We’ve been visiting Mayfield Lavender Farm in Banstead for the past six years. Lil Vallie was only a bump back then. It’s become part of our summer family time rituals. Walking along the lavender lanes, the view was breath-taking. The fragrance was at once heady and comforting. During our recent visit, I told hubby it’s wonderful to see how they offer something new every year. Now, that’s good business. I use it in many aspects of our day to day life. Here are my 6 ways to enjoy lavender
When I was younger I thought that lavender was a fragrance for a lady of a certain age. However, I think when you smell pure organic lavender there is nothing ageing about it. Jojo and Vallie love the smell as much as I do. Best of all, on the field we can go on minibeast hunts.
Caution: if you are pregnant and/or making a change to your lifestyle check with you GP first.
Lavender in the bath is a soothing way to wind down the day. I love to put a few drops in the kids’ bath water. Valentina has eczema but it’s good for eczema because it eases irritation.
When decided to stop chemically processing my hair 7 years ago, I enjoyed experimenting and mixing small lotions and potions. I love lavender in my homemade hair butters, hair conditioner and hair oils too. Its helps prevent itchy scalp, dandruff and head lice.
What’s your favourite carrier oil? I find it hard to choose so my top three are: coconut, avocado, jojoba oil. Mixed with a few drops of the essential oil and it makes calming massage oil. You could even have lavender scented candles breath, relax; repeat.
On any given day our feet take a pounding. If you are a commuter like me, by the end of the day’s hustle they ache. Add a few drops to warm water and soak your feet for 20 mins. Got the time? Have a DIY pedi.
It’s is an acquired taste but I enjoy lavender tea with a side of biscuits as part of my 15 mins of me time. It’s also super yummy in cupcakes, fudge, and shortbread. I’m not baker so I usually stock up when we visit Mayfield Lavender. On a hot summer’s day, you can skip the tea and have e a lemonade infused with lavender.
Life is busy and fast paced and sometimes it’s tricky to unwind and drift off into peaceful sleep. I find a lavender scented pillow spray or simply a few drops of the essential oil on the pillow makes a world of difference… zzzzzz
Love or loathe? How do you feel about lavender? Comment in the box below.
The photos above were taken while visiting Mayfield Lavender, Banstead, Surrey. I’ll leave you with the video below which brings you sights and sounds from the field.
(Updated 21st July 2020)