Lavender is so much more than just a relaxing scent. Beyond its most well-known use as a sleep aid, lavender also helps reduce anxiety and inflammation, fights germs, treats skin issues, and relieves headaches. In Beautiful Lavender, Janice Cox walks you through many varieties of lavender, and the best practices for growing and using different types. You will soon discover just how versatile and inspiring the lovely lavender plant can be. Using its many therapeutic benefits, Cox incorporates the lavender plant into recipes for deterring fleas and ticks for pets, making play dough, dream pillows, lavender cookies, tea, lemonade, martinis, and more! Open these pages to discover how lavender’s long history, dating back to ancient Egypt, still freshens and flavors our world today. Learn how to tend and harvest lavender in your garden, as well as various ways of infusing it into your own lavender body-care products, cleaning products, and even learn how to make a completely lavender-inspired breakfast for guests, among many other recipes for using lavender. Add lavender to your garden, your home, and your kitchen!