Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Uses for the Wild Violets in Your Yard

I love wild violets.  They are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring and have a sweet floral fragrance. Something about them minds me of my girlhood and the innocent happiness I felt back then, even though where we lived I never saw them growing.  My children love to pick them and give me little bouquets. Little did I know till a few years ago that violets have many medicinal uses as well.

Violets bloom in spring in your yard and if you have shady places they can bloom all summer.  Both the leaves and the blossoms are edible and useful medicinally.  So the other morning we went out and picked wild violets growing in our yard.  NOTE!  Only pick from areas you know were not sprayed or treated with chemicals!


 Here are a few links to pages on the uses of violets and different ways to process them.  I dried the leaves for tea and then used the flowers for making violet soap. You can also eat the flowers in salads and use them on cakes if you Candy them.

L'Aromatheque Violette Perfume Extract 8.5 ml perfume

I also love the scent of Violet Perfume.  It is perfect as a first perfume for a young girl who is old enough for a perfume but still young.  Here is a Violette Perfume from Amazon that has great review.






7 comments:

  1. Thanks a bunch for the helpful information, my dear :) A blogging friend of mine shared a similar post last week about the many uses for violets and after reading yours I am truly amazed at how useful and helpful these flowers are. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

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  2. I love having free goodies in my yard... and we use so many of them. :) We have very few violets, but I do like them... thank you for the reminder to use those also. :)

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  3. Very interesting, I had no idea violets had so many uses. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  4. Thank you for sharing these great hints and tips at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  5. Oh, I think violets are so beautiful. thanks for the ideas.

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  6. Wild Violets are just so beautiful, thanks for all the great information on them. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  7. I love the idea of violet soap! Soap making is a passion of mine.
    Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop. Hope to see you again today.

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