Lavender flowers and products provide soothing fragrance and relaxation. Some varieties of lavender maintain nearly their full aroma when dried. The Provence and Grosso lavender variety is has excellent fresh and dried fragrance: this is the type of lavender grown at Laura's Lavender. Dried lavender flowers can be used in sachets or arranged in bowls for adding soothing scents to your home. Dried lavender flowers can even be used in cooking such as recipes for shortbread cookies. Dried lavender can also be added a bubble bath to make fragrant as well as fun!
Some of the choices you have for putting to use your dried lavender flowers are discussed here:
Every home has glass in it, whether it's wine glasses or lemonade glasses, punch bowls or flower vases. There are many different products for cleaning glass on the market, but some of them are too abrasive and will actually do damage to glassware. Here are a few tips to help you keep the glass in your house cleaner and brighter using only natural products, rather than the abrasiveness of some commercial glass cleaning products available.
1. If ammonia doesn't get rid of a chemical build up in your glassware, smear the glass surface with vaseline (petroleum jelly) and leave overnight, or longer. Then wipe off and wash clean.
Most of us buy numerous types of cleaning supplies off the grocery store shelves. Ammonia, bleach, and a host of other chemicals fill our grocery carts, and then our homes. Many products containing these substances have been used for decades or longer, yet not everyone knows how to clean with them safely, which can lead to serious and sometimes dangerous safety hazards.
If you purchase and use a variety of chemical products to clean or repair your home, you may want to check out the following suggestions for keeping your family safe from fumes, burns, and even explosions that can occur when products are used inappropriately or incompatibly with each other.
The number of different types of laundry detergent is truly astonishing: powder, liquids, tablets, plastic things that dissolve in the wash, detergent to be put in the machine, detergent to put in the dispenser, regular detergent and 'ultra' detergent which is a stronger formulation, so you can use less.
In addition to the formulation, consider the type of clothes you will be washing and how dirty they are. For protein stains, such as egg, blood and vomit, a biological detergent, which contains enzymes, is particularly effective. Detergents that have been specially formulated for whites usually contain oxygen bleaches and/or optical brightening agents. While they will brighten whites, they can cause fading or spotting if used on coloured fabrics.