Lavender For Mother’s Day

Lavender is the ultimate feminine scent, so why not spoil your mum this Mother’s Daywith a beautiful lavender scented gift? Traditionally sprigs of lavender were given to women in labour, as squeezing the fragrant bundles was said to give them strength and courage during childbirth. To this effect the scent of lavender is deeply associated… Read more »

Uses Of Lavender In Medicine

It is believed that lavender has been used medicinally since ancient times, and it still proves an effective remedy today. Not only is lavender a wonderful aromatic, but it also has a number of proven medical properties, as a result of its being antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and calming. Scar Healing Adding 2-3 drops of lavender… Read more »

Lavender Shortbread: Kate Middleton’s Pregnancy Craving

There are not many things that we don’t love about Kate Middleton, and slightly envy herfor – if only my daughter had gone to University at St Andrews! However being rushed to hospital with severe morning sickness is not one of them. But the good news is that Kate is now feeling much better, all… Read more »

Lavender and Love

With Valentine’s Day approaching, it seems a good time to examine some of the symbolic uses of lavender, and what lavender has often been thought to mean. As far back as Roman times lavender was highly prized for its use in the bath houses to fragrance and purify the bathing waters (it is believed that… Read more »