We have been busy this winter! In our part of the country, winter has been cold and snowy, Giving us lots of time to be inspired to create new products and explore new avenues of our business.
A look out our window…another 8+ inches!
Hang in there little lavender buds!
We have developed a new Himalayan Sea Salt Foot Soak. Himalayan sea salt and Epsom Salt are combined with lavender essential oil to create a soak that will leave you relaxed and detoxed. This jar displays the soak beautifully and it could easily find a home in your bathroom:)
Our new soak. It is so pretty!
Also in development are some yummy lavender vanilla candles. Keep watch for these coming soon!
Thinking back over the past year of our little business, we have been blessed by the fellow handmade owners and the advice and guidance they have given us. Meeting people who love lavender and love our products has been incredibly encouraging as we begin this new year. We can’t wait for Spring and another season of farmer’s markets and craft shows!
Come find us on social media!
We are on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifeatLavenderLane
We have lovely gifts available for Christmas! This week only until December 8th, we will offer a free dryer bag sample with any purchase over $15. Just email us if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept Credit Card payments through Paypal, cash or checks. Happy Shopping!
4 oz.Spray Mists for $7. Our mists are distilled water and essential oil blends and they can be used for lots of purposes. Spray on your linens, clothes, in a room or in your car, the possibilities are endless!
Relax Mist: Pure lavender that is simply relaxing, it’s our best seller. Refresh Mist: Pure lavender and lemon essential oil that is so refreshing and uplifting, it’s a very clean smelling scent. Revive Mist: Pure lavender, grapefruit, and sage that is such a unique combination. This scent is energizing and rejuvenating and most of us say that this is our favorite scent. Restore Mist: Pure lavender, orange, and cinnamon and this is our newest scent created for the fall/winter. We love this scent for a room spray, it’s so comforting and cozy smelling.
Dryer Bags for $8. We bundle 3 dryer bags together and each bag is good for at least 8-10 uses. Once the bag wears out you can continue to use the buds- make your own dryer bags or sachets, or throw the bag into the bathtub for a relaxing lavender soak.
Gift Sets for $10. We have been making lots of fun gift sets and they are perfect for the holidays.
Mini Sprays Gift Set $10– choose any 3 of our Spray Mists and we will make up 1 oz. bottles of them and gift wrap them for you.
Dryer Bag with Mini Spray Gift Set $10- This gift set has a full Dryer Bag bundle (contains 3 dryer bags) and a mini 1 oz. spray of your choice.
Sachet, Foot Soak and Mini Spray Gift Set $10- This gift set has 1 Lavender sachet, a foot soak (baking soda, epsom salts, and lavender buds good for 1 foot soak), and a 1 oz. mini spray of your choice.
Life around the Lane has been busy and exciting the last few months!
We have become a regular fixture at our local farmer’s market, hosted an open house, and were vendors at a cancer benefit.
Our existing product line has been developed further and new inspiration has struck at an almost frenzied pace!
More than anything, the time we have invested in starting this business has only confirmed our desire in continuing growing lavender and developing quality products we believe in and providing them for you.
Meeting fellow handmade and homegrown artists and business owners has been a great way to learn our way around this new and crazy world of starting a small business. We value every piece of advice and can’t wait to learn more!
Come join us in our upcoming events as we help you begin to think about gifts for the holiday season:
Playwicki Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 3pm-6pm through October 30th
Autumn Lights Craft Fair this Saturday, October 19th from 9am-3pm
Come back and see a few more events coming soon for the holidays!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Sorry it has taken so long to get part 2 of this post up….but we have been a little busy as you can see from our last post.
1 plant with so many uses!
We left off with #5, so here are the rest of the ways to use lavender.
6. Eczema / Dermatitis
Mix several drops of Lavender oil with an oil mentioned above and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.
7. Nausea or motion sickness
To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on end of tongue, behind the ears or around the navel.
