Nearly every one is acquainted with the enticing aroma of dried-lavender. Although it is commonly used to scent perfumes and soaps, there are many other uses for this appealing dried herb. You can purchase dried lavender in bulk and experiment with it, and chances are you will find a variety of uses for it in the kitchen, bath, and beyond. You can also buy 'dried lavender' (also known as 'gedroogde lavendel' in the Dutch language) from online sources.
Making cloth sachets filled with dried-lavender flowers is a great way to use the herb. These bags of dried lavender flowers add a subtle scent to your clothing when you put them in your dresser drawers. Dried lavender flowers' sachets are easy to make yourself out of beautiful scraps of fabric, trimmed with lace, beads or ribbons, and they make great hostess gifts. If you sew a length of ribbon to a corner of the sachet, it can be tied to clothes hangers to scent your entire closet.
The dried lavender in bulk can also be used to scent carrier oils. You might select an oil such as almond oil and sprinkle in some lavender dried flowers. Let it sit for a week in a clean jar with a lid, and then strain it. The resulting oil will carry the scent of the flowers and is great to use for massage or simply as a lovely moisturizer.
Dried-lavender in bulk can also be used for craft projects. You can make wonderful handmade gift cards that are decorated with flowers, which can easily be glued to a variety of papers with a thin stream of hot glue from a glue gun. When you send a birthday card, you can add a few of the dried flowers inside the card in the envelope to add a delightful aroma for your recipient.