Here’s a funny story.

In our region, Lavender is used for banishing moths. Herbs are first dried and then stored in a cloth bag deep in the drawers or closets, to keep them free of these harmful insects. This way you know your clothes is safe for a long time, no ‘accidental’ whole will show up on your favorite sweater ๐Ÿ˜€ These little creatures can make a real mess if we let them.

I never liked the scent of lavender. It feels old to me… So I found another solution. Here’s the alternative – chestnut! Put chestnuts deep in the corners of your wardrobe and enjoy the No Moths zone. Also, no weird smells ๐Ÿ™‚ But if you like the scent of dry lavender then go ahead and try it, because it really does the trick with moths better.

Quite a time ago, I had a bit of a problem with sleeping. It was bugging me so hard and I start looking for relief. I never take pills for almost any kind of matter, but rather find an alternative, more natural solution. Because all we need nature has already provided for us. There I am, trying different calming herbs and essences, but no, nothing worked the way I hoped. Then I discovered the sedative effects of lavender buds. Of course, it didn’t occur to me before because it was used either in the garden or wardrobe, haha. But the magic dried violet herb saved me! At that point, dark violet was my favorite color, so I linked some symbolism there, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

An interesting moment happened when I went to the store to buy dry lavender to make tea. They were looking at me strangely, haha. Shocked. Imagine that someone tells you that he/she drinks something that your whole life has been used for moths! I had to search for it in several different shops. Most of the lavender that was for sale was already packed in small cloth bags, ready for drawers. But that wasn’t what I needed. I needed to know that it’s clean for drinking, no dust inside, and no leaves, just buds. Surely, I found it in the end.

The scent of lavender is much easier in tea. The taste is still powerful, but if you like strong flowery tastes then this is your go-to tea on the list. For the special sleeping issues, you want to brew it a little stronger, to give you a real kick ๐Ÿ˜‰

Other times, actually light brewed lavender tea can serve you as stress relief, to calm the nerves. For headaches, as well. In my latest book ‘Herbal Baths’, I included lavender in several recipes, not just because of its serenity, but it’s also antiseptic. All the stress and noise we accumulate during the day disappear and the skin is nourished. No mistake there.

If we go back to lavender origins, it was first (as registered) used in ancient Egypt to scent the mummies. It was mostly applied in the form of oil, but later both, herbs and oil became a part of a bathing routine. It was believed that lavender purifies the body and soul. 

I still mostly use it in tea, from time to time, for a night of better sleep. The mixture that’s made for Black Rabbit Tea is Bunny’s Sweet Dreams. Besides lavender, there are chamomile flowers and mistletoe leaves. The combination of these three calming herbs is for the best effect and taste. I don’t recommend drinking this blend during the day, but some do it anyway. It could make you sleepy. On the other hand, if you’re having a tough, stressful day, then go ahead. It will just calm you down enough to feel cozy. 

I’ll leave the links below to the book and tea if you’re up to check it out.

And if lavender is not in your home in any form, make sure to put it on the list and bring it ASAP. It’s the herb that will save you from infections, relieve stress, and cleanse the energy. 

Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Herbal Baths book

Bunny’s Sweet Dreams



  1. Fartfist says:

    Bigtime fan of lavender! I would not keep the strong and intense aroma like you said, but I love it in tea form! And baths!
    The chestnut tactic is interesting, I wonder if this effect is limited to moths?



    1. Probably not limited to moths…but I have no clue what else will it effect, haha. Experiment, test it and let me know if you discover something useful ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. vwani says:

    They say you donโ€™t know what you have until itโ€™s gone, I love the of lavender for relaxation -I think I should try the tea sometime.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. For sure!
      Thanks for reading and let me know how tea works for you ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Joy Smith says:

    I have a couple of lavendar plants in the garden, but lavendar tea?? Not too sure that I want to try it. Are you sure it tastes good?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. If you donโ€™t feel like trying it, then donโ€™t. Does it tastes good? It depends on your taste preference ๐Ÿ˜Š

      I suggest you give it a shot, brew a small cuppa and see how you like it. Itโ€™s a great, relaxing herb ๐Ÿค


  4. Corey Gimar says:

    Very good blog!…. people are talking about this on our blog.๐Ÿค  ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Corey ๐Ÿ™‚


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