The garden took a beating last week with the furious rains that passed through (a Sou’Easter, the meteorologist called it…a strange word). Some of my lavender got pummeled, so for fun I decided to play with the pieces that didn’t survive. I had a small, empty canning jar that had been filled with Hershey’s Kisses (at least, until the Stress-O-Rama of last weekend took over the better part of me and made me eat them all) but was otherwise sitting around being useless.
I put some of the lavender into the jar one morning, sealed it up tight, and placed it in my car for the entire afternoon. When I headed out to pick up Elle from school, I opened the jar and broke the lavender into bits and pieces. And then I left the jar in my cup holder, opened in order to unleash the lavender scent all throughout my car! It smells heavenly.
The scent isn’t overpowering, but it is enough of a fragrance to make one notice…hmm, something in here smells really good! I don’t have a whole lot of lavender to play with so it’s unlikely that I’ll continue to do this or to do it very often. When I do try it again, I’ll certainly include more than one sprig and probably throw in some of my mint leaves, too. Oooh, a new experiment? No lavender…just mint? I’ll have to try that soon!
The fresh lavender scent is a welcome change from the usual car fresheners that seem to be overwhelming for the first few days. And I can seal it back up again whenever I decide I don’t want to smell the lavender fragrance which, so far, hasn’t happened.
BONUS: The canning jar conveniently fits in my cup holder.