Flea Control With Essential Oils

If you, or someone that you know, has pets it is likely that at some point or another you will have come into contact with fleas. These nasty little parasites love to live on the skin of our furry friends sucking their blood and if given the chance will also do the same to us… Read more »

Lavender Shortbread

One of the most popular items in our lovely Sprigs Cafe is our delicious lavender shortbread – practically perfect dunked into a cup of fine tea. And this scrumptious treat is a favourite on many famous tea tables too. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, reportedly relied on lavender shortbread to ease nausea and to… Read more »

When Should I Plant Lavender?

Lavender is an evergreen shrub that produces stunning purple flowers with a beautiful calming scent. Its botanical name is Lavandula and it’s a very easy shrub to grow in your own garden, instantly adding a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere to your outdoor space. Once you have your lavender planted, it will look great all year… Read more »

What are essential oils good for?

Essential oils are highly concentrated and volatile plant extracts that, despite being totally natural, can offer a versatile range of benefits. There are a wide range of essential oils on the market, each offering their own benefits and uses. Let’s take a look at what some of our favourite essential oils can be used for…… Read more »

Lavender Gifts

Lavender is one the world’s most popular essential oils, and has been used for decades to treat and manage a whole host of common ailments. From sleep deprivation, skin problems and stress and anxiety through to aches and pains, tiredness and depression, Lavender offers a fantastic range of therapeutic properties that will allow you to live… Read more »

Which essential oil is good for anxiety?

Anxiety is extremely common and everyone will experience feelings of anxiety from time to time. However, for some it occurs on a regular basis with Generalised Anxiety Disorder being one of the most common mental health illnesses in the UK. When looking for a treatment, many people turn to essential oils as they have been proven… Read more »

Can Lavender Essential Oil Be Applied Directly Onto The Skin?

There has been much debate about whether essential oils can be applied directly onto the skin, or whether they should be diluted into a carrier oil, such as olive or sweet almond? It is accepted fact that the majority of essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin and you should never apply… Read more »

Kill Your Cold By Using Eucalyptus Oil On Your Feet

Hooray! There finally seems to be a little hint of summer! Obviously being lucky enough to live on the wonderful island of Jersey, we do tend to get a little more than our fair share of sunshine, lollipops and rainbows (to coin a phrase), especially when compared to our mainland UK cousins. However this year, even… Read more »

Lavender With Fish?

It may sound like the excesses of wonderful lavender grown here on our delightful Jersey Lavender Farm may have gone to our heads, but recently we have been experimenting with a few new ways to use our delicious culinary lavender – and one of the surprising, but surprisingly delicious discoveries we made was lavender with… Read more »

New Year’s Detox With Lavender

The botanical name for lavender, ‘lavandula’, comes from the latin ‘lavare’, meaning ‘to wash’ as it was used in Roman Bath Houses to scent and purify the water. So with the oncoming New Year and the ubiquitous need for a detox after the somewhat over-indulgent festive period, maybe we should be taking guidance from our Roman ancestors… Read more »