Cooking with Lavender

We are often asked about cooking with lavender. Certainly lavender can add the extra “something” to your dishes, but it does need to be used in moderation. The most common way is to use dried lavender flowers – culinary lavender. This culinary lavender is usually produced from lavandula angustifolia (often called “English lavender”). It should… Read more »

The Top Uses of Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) originates from Australia where it has been distilled since the mid 1800s. The first published work on it’s special antiseptic and antibacterial properties was in the 1870s. Historically it has been prescribed for respiratory system conditions such as bronchitis, ‘flu, asthma and coughs. At Jersey Lavender we have about 150 eucalyptus trees, copiced short, and… Read more »

The Top Uses of Lavender Oil

Lavender and lavender oil has been used for many  centuries. The Greeks and Egyptians used it medicinally the Romans used it for its fragrance. The Elizabethans liked it at home, in the garden and on the plate! The Victorians used it at home to disinfect and to refresh. Even today, despite the predominance of chemical… Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Welcome to our new blog from the Jersey Lavender Farm. We hope to provide our readers with an informative resource, where you can find out everything you need to know about Lavender, from how it is grown and harvested to it’s very many benefits. Jersey Lavender is a family-run business. We grow, harvest and distil lavender to produce… Read more »

Pruning your lavender plants

Jersey Lavender – Pruning Your Lavender Plants If you have not already done so, now would be a good time to prune your lavender plants to get them tidied up and ready for next year. But don’t worry if you don’t manage to do this by the end of September  – the alternative would be to… Read more »