I guess you could say I’m into lavender lately. My fascination began with a bottle of culinary lavender from Target. It was on sale, and whenever I see herbs or spices on sale, I have to get them because they can be pricey otherwise.
Next came the Angels on Bare Skin from Lush. I love picking up new products from Lush. Rarely am I disappointed. I read somewhere that skin care products with lavender are calming and good for people with sensitive skin, so when I saw the face and body cleanser in store, I was sold on the idea. It’s soft and exfoliating at the same time. I use it as face wash, mostly. My face is left feeling super smooth after every wash. I also like to use it to exfoliate rough patches, such as my elbows, knees, and heels.
I couldn’t get enough lavender in my shower, so I looked for a body wash too. I decided on Aveeno positively nourishing calming body wash. Like Lush, Aveeno also makes natural products. It’s good to know what I’m putting on my body.
Recently, I made a simple syrup using the culinary lavender and I’ve got a few ideas on what to do with it.
At the cafe I work at, there’s a really good lavender chai latte on the menu. I want to try and make an at home version so I can have it any time. Only problem is, I don’t have an espresso machine.
I’ve been thinking about getting a vietnamese coffee filter as an alternative. It’s small and easy to store. I first saw it in this video tutorial for Vietnamese Coffee on the Honeysuckle YouTube channel.
I have plans for using lavender in cookies, cocktails, and more later on. If you know of any recipes you think I should check out, please share in the comments below.
2 thoughts on “A lil lavender love”
I love that you did a blog on lavender! Do you have a recipe for that simple syrup? I bet it made the house smell wonderful!
Unfortunately, I didn’t write it down. I think I did 1 1/2 teaspoons dried lavender, 1 cup cane sugar, and 1 cup water. It did smell pretty great. I have the simple syrup saved in a jar in my fridge now and I’ve put it in a few drinks. It’s good in coffee with some milk. It’s not too lavender flavored. I’ll probably put 2 teaspoons lavender when I make it again.