Home Care in Vero Beach FL
Lavender is a lovely herb that looks beautiful in the garden. And, even though those delicate purple blooms can add beauty to your loved one’s outdoor garden, there are many uses for fresh lavender inside the home, as well. Read on for some new and creative ways you can use lavender in your loved one’s home to bring feelings of relaxation and calm.
Lavender has long been known for its aroma which can even have a relaxing or sedating effect. This can be especially useful if your loved one struggles with anxiety or stress. Add some fresh lavender to your loved one’s warm bath and encourage them to breathe deeply to get a calming effect.
Lavender sachets are easy to make and they can help your loved one to enjoy the lovely scent of lavender all throughout the home. Use tiny squares of cotton and linen and sew them into a small bag. Place dried lavender flowers inside and then sew them closed. Lavender sachets are great to place in dresser drawers to keep clothing smelling fresh. In addition, the aroma of lavender can promote a restful night’s sleep, so it can be beneficial for your loved one to place a lavender sachet inside their pillowcase at night.
Lavender Iced Tea
For a refreshing summer iced tea, steep a teaspoon of dried lavender flowers in with hot water and green, black, or white tea. Once brewed, pour into a pitcher filled with ice and squeeze in some fresh lemon juice. This is a great beverage that your loved one can enjoy while sitting on the back porch enjoying the summer sunshine.
Fresh lavender looks beautiful and so does dried lavender. Dry out some fresh lavender stalks and encourage your loved one to use them for crafts. They can be added to small vases for year-round flower arrangements or they can even be made into a wreath. Another idea is to tie a bunch of stalks together with ribbon and hang in on a door or wall.
Lavender Baked Goods
Lavender has a unique flavor when used in baking. Add dried lavender to your loved one’s favorite lemon cookie recipe, scone recipe, or teacake recipe. The lavender will add an interesting depth of flavor that will transform your loved one’s baked goods into something new and unique.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care in Vero Beach, FL or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Treasure Coast Home Health Care. Call today at 772-872-6983.
We are licensed by the Agency for Healthcare Administration in Florida. As a licensed nurse registry, we refer private duty caregivers to clients in need of personal care services and assistance with every day activities. We are providers of medical and non-medical health care services.
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