Today while I was weedeating (notice how casually I slipped that in, as if I do this regularly? Did I fool you?), I noticed a familiar scent. The scrubby little weeds that had popped up all over our rocky yard were lavender! Our only other experience with lavender until now has been the delicious lavender lemonade served to us when we visited Samantha’s lavender/blackberry farm last year.
When I was done weedeating, I uprooted a small specimen and brought it in excitedly to show the kids.
Of course we got right online to confirm my discovery and find uses for it. We also remembered the bottle of lavender essential oil that we inherited when my sister moved into an apartment in town.
After exploring the many uses for lavender oil, we moved on to eucalyptus oil which Perry likes to use as an insect repellent. Then we checked out tea tree oil just because we have some, and orange, peppermint and cinnamon oil because I’d love an excuse to buy some.
I was amazed at the variety of uses for these, which brings me to my question: do you use essential oils? What are your favorites, and what do you do with them? How do you use them?