Monday, 23 September 2013

Lavender Firelighters

At the end of the summer, when the lavender is completely over, but the weather is still warm enough to dry it, I cut my lavender hedge and dry the lavender in bundles.  I hang it on my airing rack in the kitchen to dry...

Lavender Firelighters

In the winter, when my woodburning stove comes into its own, I use the lavender as firelighters.  The bunches contain enough oil to make great firelighters, but also give out a pleasant fragrance.

10 comments:

Flaming Nora said...

Wow, what a brilliant idea!

Sharon said...

What a great idea Penny! I really like the smell of natural lavender, it must be great to use these firelighters!
Your kitchen reminds me a bit of my dollshouse kitchen, especially the fireplace there....I will try to link the photo here:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8051592138_9440487b7d_z.jpg

Christy said...

How lovely. It all looks so idylic drying there in your country kitchen.

Christy

busybusybeejay said...

How lovely.What a brilliant photo.

Elizabethd said...

What a lot of gorgeous lavender. Don't you keep any for making sachets and things?

Melissa aka twoknitwit said...

I can imagine how wonderful your home smells right now (and will smell all winter)

lovely photo :)

Carolyn said...

That must smell divine. A touch of summer in winter!

Claire said...

Great way to use the dried Lavender. I also did this when I grew Lavender, it certainly gets the fire going.

Pearly Queen said...

Hi Melissa

It does smell lovely now, but I will have to move the lavender if I want to use my drying rack!

Penny
x

Astri said...

I am going to go cut the remain of my lavender right now. To burn it is a great idea! Thanks for the tip, Penny.