Are you kidding?
Lavender sachets for clothing
drawers are period. To discourage insects, doncha know.
putting a bundle under the edge of floor rugs. That way whenever you tred
on it, you release the scent.
Lavender tea and lavender
cookies are traditional in England. I know you have organically grown
but others should watch out for the chemically treated flowers for that
Sleep pilows are good. With chamomile and hops, you put
the sachets inside your big pillowslip and as you turn in your sleep, it
releases the fragrance, aiding alpha levels.
I hang bundles of
herbs on my ceiling. They are decorative and smell
If you don't want to steam distill them to get the oil
out (since it's a right pain), you can add it to a really nice oil. I use
grapeseed. It's light, has little latent scent of it's own, has Vit. E
already in it for preservative, and absorbs very quickly into the skin.
It's called Oil of Herbs, an old term that we don't use much anymore, since we
have so many essential oils. It's alot like a tincture, only in oil.
(That's why Oil of Oregano is such a huge rip off, folks. It really is
mostly olive oil.) You put 'em in without washing, (water puts it off much
quicker), leave it in for a few weeks, turning occasionally, then strain.
If you don't strain, it can go rancid. It can then be used for perfumes
for those that can't handle modern chemicals. Add to water, and put into
Putting the flowers in alcohol, by itself or with some
other stuff gives you a very period Carmelite type tincture.
Add a few ribbons, pussy willows, tie together and you've got
one of those really expensive decorative dried flower arrangements, that you can
give away as expensive gifts or sell for heaps and gobs.
And of course all the new modern candles, soaps, bath
bomb, and bath bag crazes.
A bath bag in boiling water makes a
great steam facial, BTW. Lavender, or chamomile. Helps tone up the
skin around the eyes, esp.
Because it affects the parasympathetic nurvous system, it
helps relax one. So a bunch near the pnone are a great way to keep your
fingers busy instead of doodling, and helps you keep your focus during
calls. Same with computer work, too.
Hmmmm...I think that's
all I can do off the top of my head. If I think of any more
got a nice bunch of lavender from a local organic farm this weekend
one of those programs where I pay them some money at the
beginning of the
year and I get a basket full of their produce every
week). Since my
Barony is to pay taxes at Purgatorio in August, I was
authentic project I could make for a contribution.
I will be asking
some people locally but since some of them were the
ones who decided to use
puffy foam (a very non-authentic component) I
wanted to get ideas from here