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I have just dried and tupperwared a load of lavender - I have vague ideas of desmelling carpets. How do I go about this?
desmelling? Do you mean deoderising? Talcum powder (the cheaper the better) crush lavender and mix in, leave for a week, sprinkle on carpet, leave for an hour, vac away. Will smell lovely. Make little bags of it with muslin for the wardrobes/drawers. Fill matchboxes with it and put it by doors to prevent ants coming in.
I made some lovely lavender syrup for drizzling on ice cream - tis v lovely. Actually lavender filled matchboxes are very flammable after a few months - perhaps this is not such a good plan if you have young urchins around.
Ingredients2 cups sugar2 teaspoons dried or 1/4 cup fresh lavender blossoms1 cup waterBring all ingredients to a simmer in a saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and cool. Cover and store in refrigerator.
V nice in sparkling wine btw.
or put the dried lavender (in a voile-style bag) in some caster sugar to make... lavender sugar!or similar infuse cream and make lavender icecream.
make little sachets for the bedrooms....will know yur DC's out like a light.DH calls our lavender spray the "calm the feck down spray" and doses the DC's room liberally.
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