This is wonderful just to open and sniff! I made four jars one with lavender and sugar put into my vita mix to make into lavender powdered sugar(Which is nice if you don't want lavender buds in your baking. Or to add to a cup of comforting tea), then jarred two with lavender and the fourth I put in a vanilla bean. Can be used in cake or cookie mixes, a cup of tea, in a frosting or glaze, salad dressing or just take a sniff every now and again! A great way to make the summer stay a little longer! I also made lavender jelly with it! Makes a great gift.