I love dried lavender, don’t you? I love seeing it, and enjoy it’s relaxing, refreshing scent in the room. There is just something about it that makes life better.
I had purchased quite a few bundles of dried lavender, so as you might imagine I had oodles of dried lavender bits left in the boxes. So what’s a girl to do? I really couldn’t stand the thought of throwing that lavender away so I scooped it up, and then thought, what the heck am I going to do with this stuff?
Then it occurred to me, of course I will put it in teacups in the bathrooms. Of course, the answer was right in front of my nose all of the time. This way I get to see my pretty teacups sitting out, which is a treat in and of itself.
As I walk by, I scoop up the lavender and give it a stir. It’s like spraying the room with lavender water. I love that I can use natural ingredients for a fresh scent rather than artificial this and that. Just stirring the lavender releases a bit of scent.
It isn’t overpowering either. And wouldn’t you rather see a teacup than a spray bottom of room freshener? Well I know I would. Give it a try!!
Oh, I think I can smell that now! I believe I’ll be out to buy few bundles of dried lavender soon!
Great Idea. Your tea cup is beautiful.. We have a Lavender farm out East so I have it on hand. I took a vintage handkerchief , filled it will a ball of lavender.and tied a pretty lavender ribbon. Just a little squeeze releases the scent.
Do you sell your lavender? Would you mind sharing the site info?
I don’t sell it, sorry Phyllis.
Mmmm. Nothing like it. I need to get some .
Rita C says
I love lavender and grow it as a perennial alongside my walkway in my courtyard each year. Both my Panoply sisters also grow it, and we make sachets & wands with it. I have it in almost every drawer (esp. linens) and closet, and even in small pillows on beds. You’re right – one little stir (or squeeze for sachets, pillows), and the fragrance lingers. It’s a great natural repellent for textile moths, too! <3
The only lavender I don’t care for is linen spray. Either I’ve used too much or it’s really overpowering.
Heidi Colton says
Oh yes! Lavender is the best! Also put a sachet in your pillow case and you will sleep nice too!!
Cranberry Morning says
Ha! What a great idea! I love dried lavender and use it in my homemade vegan soaps. The fragrance is amazing. I’m going to try the teacup trick. Love that!
Lisa K says
What a wonderful idea! I have the same beautiful tea cup 🙂
Love your idea of freshening the home with natural fragrance and what better to use, than lavender! The sprays and plugins are dangerous, as they leave a fine layer of oil full of chemicals, inside the nose!!! I blend my own favorite essential oils, sweet orange and sweet basil and use full strength throughout my home. Sometimes I use peppermint oil to discourage the little mice from finding a cozy place in our basement.
Brandi @ Nest of Bliss says
Creative AND the perfect touch to a room. 🙂
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I love this idea…going to grab a tea cup as we speak!…and I spy a fabulous tub in the background!
Karen Archibald says
Love that idea, think I will do that exact thing!…Thank you for the idea and inspiration! 😉
That’s a great idea!
Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes says
Lavender is one of my favorite scents. I think this is a great idea that I may just have to try.