This lavender is grown right in Westport by Stone Pony Lavender. If you love lavender you have to stop in and get some for yourself.
Here's the Smile - At only $8 per bunch it is a wonderful way to treat yourself! And as you know, at Beautiful Things we are all about the little things that make you smile. They don't have to cost much but they should be beautiful and this lavender fits that description!
Did you know? Just a few fun facts.
. Marie Antoinette is said to have decorated the royal palaces with lavender for its scent.
. The lavender bud is covered in tiny hairs — that is what contains the essential oils.
. It takes 2-3 weeks to dry a bunch of lavender.
. The Ancient Egyptians used lavender in the embalming process.
. Back in the Elizabethan times, when baths weren’t common practice, lavender was used to perfume clothes and bed linen.
. In French classrooms teachers used to crush up lavender to calm disruptive and nervous students
. Fresh or dried lavender is an excellent ingredient to cook and bake with — pork spice rubs, lavender custard, and lavender cookies just to name a few!
. Essential oils extracted from the flowers of lavender are massively used in the industry of perfumes and cosmetics.
.Lavender scent produces calming effect, while essential oils soothe skin.
. Essential oils of lavender are often used in aromatherapy because they produce relaxing effect in most people.
. Unlike humans, pests such as mice, flies, mosquitoes and moths cannot stand smell of lavender. Many people keep bunches of lavender in their homes to repel unwanted animals.
. Lavender has antiseptic, antibacterial, analgesic and anti-depressant properties. It is used in treatment of headache, insect bites, burns, acne, muscle and joint ache and insomnia.
. Lavender can be used as natural "insecticide". When planted near the roses, lavender keeps aphids on a safe distance.
. Europeans wore bracelets made of lavender to protect themselves against plague and other dangerous diseases in the 13th century.
Design Idea - place your bunch of lavender in a favorite container and make sure to put it in a spot that will make you smile every time you see it. I even the like the simplicity of the white wrap and twine tie.