The scent of true lavender can remove mustiness, improve concentration and help you to relax. Here are some suggestions for using lavender to scent a room.

~ place a bowl of dried lavender buds or dried lavender stems by the window so when the sun beats down on them it will draw out the natural oil inside

~ put a drop of lavender essential oil on a light bulb in your lamp. When you turn on the light the heat from the bulb will evaporate the oil and fill the room with lavender scent.

~ throw some dried lavender stems, a dried lavender bunch, or dried lavender buds on the fire in your fireplace. This doesn't work so well on a fire outside because the scent escapes in the open air. It needs to be done in a closed room with a fireplace.

~ add lavender buds to a pan of water and keep it simmering on the stove

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6 comments

  1. J.D. | Bathroom Vanities // February 2, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

    Is there any benefit to using dried lavender over lavender oil? The oil is certainly easier to store and use... my main question is are lavender oils pure extracts from the plant?

  2. Shanavas // February 21, 2009 at 7:03 AM  

    Thanks for a post like this. Now I don't have to buy costly scents

  3. Fixed Gear Bikes // February 24, 2009 at 5:59 PM  

    Oil on a light bulb - great trick, and inexpensive too! Thanks for this.

  4. australia hotels // February 28, 2009 at 3:35 PM  

    this is a much more environmentally friendly way of scenting the room :)

  5. tnomeralc web design toys // April 21, 2009 at 5:18 AM  

    thanks for the tips. Gonna surprise my mom with the tips you have given. :)

  6. commodities broker // August 11, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

    Lavender also has amazing calming effects. There are several perfumes and oils that you can dab on your pillow to fall asleep faster, or candles scented as lavender to relax you. I like the idea of using dried lavender though because you're getting the real thing.