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:
A careful wash for hardwood furniture is in order when it begins to look clouded and scummy in spite of conscientious dusting and polishing. You can choose between warm water with a mild white soap or unbuilt synthetic detergent, or a furniture wash that you can easily mix yourself. Old wax can be removed by applying liquid wax generously and wiping the surface promptly. Special cleaners are also made for furniture but sticky accumulations must be dissolved with water.
Soap and water, properly used, will not harm most finishes, but de luxe lacquered furniture, such as pianos, require special treatment. For other finishes, squeeze a soft cloth out of light suds to make it as dry as possible. Wash a small area, rinse it with clear water, again using a well squeezed cloth, and wipe dry.
The beauty of a marble floor, imported tile and marble countertop is unsurpassed by anything. Ancients used marble in building temples and castles. Modern millionaires lined their hallways with it. Marble is a stone which, throughout the ages, has been noted not only for its strength and durability, but also for its beauty and character. Nothing invokes exclamations of appreciation like marble or granite, unless of course, it is not maintained, in which case you may find yourself with nothing but a heavy burden.
The main thing to understand about marble surfaces is that it, like granite, is a natural substance, which is porous.