Do you like the scent of lavender? I really do. Actually I’m completely in love with this beautiful Mediterranean herb plant. This is one of my favorite summer smells.

Summer inspiration: the lovely scent of lavender | My Cosy Retreat
I think everyone should grow lavender in his yard or balcony. This magical plant has become so popular these days because of its relaxing, calming and healing properties. It is used as natural remedy for stress relief, headaches, depression and insomnia. Amazing, right?

Summer inspiration: the lovely scent of lavender | My Cosy Retreat
Except in aromatherapy, lavender can be used as a beautiful home decoration. I love to put a bunch of dried lavender in a jar or just hang it somewhere in the kitchen. As you can see in the pictures below, lavender can be the perfect accent in a creative DIY gift wrapping or stunning table settings. Try some of these beautiful ideas and you will really enjoy it: )

Summer inspiration: the lovely scent of lavender | My Cosy Retreat

Summer inspiration: the lovely scent of lavender | My Cosy Retreat

Summer inspiration: the lovely scent of lavender | My Cosy Retreat

Summer inspiration: the lovely scent of lavender | My Cosy Retreat
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