Like whole lavender flowers, powdered lavender can be used to make floral waters, perfumes, skin lotions, soaps, and other body care products. However, the powdered form presents entirely new possibilities. Mixed into a paste with a small amount of flour and water, for instance, powdered lavender can be used to make beads for jewelry.
Lavender powder can also be combined with baking soda and used to freshen carpets or to make a non-abrasive cleanser. Of course, the powder can also be encapsulated or tinctured. Note, though, that powdered lavender flower is greenish in color, not purple. Also, this variety of lavender is a hybrid between English lavender (L. Angustifolia) and Spike lavender, also known as Portuguese lavender (L. latifolia). Because it contains camphor, the herb has a slight piney flavor and scent.
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