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Here at Casa de Suna, we treasure simplicity.

So, our rituals and routines are often rooted in just a few of our favorite things—and we make them work in many ways.

Take lavender, for example. It’s a common household herb that’s often associated with its fragrance and beauty. But, what many people don’t realize is that it’s more than just a pretty flower.

Here, we’ll share our family secrets for using this age-old herb.

In Our Homes:

We love putting dried lavender in our drawers. It keeps your clothes smelling fresh. And, honestly, it’s just a simple act that makes us feel extra special. You can even add a sachet under your pillow to help you fall sound asleep.

Shop our picks or make your own.

In Our Wellness Routines:

The fragrance from the oils in lavender plants is proven to promote calmness and wellness, which is exactly why it’s our pick for bathtime. Double down on all of its relaxing, skin-soothing benefits by adding Epsom salt to your soak.

Shop our picks or make your own mix.

In Our Recipes:

Our Nana used to always make a delicious Lavender-Infused Lemon Pound Cake. We love pairing it with a cup of tea for an afternoon pick-me-up or serving it as desserts.

Difficulty: Easy

Overall Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Serves: 8-9

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Rind of one lemon (note: if you want to be
  • a little extra lemony, use lemon juice as well)
  • 5 tbsp soft butter
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh lavender or 1 ½ tsp dried lavender
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  1. Mix together butter, sugar, and then add 2 eggs. Your batter should be light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and pour into a greased loaf pan.
  3. Bake for one hour at 350℉.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together the juice of one lemon and ½ cup of sugar.
  5. When the cake has cooled down to a warm temperature, drizzle the lemon-sugar mixture on top.
  6. Cover the cake and let it set.

How do you use lavender in your homes? Share your stories with us on Instagram @casadesuna.

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