How to Use Lavender for Laundry in a Green Home
- 1). Harvest the lavender. Begin harvesting in the early morning when the plant's essential oils are most concentrated. Grasp a handful of the plant's longest flowering stems and cut them off from the plant as close to the plant's main stem as possible.
- 2). Tie the ends of the flowering stems together with a rubber band or garden twine. Hang the flowers in a cool, dry room for three to four weeks until the foliage and flowers are dry and crisp to the touch.
- 3). Stuff a paper bag or cloth bag with the dried lavender. The size of the bag doesn't matter. Aim to use a bag that's big enough to comfortably fit in your laundry drawers.
- 4). Fold the end of the bag over and secure it shut with a clothespin. This allows you to easily open the bag and replace the lavender once its natural scent is spent.
- 5). Place the bags in your laundry drawers, laundry baskets and anywhere you want a fresh, lavender scent that appeals to the senses and deters moths. For closets, attach garden twine to the clothespin and hang it from the rack or bar in your closet.