Lavender Harvest & Grapevine & Macrame Drying Racks

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Today was a very relaxing day because the calming aroma of lavender surrounded us.

My husband harvested while I sat at a table making cute lavender posies while also starting the process of making lavender-infused oil.

Lavender is one of my favorite herbs/flowers to harvest and is best done in the early morning or late at night. The bees were dancing around my husband as he harvested the lavender. We felt a bit guilty to take it away from them but they've had plenty of time to feast on the lavender. There's so much abundance here, it is a bee paradise with plenty of blossoms for them to choose.

We use lavender quite frequently in our botanical skincare products, soaps, and also in culinary recipes. Here are some of our other lavender posts:

Almost as exciting as the lavender harvest is my new herb drying rack.

Last night I made a vintage/rustic style drying rack. It's been an idea that I've wanted to work on for quite some time. It is made up of grapevine and green yarn rope macrame, and I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I plan on making more and maybe even selling some at our local market.

Botanical Skincare Course

If you are interested in learning more about how to make your herbal products check out the Herbal Academy's new online Botanical Skincare Course. No matter where you are at in your herbal studies, the Herbal Academy has a training program for you! I've signed up for this course and hope to start next week when I am feeling better. Courses like this are quite inspiring and motivating and I always learn something new.

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Lavender Dream Pillows & Sachets

Lavender really is quite loved on our homestead. We sell lavender dream pillows and sachets over at the Homesteader's Co-op. Our sachets are filled with dried lavender No fillers or other additives, just pure natural lavender.

Herb filled Sachets are an old fashioned way to naturally scent and freshen closed spaces. Tuck a lavender sachet into a drawer, closet, suitcase or vehicle and enjoy the calming aroma of lavender every time you open that space. For a peaceful sleep tuck a sachet underneath your pillow.

Benefits: Lavender is naturally calming. It can help to relieve stress, improve moods, and promote good sleep.

Sweet lavender dreams my friends!


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M-m-m! Reading this gets me imagining the wonderful aroma you must be experiencing right now, just like in that lavender sachet I received from your Homesteaders Coop store! Lovely that lavender grows so well on your homestead so you can share with folks like me who have been unable to get it to flourish! Love your handmade drying rack - it must be divine to have that hanging full of lavender in your home! Thanks for sharing!

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thanks so much for supporting me by purchasing a sachet. I am glad you are still enjoying it.

I love that drying rack so much, small things like this bring me so much joy. My husband is lucky to have a wife that can be entertained so easily (And cheaply) all I need is some grapevine cuttings and string. :)

Do you like lavender? I had no idea ...😂😝

Love that rack!!! So cute. Love the thought of you sitting there out in the garden whilst Ryan harvested.

I was thinking of doinv that course. I wanted to buy their skincare book but as usual postage to Australia is too much. Do you have any books you can recommend?

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Lavender makes me so happy! I am such a nerd when it comes to herbs. :)

The Postage to Canada was high as well. I haven't bought it yet but I am tempted because they've shared some recipes and they do look nice. I wish they had an e-book version. That said, you get a lot of recipes with the course that you can print out! I haven't been able to start the course because I still have trouble sitting in a chair for long enough to get stuck into a lesson. It is driving me nuts having to wait.

I haven't downloaded this but it could be good (and free) https://www.schoolofnaturalskincare.com/free-natural-beauty-recipe-book/

(This is a tiny book, the first botanical skincare guide I ever bought - has some good recipes that I use quite often and is how I learned to make a real skin cream)https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/herbs-for-natural-beauty/profile

I want to buy this book: Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare (with 50-plus Recipes) Paperback – March 6, 2018

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I will look into all of those. Just figuring if I can afford 200 bucks right now.. more in AUD.

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oh darn, the sale ended. It might go on sale again, when I signed up it was $50 off. I can let you know if they have any other promos or deals in the future if you'd like. Maybe for back to school (late August), they'll do something - they usually have something.

Love your herb hanger! That corner with the dehydrator and lavender hanging looks so inviting. :))