There are certain plants that just evoke summer, like basil, tomatoes and lavender. While all three are versatile and indispensable, I am always amazed at the uses we've come up with over the years, for lavender. Everything from deterring pests to attracting mates. Having trouble sleeping, a bout of anxiety, an onset of baldness? Lavender's the cure.
I wish my plants were large enough to toss the sheets over to dry. I've read that's what the laundress used to do, to infuse them with the scent. I did indulge in a lavender sheet spray, which I am totally enamored of. I'm open to suggestions. How do you use lavender?
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