Lavender Vacuum Aromatherapy

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Lavender Vacuum Aromatherapy

I’m anxiously awaiting Spring here in Michigan so while I wait for things to start blooming I decided to use the last of my dried lavender from last years garden to make Lavender Vacuum Aromatherapy. Sounds fancy right?


Well is sure smells fancy. What I do is cut and dry all the lavender from my herb garden and use in different arrangement for the winter months, and when spring comes I crush the lavender and suck it up with my vacuum.

lavender vacuum

And while I vacuum, which is something I do every day, I can enjoy the lovely scent of lavender. It’s a little dose of aromatherapy while I work. If it’s something you want to try make sure you use a new vacuum bag or your bin is empty when you suck up the lavender. No need in having a full bag, just to have to dump out all your heavenly lavender.


It sure make the task of vacuuming more enjoyable and it makes use of the lavender one last time.







  1. says

    Dawn, I have sucked up lavender off the floor and then the room is scented while I vacuum and it was purely by accident. Good idea to purposely do it.

    • says

      Kim, just a little bit goes a long way it is such a powerful smell.

  2. says

    That’s a great idea Dawn. I arrived at your site while you were doing the changes yesterday and it is nice to return today and see it all finished. It looks nice and bright and clear. We woke up to snow this morning … yuck! Hoping the sun comes out today and melts it away.

    • says

      Linda, I can’t believe how the snow keeps coming down. We had snow, freezing rain, and rain two days ago but today it will be in the high 40’s. I think I will take advantage of it and sweep off the porches.

  3. says

    Morning Dawndie! Oh, lavender – the smell is so wonderful and your snaps of it are so beautiful. I wish a had some lavender growing at my house! Now you’ve made yourself another cute header! I like it. Have a beautiful Sunday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ™‚

    • says

      Shelia, I moved my blog to a new theme so needed to do some new graphics. Thanks for stopping in and have a glorious day πŸ™‚

  4. says

    What a great idea. Love this. Your pictures of the lavender are gorgeous too.

    • says

      Thank you Kris, it’s a great way to use it all and not feel guilty about throwing it away.

  5. says

    Good idea, my friend. I didn’t save any of my lavender, but this year I plan to!


    • says

      Claudia, I hate to waste it so I collect it an dry it every year.

  6. Vicki Daugherty says

    As a new follower, I love this idea! We are taking a group of senior ladies from church to a lavender farm this summer and I will suggest this idea to them. So glad I found your blog. Vicki in Louisville KY

    • says

      Vicki, Welcome to the “Cabin”, this would be a great idea to do with your senior ladies. I would love to go along on that trip, I bet the fields smell just heavenly πŸ™‚

  7. says

    You are a genius.

    My only problem is that Lulu has dug up all of my lavender plants. I need to put some in pots high up so that they will thrive.

    • says

      Carol, you are going to have to explain to Lulu how much you would love to have lavender growing again. LOL

  8. Penney says

    Great idea! I think my vacuum stinks from the pet hair lol πŸ™‚

    • says

      Penney, that would be a great way to mask the pet odor πŸ™‚

  9. Rondell says

    I bet it smells wonderful, I tried to grow it but it didn’t grow very well, maybe I’ll give it a try again!

    • says

      Rondell, it does take a couple of years to really take off, but it should be pretty maintenance free.

  10. says

    Hi Dawn-I just stuffed a dryer sheet in my new vacuum bag yesterday-haha! I wish I had seen this first, but next time… I don’t have much dried lavender left, but enough to do this once, at least. Thanks for the lovely tip. Hope you’re having a good Sunday. Looks like it’s about to snow here any minute!


    • says

      Jeanette, I think we have finally made the turn and will be seeing nicer weather here. Keeping my fingers crossed. I hope you use the lavender trick, you will love it.

  11. says

    What??!!! This is genius! I dry my lavender at the end of the summer too and keep it in arrangements but when it gets sad and tired, I’ve been pitching it — well no more! Thanks for this great idea!

    • says

      Lauren, yep you can keep it now for your vacuum.

  12. Melody says

    I love this idea, Dawn. I just recently ordered six lavender plants for my raised garden beds.

    I miss your outfits posts too. πŸ™‚

    • says

      Melody lucky you πŸ™‚ It spreads fast and you will have a ton to dry and make things with.

  13. Sheila says

    What a great idea girl !!! Gotta get me some. Thanks for the inspiration.


    • says

      Sheila, you will never want to stop vacuuming.

  14. says

    I used to love doing this, in fact, I used to use it, added to vinegar for cleaning =) but I don’t need to use it so much, as all the flooring is hard/tile and wood, but if it weren’t for the fresh flowers (lilly’s) that I have been buying, I would resume doing this again! But first, I need to find lavender.

    • says

      Marie, adding the lavender to my vinegar is a brilliant idea. I just clean with plain vinegar right now but the lavender scent would be even better.

  15. Kris says

    I love the scent of lavender! What a great idea to use in you vacuum! I am playing catch up still, after having been gone to my Mom’s. I am really out of the loop!
    xo Kris

    • says

      Kris, you have been a busy girl with your Mom and your Birthday, glad to have you stop by πŸ™‚

  16. says

    What a great idea, Dawn! I have loose lavender and will have to try this. It sure will make vacuuming a whole lot more enjoyable!

    • says

      Yes Yvonne it’s a great way to use up the old lavender that’s looking a little rough.

  17. says

    This is brilliant. I am guilty of keeping my dried lavender too long because I just can’t bear to part with it. This is the perfect way to use it when it’s at the end. I have never had much luck growing lavender myself. Not enough sun. Would love to have enough to dry some year!

    • says

      Ann, yes I think it likes full sun and mine gets that for sure. I just plant it and let it go, I don’t like plants that have to be babysat, either thrive or I pluck them out.

  18. says

    LOVE this idea! I have bundles of dried lavender everywhere-I love the smell πŸ™‚

    • says

      Susan, I did too and once they started looking a little dusty into the vacuum they went.

  19. Veronica says

    Thank you Dawn, for this lovely idea. I keep thinking I want to attempt to grow lavender, but have been intimidated at the prospect. I can find a good sunny spot, but do you have any other tips on how to keep it going in the Northwest climate? Does it have to be dug up before winter? Just love the beautiful aroma of lavender πŸ™‚

    • says

      Veronica, all I do is plant them in a sunny spot and let it go. You don’t dig it up, it just comes back every year and gets bigger πŸ™‚

  20. says

    Great tip Dawn! I love lavender.

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