Hot off the Press – New Lavender Book!

It’s not everyday that a book on lavender is published. Actually Lavender – Nature’s way to Relaxation and Health by Philippa Waring is a new, revised and expanded edition, but nevertheless, it’s still exciting! The book is paperback with 192 pages and is superbly researched, and with a comprehensive resource section.  The principal themes are the… Read more »

The Top Uses of Rosemary Oil

As well as the lavender, at Jersey Lavender we also grow and distil Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). It’s easy to grow and can be harvested and distilled when we are not hectically processing the lavender. You’ve all heard of rosemary with your roast lamb, but less well known is that it is a commonly used perfumery ingredient and has some… Read more »

Do you have a favourite lavender plant?

I’m often asked if I have a favourite lavender plant. There is a rather bewildering range – the traditional and popular “English” lavenders in colours from white (Arctic Snow), purple (Hidcote, Imperial Gem, Elizabeth), pink (Rosea, Miss Katherine) to lilac (Melissa Lilac) and then to the pretty “French” lavenders, in too many variations to name.  And… Read more »

Dried Lavender orders take off

I’m not sure what it is about this time of year but our dried lavender flower bud sales have gone bananas. Perhaps, as the nights get longer, people settle down to make fragrant lavender bags for a school fete, a Christmas bazaar, or just to give as presents. Whatever the reason they’ve found our dried lavender… Read more »

Lavender Oil – Strange Uses

I’m often asked what unusual uses are for lavender oil.In 9 years at the lavender farm I’ve heard some strange ones.  A dairy farmer said that he put lavender oil in a burner in the milking shed. He said the shed smelt a bit more pleasant, but also he felt that it helped the cows relax. And a relaxed cow… Read more »