All posts tagged lavender

Why You Should Give Lavender

William Turner, an English divine, physician, and natural historian discovered the magic of lavender centuries ago. But, since the time of the ancient Greeks, the world has had a love affair with the aromatic and healing properties of lavender. This fragrant beauty, with soft billowy flowers of violet, blue, and even white, has graced palace doorsteps and anointed kings and queens throughout history. Continue reading [...]

Make These 5 DIY Spa Treatments Using Flowers

Flowers are gifts to us in so many ways. They’re beautiful to look at, they filter our air and they provide nourishment. In addition to using flower recipes to give the inside of our bodies’ nutrients, we can use them topically to heal and soothe. The following are some ways you can incorporate flowers into DIY spa treatments. 1. Lavender Massage Oil If you have aches and pains, and even if you don’t, you may like getting a massage from time to time. And, you might love the massage Continue reading [...]

Make Your Own Body Scrub With Flowers

  Basic homemade body scrub recipes start with a carrier oil. You can use the oils in the recipes we’ll give you or swap them out with an oil of your choice. Some of the best oils include almond, coconut, apricot and olive. For the scrubbing ingredients, use sugar or salt of you want something that will exfoliate gently and eventually liquefy, which is good because you don’t want large particles of your body scrub clogging up your drain. Finally, pick your favorite flower essences and Continue reading [...]

Use Flowers to Make Ice Cream

Bring the beauty of flowers into your kitchen, and the goodness they can provide the body, by making a lovely lavender or rose ice cream on a warm day this spring. Flowers have a way of lightening the spirit and promoting a cheerful attitude, like ice cream does. So why not combine the two and whip up a treat that has the potential to turn around a bad day or make a good day even better. Make a batch of the following flower-infused frozen deserts for yourself, or your family, and enjoy flowers in yet another delicious way. Continue reading [...]

Organic Lavender Farming at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Even in places that are typically dry and void of a lot of color, you can sometimes find floral abundance of the most glorious kind if you look hard enough. This is what’s possible for those who live in, or who visit, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The city is home to an organic lavender farm that provides healing and aromatic oils, by way of organic lavender blossoms grown on land that also houses a historic inn. Guests staying at the Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm get to use the lavender oil-infused bath products as part of their stay. Continue reading [...]

Spring Lemonades You Can Make With Flowers

If you’re planning a get-together for the upcoming Easter holiday, or for Mother’s Day or a spring bridal shower, you can use flowers to beautify your beverages and make them taste amazing. Flowers go great in lemonades, in particular. They offer a bit of lovely spring color and flavor that’s perfect for sharing with others. The following are some floral lemonades we love the most. Consider making these in small or large batches. Continue reading [...]

Creating a Flowering Herb Garden

Two things that we love about spending time in our homes are eating and enjoying the fresh flowers we’ve surrounded ourselves with. We figured out a way to combine both of these delights into one treasure, one that we think you’ll love to have around. We created a flowering herb garden. We made one that will supply us with beauty for the eyes, and for the palate, for a long time to come. A flowering herb garden can offer a pretty view when looking out the kitchen window. And, it can offer a delightful scene in a yard or on a patio. Flowering herbs make for tasty ingredients in homemade meals, both sweet and savory ones. They can also be used in healing juices, teas, and elixirs. Continue reading [...]

Flowers to Make Healing Ointments

Did you know that many flowers can be made into healing ointments? We love to keep flowers like lavender and calendula around because they offer relief for a variety of conditions, such as dry skin, burns, and rashes. In addition to offering a bit of natural medicine for some of our ailments, these flowers (and several others) are quite beautiful to look at, so we make sure we frequently have some in our garden in or a vase indoors. Continue reading [...]

Beautiful Rose Alternative Anniversary Flower Bouquets

While roses are the traditional flower to give your loved one on your anniversary, the trends are changing as we see quirky and off-beat weddings bucking tradition. Roses are always a classic and beautiful way to honor a special day, but perhaps your significant other has unique taste and a style that is all their own. We love the idea of sending a floral arrangement with alternatives to roses because it shows that a lot of time and thought went into choosing the perfect flowers. Continue reading [...]