All About Lavender: Spa Planting Cooking Secrets

Ever dreamed of transforming your outdoor space into a lavender paradise? Eager to uncover the secrets of this versatile herb’s magic? 

Lavender Field

Let’s Explore All Things Lavender 

With spring upon us,  I thought I would start to get ready for spring planting. I have such a hard time with lavender. I thought I would try it again this year. They say it is  hearty…. mine is never! It is as delicate as it looks when it comes to me planting. Lavender you say, because of their delicate beauty, aromatic intoxication and they are my favorite color… Lavender. Or should I say one of my favorite colors. Also, my favorite Aromatherapy choice. You will always smell my bedroom full of lavender. It helps me to sleep.

Lavender Faux Blue Toile Vase

Can we talk about lavender now… flowers of the lavender plant have always had a soothing fragrance for me whether they are fresh or dry, they are one of several herbs I like to grow when they cooperate!  There is nothing like the beauty of fresh, lavender flowers in a beautiful vase, somewhere or in many spots in our home.

Home Spa and So Much More

I use lavender bath soap, lavender pillow spray as well as lavender linen spray. I have a monthly massage and this is another way of embracing the calming effects of lavender. Here are some ideas for lavender in flower or oil form,

Ah, lavender’s soothing properties make it a star ingredient in spa treatments! Here’s how spas harness the power of lavender to pamper and rejuvenate:

1. Aromatherapy Massage:

Lavender essential oil is a staple in aromatherapy massages. Spa therapists often use it in massage oils or lotions to help clients relax, ease tension, and promote overall well-being. The gentle scent of lavender combined with the therapeutic touch of massage creates a deeply calming experience.

2. Facial Treatments:

Lavender’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties make it a fantastic addition to facial treatmentsfacial treatments. Lavender-infused steam helps to open pores and purify the skin, while lavender-scented products cleanse, tone, and moisturize, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.

3. Body Scrubs and Wraps:

Lavender is often featured in exfoliating body scrubs and detoxifying body wrapsdetoxifying body wraps. The gentle exfoliation removes dead skin cells, while the soothing properties of lavender help to calm the mind and body. Lavender-infused oils and creams are then applied to leave the skin soft, hydrated, and delicately scented.

4. Relaxation Rooms: My Spa have relaxation rooms where I can unwind before or after my treatments. These rooms are  infused with calming scents, and lavender is a popular choice. Whether it’s through diffusers, sachets, or lavender-scented pillows, the aroma of lavender helps to create a tranquil atmosphere, allowing you to fully relax and recharge.

5. Foot Soaks: A lavender-infused foot soaklavender-infused foot soak is the perfect way to pamper tired feet. I get this treatment as well, love, love it. I immerse my feet in warm water infused with lavender essential oil and other soothing ingredients. This helps to relieve soreness, reduce swelling, and leaves my feet feeling refreshed and revitalized.

The take away to all of this is, whether you’re enjoying a massage, facial, body treatment, or simply relaxing in a serene spa environment, lavender adds an extra layer of luxury and relaxation to the experience, making it a the best spa treatment at home or in a salon.

Growing Tips and More

Here here are a few tips for growing lavender at home:


Place your lavender plant somewhere it will get at least 8 Hrs. of sunlight a day. 

NOTE:  in places in the south west and south east where the sun is extremely strong, your lavender may need a bit of shade. Reassure to check your planting zones online.


Lavender Planting Guide

Give It A Drink

As far as water goes, Lavender does not require much water. It is best to let the soil become dry in between watering, but do not let it get so dry that the plant wilts. For me this is a skill I guess I never learned. I keep trying. 

Drying Lavender

Now this is some thing I have mastered, geez I wonder why? Dry, lavender in bunches, on screens, in a hanging layered  layered dryer, with a dehydrator or in a paper bag. I did not have it dehydrator. I used the paper bag, and I have also used the screen, both work as well.

NOTE: The sun will of the lavender.

Lavender Needs a Friend

Did you know that plants require companions in order to grow healthy? I did not either know that until  I planted my own. Well here is the story:

A companion plant is a plant that is grown near another plant to provide benefits such as pest control, pollination, improved growth, or enhanced flavor. When planting certain plants, selecting appropriate companion plants can help create a more balanced and productive garden. This information came straight from Gardening 101.

Here are some benefits of companion planting? I’m sharing my favorites, but know that there are many others.



Basil, and oregano, increase the vitality and growth of nearby lavender plants by repelling aphids and various species of flies.

Companion Flower


Like  lavender, the strong scent of a Alliums has a distracting effect on insect and pest, making them natural companion plants in any garden. It is the protector of the lavender. 
Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and the type species for the genius is Allium Sativum which means “cultivated garlic”.

Side Story

I am very fortunate to have a lavender form right here in our little old town. The name of the farm is, Destiny Lavender Farm-Washington, PA.

Destiny Hill Lavender Farm

It is a beautiful place out in the country. It is a nice ride and a beautiful view. They hold classes for making your own centerpieces, ever July. I am hoping that I will be able to attend. It is something to look forward to. The class will include a visit around the farm and using beautiful, fresh cut Destiny flowers! Locally grown using organic practices.       They say, this class is open to everyone from beginners (ME) to for something fun to do, they tell us to come join us! I’ll be there with bells on. Now, use your lavender tips that I have shared for anything from crafts or cooking. Speaking of cooking I have had some really cool recipes for lavender uses. Won’t you join me…. 

Lavender Recipes & Refreshments

Chicken Provencal

Chicken Provencal

Roasted White Asparagus Herb de Provence

Pink Lemonade Lavender Thyme Sorbet

Lemon Lavender Icebox Cookies

Lavender Latte

I hope you have enjoyed the story of Lavender as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.  I have one. Last Printable or you can save yo IG or Pinterest.  

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