I am really getting into lavender scented items lately. I hadn't thought much about it until this week when I found myself backtracking a few aisles in a store to specifically buy lavender scented hand gel for my desk at work, as opposed to buying the unscented stuff that was on the display right in front of me.
My love of lavender started out with Aveeno Stress-Relief Lotion with Lavender. Aveeno lotions work wonders for my sensitive skin, and I really enjoy this scent in particular. (And, no, this is not a paid endorsement, LOL!) I use this lotion nearly every night. As I thought about it, I realized that I have more lavender-scented items than I first realized... shampoo and conditioner, hand gel, room spray... you get the idea. It smells wonderful, and it has been proven to have stress-reducing properties... what's not to like?
Now I'm considering planting some lavender in my yard this year. I'm no green thumb, but I can handle basic plants. I've been reading some good articles online (like this one and this one) and it appears that I might be too late to enjoy any blooming lavender of my own this year... but I'm not positive. If anyone has any tips or advice, I'd love to hear from you!
P.S. If you'd like to share your own favorite lavender-scented items, that would be great, too.... here are mine: