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Tips on Creating Powdered Lavender
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I agree about the bits of flower parts . I tried grinding lavender to use in ba salts and they turned into tiny buds. Chamomile is the same way. Thank you for the tip.
April 20, 2018 at 7:48 PM
Just this week I made a powder out of rosebuds and calendula flowers and I'm really happy with the results. I used a Vitamix mixer. I'm using them along with clay in a dry face polish. :)
April 20, 2018 at 7:49 PM
AngMay Bath & Body
I've made cleansing powder with both lavender and chamomile powder. I used a black and decker mini-chopper. When testing the product, I have no notes about either not rinsing cleanly. I also did not sift the powders. I chose that chopper because one of the blades appears to rest on the bottom with no room for anything to avoid being pulverized. (Now I'll have to go back and test again!)
April 20, 2018 at 9:53 PM
Hi Lise! Thanks for this post! I’ve been using a hand burr grinder to get my lavender powdered as well as I could. Took to long though.
Marie with Humble bee gave a little trick with the coffee grinders that’s ive found helpful. Place a small piece of “Saran wrap” or plastic film
Over the top of the grinder, then replace the lid. It helps the flowers stick closer to the actual blades, helping the herbs to be of a finer consistency. Works well in my experience.
April 21, 2018 at 2:55 AM
@ladybug - Yes! Chamomile is the same struggle! Thanks for your comment
@Kim - I am now on my way to check out Vitamix - thanks for the tip!
@AngMay - I def n eed to check out the Black and Decker product. This sounds promising! Thanks!
@Kris Boggs - Thanks for sharing the tip from Marie at Humblebee. I looked at my own grinder and this wouldn't have helped much on my present model, but perhaps it is a great tip for others.
April 23, 2018 at 11:18 AM
I was just getting ready to order some lavender and planned on using my Vitamix. I hope it works well without clay. I appreciate this article and the comments. The tips are great. I think I will try without Clay first and then if too chunky then I will add clay. : )
April 23, 2018 at 9:30 PM
Hi Monique - I'd love to hear how it turns out with the Vitamix for you!
April 24, 2018 at 2:35 PM
I wonder if arrowroot would work to weigh down the lavender? Hmmmm i might just try it. I'm going to try it with my red rose powder.
July 26, 2018 at 8:22 PM
Hey there Oil Painter - Why not give it a try and see how it goes? I'd love to hear your feedback if you do give it a go.
July 29, 2018 at 6:02 PM
May I ask you about the "Violet" Clay? What is it made from besides the lavender? Many thanks!
April 13, 2019 at 6:10 PM
Hi Heather - the violet clay is a mix of kaolin and manganese blue and it packs a colorful punch if you add it to a face mask and will definitely stain your towels!
April 14, 2019 at 4:41 PM
If you can get a ball mill/ rock tumbler from harbor freight it works great at pulverizing herbs into a powder. Some material like pala santo just ends up caking up the tumbling medium but I find most dried herbs do great. Just be advised at the tumbling process may take several days but the grinding process can’t be beat.
March 22, 2020 at 5:55 AM
Hey there Anon - thanks so much for sharing!
March 23, 2020 at 1:56 PM
I cook with lavender, but having big clumps of the flower in my baked goods is not good. I tried making a flavored water to add to my recipes, but it doesn't work well in my recipes that have very little to no liquid in them. I went as far as making lavender butter, by steeping the lavender in butter for several hours, then using that, but the flavor was weak. I got all excited about your lavender powder, till I read you used clay! So if anyone has any ideas to help me out, PLEASE tell me!
October 12, 2020 at 12:01 AM
HI Rollinsun - Thanks for your comment. I'm sure you could get a pretty good result by leaving out the clay but the sifting process may take a bit of patience. Best of luck with it :)
October 12, 2020 at 12:38 PM
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