Natural Scents: Baking with Lavender

Lavender muffins are in the oven right now and they smell HEAVENLY!  Oh my goodness, I wish you could smell these.

I have been using lavender for many years.  Usually, I use the essential oil in my diffuser, blended with other oils.  (Aromatherapy sounds kind of airy fairy but if you were in the kitchen with me right now, you’d be a believer.)  I use it as a healing aid.  I put it in my bath and mix it with almond oil for massaging. I also use culinary lavender in my morning tea , mixed with Earl Grey or Lady Grey. I have even sprinkled it on vanilla ice cream (vegan, in my case) and then drizzled honey over it.  This is the first time I am baking with it though.

Oooh, there is the timer!   I’ll let you know how they turn out.  Do you use lavender or other herbs and flowers in your cooking and baking?

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4 thoughts on “Natural Scents: Baking with Lavender

  1. Jodi

    I’m a huge fan of cooking with herbs, spices & oils. Lavender is one of my favorite smells but I rarely use it in food. Thanks for the reminder! And I’d love the recipe for the muffins – I could almost smell them. 🙂

  2. Annie

    Good Morning Cynthia,
    I shouldn’t be sharing this because it is so hard to come by, but, there is a lip moisturizer called “Chicken Poop” and it has lavender essential oil in it, as well as other fantastic ingredients. As soon as you put it up to your face you can smell the lavender and I can’t help rubbing my lips together every few minutes to get a taste. It keeps your lips tender (unlike many balms/lip “moisturizers” that smother your lips and then the skin can’t breathe) and it goes a long way too, you don’t have to continually apply it throughout the day.

    1. Cynthia Lenz Post author

      Hey Annie, If I didn’t know you always were in the know since Jr. High on beauty products, I would think I got spammed by the Chicken Poop people! Thanks for the tip. Lavender lip balm sound awesome.


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