How to Make Lavender Tea from Fresh Lavender

how to make lavender tea from fresh lavender

How to make lavender tea from fresh lavender buds and mint. You can also use dried ingredients – it doesn’t have to be fresh. This tea will help relieve stress, soothe the mind – and is the perfect night-time drink!

Since we started growing lavender out in our back garden, it’s just absolutely flourished! It’s now twice as big as when we planted it, with no sign of slowing down. So, now that we have lavender coming out our ears, I thought I’d use it some homemade products and recipes.

I’ve used it so far to make lavender oil, but recently I made some lavender tea with it that was so soothing I just had to share the recipe with you!

Thanks to lavenders’ linalool and linalyl acetate components (which are present even when diffusing), it has beneficial and protective effects shown to help:

  • Soothe nerves (great for relieving anxiety)
  • Stabilise mood
  • Improve sleep
  • Detoxify the body
  • Work as an expectorant (helps loosen mucus so you can cough it up)
  • Balance blood sugar
  • Kill bacteria (it’s a natural antibacterial)
  • Relieve pain
  • Speed up wound healing (it’s a great anti-inflammatory)

Uses for Lavender Oil

Some wonderful uses for lavender essential oil include:

While essential oils are natural, they’re also extremely potent so need to be respected. I personally do not ingest or take essential oils internally. There’s some evidence pointing towards long-term regular use of concentrated lavender possibly causing hormone imbalances in males.

Uses for Fresh & Dried Lavender Buds

Some uses for fresh and dried lavender include:

  • Relaxing herbal tea: You can add chamomile, mint or other herbs that you like. Steep all in hot (not boiling) water for a few minutes and add honey or pure stevia to give it a sweeter flavour. The tea, once cooled, can also be used as a a scalp rinse to treat dandruff or as an after-sun spray. Full recipe below.
  • Lavender tincture: A lavender tincture can promote relaxation and sleep.
  • Laundry or drawer freshener: Pop dried flowers into small satchels and place them in drawers or in place of dryer sheets in the dryer.
  • Use in cooking: There are so many different recipes you can find online and in cookbooks sharing how to incorporate lavender into delicious recipes.

Homemade Lavender Tea

You don’t have to add mint leaves to this recipe, you can purely use fresh or dried lavender, however, you may find it to be quite strong. If this is the case, adding some mint and honey can help to dilute the strength of the tea and make it more appealing. You can add chamomile, too, for an extra soothing effect.


  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 tbsp lavender, dried or fresh


To make:

  1. Place water in saucepan and bring to boil, then turn off heat.
  2. Add lavender and mint into saucepan with boiled water, and let steep until tea has reached your desired strength; 15-20 minutes.
  3. Strain and stir in honey, then serve hot or let strained tea cool and serve over ice to make iced tea.

It’s recommended to avoid taking dried or fresh lavender internally while pregnant, and because of its relaxing properties, it is recommended to avoid use in conjunction with medication that also causes sleepiness or relaxation as well.

People who have allergies, especially to pollen, should avoid lavender as it may trigger an allergic reaction.

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. I am not a doctor. All opinions expressed are my own personal thoughts and feelings of the products mentioned. Check with your doctor or health practitioner if you are uncertain about trying out any of the products, recipes or tips mentioned in this post.

Have you used lavender before? What did you use it in? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa


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