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How to use lavender around the house.

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colditz Thu 27-Aug-09 15:25:51

I have just dried and tupperwared a load of lavender - I have vague ideas of desmelling carpets. How do I go about this?

whomovedmychocolate Thu 27-Aug-09 23:01:39

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.

AbricotsSecs Thu 27-Aug-09 23:06:01

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whomovedmychocolate Thu 27-Aug-09 23:11:10

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.

AbricotsSecs Thu 27-Aug-09 23:12:36

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whomovedmychocolate Thu 27-Aug-09 23:15:59

2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons dried or 1/4 cup fresh lavender blossoms
1 cup water

Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and cool. Cover and store in refrigerator.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 27-Aug-09 23:16:15

V nice in sparkling wine btw.

civilfawlty Thu 27-Aug-09 23:17:28

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.

AbricotsSecs Thu 27-Aug-09 23:18:42

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LynetteScavo Thu 27-Aug-09 23:19:57

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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