will give you a whole bunch of inspiration for projects throughout the year. There is a proper way and ideal time to harvest lavender that is best for both the dried flowers and the plants.
DIY - HERB CANDLE ( CLICK THROUGH FOR TUTORIAL ) >> YOU WILL NEED : GLASS JAR , A BLOCK OF BEESWAX (I USED A 1/2 BLOCKS TO MAKE TWO CANDELS) , WICK , PRESSED FLOWERS OR HERBS (100% DRY) , CLEAN EMPTY TIN CAN AND A SAUCEPAN , A OLD PAINTBRUSH (YOU CAN THROW AWAY AFTERWARDS) , AN OLD KNIFE , CUTTING BOARD
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Home made Lavender Oil for use. Fill a jar with lightly crushed Lavender Flowers, Leaves and Stems add high quality Almond or Olive Oil and leave to steep for a month. Gently shake the jar daily so that the Lavender and oil mix. After 1 month strain the mixture and transfer the Oil into a clean covered jar. Perfect for using as a Massage Oil
Hand drawn, hand painted Leicester pottery yarn bowls for sale from The Lavender Fleece Farm and Studio in Midland, Michigan. This photo shows how the images come out after the glaze firing. The clay that is used is lustrous grolleg porcelain.