We grow this beautiful plant on our farm and hand harvest the tops when the flowers are in bud. The drying room smells especially delightful when filled with lavender.
Lavender is known for it's calming effect. Whether as a pillow spray, sachet, ingredient in tea or potpourri, Lavender has an unmistakably 'naturally clean' smell.
Use sparingly in tea blends as it can create a soapy flavour. A great addition to so many products (bath salts, sitz baths, sachets, soaps, foot baths, etc)