Embark on a Journey into Lavender's Enchanting World

Welcome! If you love everything about lavender then this is the site for you. We are a new site passionate about this wonderful herb and what it can do for you. It really is an amazing plant!

  • Stick around and enjoy our recipes on how to use it both in the kitchen and for homemade remedies for wellness.
  • Our in-depth guides tell you how to grow it successfully from planting, pruning, and harvesting.
  • Looking to make some lavender gifts for family and friends? Then head over to our section on what to do with lavender for some easy crafting ideas.
  • And if you love the color lavender, and you want to decorate your home and bring some Provence into your living spaces, we have you covered.
  • Finally, see the answers to common questions in the FAQ section you may have regarding this plant.
Purple lavender fields set against an orange sky at sunset

Beautiful lavender fields set against a fiery orange sky at sunset somewhere in France. 

Uncover the Surprising World of Lavender

Who would have thought this purple stunner was far beyond just eye-candy? Lavender, an ancient healing herb, has donned multiple hats for centuries, offering a fascinating journey into its rich history. Now, you can invite its charm and utility into your own space, whether it's your backyard, windowsill, kitchen, or patio—wherever you fancy.

Discover the Magic of Growing Lavender

Recently planted lavender in a terracotta pot

Got the lavender bug and can't wait to grow your own? Our comprehensive guide, "How to Grow and Care for Lavender" has got you covered with all the need-to-knows.

Whether you're a hardcore green thumb or a budding plant lover, we'll help you figure out the best types of lavender to grow for your area, dish out dirt on soil testing, drainage, planting positions, conditions, pests, diseases, watering, pruning, harvesting, propagation, and general care.

We even show you how to grow lavender in pots and containers for limited space, suggesting exact varieties suitable for container gardening.

Delve into Lavender's Secret Wellness Benefits

lavender oil for aromatherapy and wellness

But hold on, the lavender love doesn't stop at just growing it.

Ever curious about why lavender is such a big deal? Prepare to be mind-blown!

Researchers have uncovered heaps of cool health benefits tied to lavender, from stress reduction to improved sleep and muscle tension relief. Lavender essential oil, extracted from delicate blooms, is a superhero of aromatherapy.

It's not just about zenning out; lavender oil has serious anti-inflammatory and pain-relief powers too. Whether slathering it on your skin, breathing it in, or adding a drop to your tea, lavender brings peace and wellness to your world, inside and out. We've got a bunch of DIY remedies, lavender beauty recipes, and wellness tips to share.

Note: While lavender is generally safe, there are exceptions, so be sure to do a skin test and check for pet toxicity. See our page on allergic reactions to lavender plants for more details.

Unlock Your Creativity with Your Lavender Harvest

2 slices of homemade lavender soap on a ceramic plate decorated with lavender buds

Hit the lavender jackpot with a bumper crop and don't know what to do with your plant harvest? Time to unleash your inner creative genius!

Whip up super easy lavender sachets, DIY bath bombs for ultimate relaxation, homemade lavender soap, or adorable lavender wands as thoughtful gifts for friends.

With all these lavender-inspired goodies and crafts, you'll be too busy creating to even think about twiddling your thumbs! See our ideas of what to do with lavender.

Indulge Your Taste Buds with Our Lavender Recipes

lavender sugar in a glass jar with sprigs of lavender

Indulge your taste buds with our Cooking with Lavender section, loaded with delectable recipes. We invite you to come and share some of your own!

From lavender honey to shortbread, simple syrup, lavender ice cream and lavender sugar, the options are endless. Plus, we've got safe-use guidelines and mouth-watering savory dishes for you to whip up.

Decorate Your Home with Lavender's Country Charm

A French style bathroom with wainscotting, a claw foot bath, lavender walls and fresh lavender

Spice up your home decor game with a touch of lavender. Who doesn't love the smell of lavender wafting around the house? Discover how a little bit of lavender-themed decor can usher in a fabulously country-style or even give off an elegant Provence chic vibe.

A Brief History of Lavender

Delve into a brief synopsis of the intriguing history of lavender, covering more than 3500 years from its ancient origins to its prominent role in various cultures throughout time. Learn about its use in ancient civilizations, including famous people of the time, its symbolism in different societies, and how it has evolved into the beloved herb we know today.

What is surprising, is that the health benefits of lavender were well-praised from the beginning, and that the ailments that were treated then, are the same ailments that we use this useful herb for today.

Join Us in Exploring this Amazing Herb

Seriously thrilled to have you here at Heavenly Lavender! Dive into our info-packed space, quench your curiosity, and share your journey with us. You might just fall in love with the enchanting world of lavender and see life through lovely, purple-tinted glasses. Enjoy!

And if you're bursting with questions, hit up our FAQ Section. Be it about keeping your pets safe or troubleshooting a problem, chances are we've got your answer.

Hi! I've planted some lavender in pots and now I'm wondering if they are going to grow too big for the containers they are in. Just how big does lavender grow?

Lavender can be grown very successfully in pots, as long as you are growing varieties that are known as 'dwarf' lavender that won't grow more than 12 inches or so. We have an article entitled: How big will lavender get? that covers your concerns. Happy gardening!

Do you have a recipe for lavender sugar?

Yes, we do actually. We have a great recipe with step-by-step instructions on how to make it and how long it will store for. Have fun making it. You can find the recipe here: How to Make Lavender Sugar.

Is Lavender Easy to Grow?

Luckily, the answer is yes, it is! It is one of those plants that you can pretty much neglect in your garden and it will bloom year after year. Lavender is easy to grow but there are some conditions that should be met to make your lavender growing success.