To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of lavender oil on a paper towel and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the paper towel covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum). If that is uncomfortable (especially for children), fold the paper towel small enough to allow them to close their mouth with it tucked up above the gum
9. Dry or chapped skin
Rub lavender oil on dry or chapped skin.
10. Chapped or sunburned lips
Rub a drop of lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips.
*11. Hay fever.
Rub a drop of lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.
Rub several drops of lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.
13. Cold sores.
Put a drop of lavender oil on a cold sore.
*all of the aroma therapy can be achieved by having a lavender wand or sachet handy. Crush the flowers to release the fragrance
We have harvested the first lavender of the season and we are thrilled with our haul! We have different types of lavender growing and we are having fun learning about the different ways to use it all. Every part of the plant from the stem to the buds and flowers can be used for something. The smell is amazing!!! Enjoy a few pictures of what we have been up to lately….
our largest lavender- grosso
dried lavender bouquets
the lovely aromatic buds
our brilliant purple small bouquets
Hello on a rainy March afternoon.
It’s warming up and the days are getting longer…SPRING! We’ve even gotten some seeds planted indoors to prepare for the vegetable garden(s) and making plans where and when to do the beds.
Our lavender plants survived winter well in all of our locations and we will begin experimenting with doing some propagating of our favorites. Stay tuned!
After our little introductions to the plant we love most we thought we’d share some of the
MANY ways we use the essential oil so you can begin living with lavender.
Using a carrier oil is a good idea to begin using the essential oil.
Good choices include:
Coconut oil-an amazing array of healing qualities all by itself
Jojoba oil-gentle, soothing
Calendula oil-another healing plant oil
Almond oil-softening, soothing
A drop of lavender oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil is a good start.
Rub 2-3 drops of lavender oil in your hand and take several deep breaths through your nose. Instant serenity!
*2. Sleep aid
Again, use the cupping and inhalation method. Then, rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help you sleep.
3. Bee sting / Insect bite
Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching reduce swelling.
4. Minor burn
Put 2-3 drops Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain. (Emphasis on MINOR burn)
Drop Lavender oil on cut to stop bleeding, clean wound, and kill bacteria.
*For all of the inhalation therapies, crush the head of a lavender wand or sachet.
Who knew, right? Next post will give some more of the ways you may not have thought of yet. Breathe deep! Smell the lavender!
Lavender is known as one of the safest of all distilled essential oils and it is also one of the most popular! Since ancient times it has been symbolic of cleanliness and purity. As an herb, lavender has been around for over 2,500 years. In ancient times lavender was used for mummification and perfume by the Egyptians,
Phoenicians, and peoples of Arabia. Romans used lavender oils for bathing, cooking, and scenting the air, and they most likely gave it the Latin root from which we derive the modern name (either lavare–to wash, or livendula–livid or bluish). The flower’s soothing “tonic” qualities, the insect-repellent effects of the strong scent, and the use of the dried plant in smoking mixtures also added to the value of the herb in ancient times.
Lavender is mentioned often in the Bible, not by the name lavender but rather by the name used at that time–spikenard. In the gospel of Luke the writer reports: “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.”
Lavender Health Benefits include the following properties: antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic/disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, relieves muscle tension,
speeds healing, prevents/reduces scarring, relaxes brain waves/reduces stress, anti-depressant, circulatory stimulant, mild sedative, reduces
nervous tension, insomnia aid, stimulates/supports the immune system, soothing and calming properties
Lavender Wands are lovely and will keep their scent for decades. They were hand woven from fresh Lavender Stems in season. Use in closets, drawers, your car, etc. however, they are much too beautiful to be hidden away. Victorian ladies would keep them close at hand to mask unpleasant odors (which were apparently fairly abundant in the Victorian days) by daintily waving the wands under their noses. By rolling the bulbous part of the wand between your fingers, you can revive the scent for quite a while.
Lavender Sachets will add a fresh lavender scent to any room or put them in your drawers or closets to make your clothes and linens smell like lavender!
They also make amazing gifts or favors.