Lavender makes a wonderful gift at Christmas time as it’s so versatile and if you want to present your family and friends with heartfelt homemade gifts, a little bit of lavender can be a wonderful way of doing so. Below are four great homemade lavender gifts you can make this Christmas time.
Simple but heartfelt these lavender hearts are perfect for hanging in bedrooms, putting in drawers and even in wardrobes to keep things smelling fresh (and keeping moths away). They could not be simpler to make. Simply cut two matching hearts from your chosen fabric and then sew them together at the edges, leaving a hole at the top large enough to stuff full of dried lavender. Once the dried lavender is in sew up the hole, attach a ribbon and add a couple of drops of Lavender oil to the heart, ensuring that fresh lavender scent is brought out.
Invest in some strong vintage glass bottles and decorate them with a festive twist, before filling them to the brim with your own homemade lavender lemonade. The recipe is quite simple all you need is:
- 1.5 litres of water
- 100g sugar
- 85g honey
- 3 tablespoons of dried lavender
- 250ml lemon juice
Combine 500ml water with your sugar and bring to the boil until the sugar dissolves. Switch off the heat and then stir in the honey and lavender.
Allow the mixture to steep for two hours, for a strong lavender taste, and then strain through a sieve pressing down the dried lavender to release all the juices and ensure a fragrant mixture.
In your vintage bottle combine the fresh lemon juice with your lavender mixture and water to top up and enjoy a light pink still lemonade, perfect for handing out to friends at Christmas.
Lavender Bath Salts
A relaxing bath with the soothing scent of lavender is wonderful way to end the day so give the gift or relaxation with this easy homemade gift. Wonderful if presented in a vintage style perfume bottle or Mason jar. All you will need is:
- Dried lavender
- Pure Lavender Oil
- Epsom Salts
Begin by filling your chosen jar or bottle half way up with Epsom salts and then add up to 15 drops of lavender oil, pop on the lid and shake well. Remove the lid and then add in your dried lavender before popping the lid back on and shaking well once more. Fill to the top with more Epsom salts and then add more lavender to your taste, remembering to shake for a fully mixed product.