Lavender, a Soothing and Medicinal Herb

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Today I am happy to be Guest Posting at Modern Alternative Mama. A wonderful site run by Kate Tietje who is passionate about Jesus, real food, organic garden, extended breast feeding, home births, cloth diapering and not vaccinating. She has also written several e-books that I own!
Lavender is a wonderful medicinal and culinary herb. It is a hardy plant that flourishes in dry, sandy, well drained or gravely soils in full sun making it hard to kill. Lavender is great for the amateur gardener who wants to start growing their own herbs. If you don’t want to grow your own lavender there are great companies like Bulk Herb Store or Mountain Rose Herbs where you can buy dried organic lavender flowers for a reasonable price. I also love to use lavender essential oil.
When people think of lavender, normally soothing scrubs, sachets and soap (that help us relax and sleep better at night) come to mind. There are so many other uses for lavender. Why limit yourself to a couple things when you can heal, relax, cook and clean with lavender?
To learn ways to incorporate lavender into your daily life head Modern Alternative Mama to read the rest of the post. 

This post is part of Teach Me Tuesday, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Wildcrafting Wednesdays, Simple Lives Thursday, 

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. I love lavender.. bath with lavender EO every night! I followed you from the Teach Me Tuesday’s linky party. Here is my post:

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