After getting back from a very refreshing holiday on the coast of British Columbia, I once again started wishing I lived in such a place that grew so lush! I saw tons and tons of lavender growing, I loooove the smell, and so I started thinking about how I could use it more often as a natural air freshener. I also learned that lavender is frequently used as an aid to relaxation- perfect for cleaning time!
I started by picking a few of the flowers and I just kept them in my car during our trip. Since it was so hot, the car would often be filled with the aroma.
Then I was cleaning house when I got back and while I was vacuuming, I thought I would try sucking some up into the vacuum. I remember when I was younger we had once bought this stuff that was synthetically scented that you sucked into the vacuum (thinking back now, I think it was vermiculite! eeew.) Anyway, My friend had given me a bag of lavender a while back that she had originally used for baking these wonderful lavender shortbread cookies. So the vacuum sucked a little up (a palm sized amount) and immediately I could smell the aroma. Definitely better than smelling dust! Try it the next time you vacuum, it sure makes cleaning that much more pleasant!