We dried our lavender in the dehydrator. I placed the flowers on the trays and when completed, we transferred them to a cookie sheet where we stripped the petals from the stems. Do not dismay if you haven't a dehydrator, there are many rustic ways to dry your herbs without the use of fancy devices.
One option is to hang the bunches upside down, bounded together by a rubber band and rolled up in brown paper. Store in a dark, dry, well ventilated area (this should take about two weeks). Wrapping the bouquet aids in keeping the dust out and further protects the lavender from light. You can also lay your lavender on a screen in a well circulated, dark and dry area until dry to touch. These methods would also apply to most any other herb and flower.
Either way you choose to dry yours, there are a variety of uses. The beautiful display of the flowers themselves is incentive enough! Lavender also makes a fragrant and decorative potpourri (the "lid" of this jar is airy lace). Brew some flowers for a relaxing tea to calm your frazzled nerves and aid in digestion.
I look forward to sharing some pleasant household projects featuring this lovely plant so be sure to dry a bunch today! Store your supply in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. You may also be interested in What to Make and Do with All Your Lovely Lavender.
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