Drying Lavender Flowers

The Tattered Pew

 Dive into the world of drying lavender flowers, a simple process that can be done right at home. Lavender, with its beautiful color, soothing fragrance, and versatile uses, is the perfect candidate for preservation. 

Harvesting lavender is an essential first step in the drying process. The trick is to pick the flowers before they are in full bloom, when the petals have not yet fully opened.

Harvesting Lavender

Preparing Lavender Flowers for Drying


Now that you have harvested the lavender, it's time to prepare the flowers for drying. Start by cleaning the flowers and removing any leaves from the stems.


 When it comes to drying lavender flowers, you have a few options. The most common method is air drying, where you hang the bundled flowers upside down in a warm, dry, and dark place.

Drying Lavender Flowers

Storing and Creative Uses


Now that you have beautifully dried lavender flowers, it's time to explore their uses! Store them in airtight containers to maintain their fragrance and color for longer periods.

 Create aromatic lavender sachets by filling small cloth bags with dried flowers. These sachets are perfect for adding a delightful fragrance to your closets or drawers. 

Lavender Sachets

Heavenly Smell

From its heavenly fragrance to its vibrant hues, dried lavender flowers offer an array of possibilities for aromatherapy, cooking, and decoration.

Drying Lavender Flowers

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