Lavender And White Chocolate Cheesecake

To the traditionalists amongst you there is absolutely no question as to what to finish your traditional Christmas dinner with, it just has to be a traditional dried fruit and spice filled steamed Christmas pudding. And as much as we on the Jersey Lavender Farm really do love this classic Christmas favourite, sometimes after a… Read more »

Get Ahead With Your Christmas Shopping

You can’t have failed to notice that Christmas is just around the corner. The shops are already heaving with everything Christmas (and many have been since September!), the Christmas adverts are already on the telly (have you seen the John Lewis one with the man in the moon?) and for many people there is only one… Read more »

Lavender for men!

Contrary to popular assumption, lavender is not just for the ladies. In actual fact, men use lavender much more than they realise, and probably on a daily basis. Lavender is, in fact, (as you will discover in our article a key ingredient in some of the most popular men’s fragrances and skincare products on the… Read more »

When To Harvest Lavender For Oil

Choosing the exact moment to harvest our wonderful Jersey lavender is one of the most important parts of our work here on our lovely Jersey Lavender Farm. Harvest too early and the lavender will not be fully mature enough to produce the perfect highest quality, but harvest too late and the plant will have begun… Read more »

An Exotic Lavender to look out for.

I’ve previously written about my favourite lavender here in our Jersey Lavender gardens, but since there are so many I have to mention another – and I know there will be more. If you are looking for something unusual for the garden then Lavandula x christiana, otherwise called feathered lavender, is one for you. It really is a real… Read more »

The Surprising Joy Of Lavender Jelly!

Apparently a firm favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1st, probably prove to be a bit of a table top talking piece these days. However just because you may not always see it nestling in next to the mint sauce and redcurrant jelly, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t a surprisingly delightful little condiment. Now don’t be… Read more »

What is Lavender Oil made from? – Part 2

The earlier post – What is Lavender Oil Made From? – Part 1 – was about how lavender oil is often analysed using a process called gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy. The results of this shows that lavender oil is pretty complicated; containing up to a hundred different components. This post is about these components. One thing to… Read more »

Lavender Essential Oil To Get Rid Of Nasty Pet Smells

There are many wonderful things about having a pet or two share your life. Firstly you get the amazing companionship that your pet offers you, whether it’s your cat curled up on your lap at the end of the day or the ecstatic greeting from your dog when all you’ve done is nip to the… Read more »

What is Lavender Oil made from? – Part 1

So much has been written about the amazing properties of – its ability to calm the nerves, aid relaxation, help give you a good night’s sleep, as well as its healing benefits. Well I thought I’d do my best to write something about what is actually in lavender oil. Be warned, there’s no dramatic “tah-dah,… Read more »

Roman Uses Of Lavender

Lavender has been prized for centuries for its wonderful fragrance, gorgeous colour and amazing properties. As far as 2,500 years ago the Ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians and Arabians prized lavender and used it as a perfume. The Ancient Egyptians also incorporated lavender into the embalming/mummification process. Records show that the dead were wrapped in shrouds that… Read more »