Looking After Your Lavenders

In the wild, lavenders seem to turn up in the most unusual places. Generally, they prefer a rougher existence than we might first think. In fact, too much watering, care and attention will often kill them off. Preparing your lavenders If you’ve bought our Garden Ready Plugs, they will need to be opened as soon… Read more »

Companion Planting With Lavender

Not only does Lavender make a fantastic addition to your garden due to its striking architectural foliage, beautiful flowers and gorgeous scent, but it can also be beneficial to those plants around it. Companion Planting is nothing new, having been used for centuries before the invention of artificial pesticides, to keep plants healthy and strong…. Read more »

Can Lavender Cure Your Hayfever?

Along with the onset of sunny weather, warm temperatures and lovely long light evenings (well here on the sun dappled Channel Island of Jersey at least!), for many summer also means the onset of hayfever. Hayfever is one of the most common allergic reactions, with an estimated 13 million people in the UK suffering from symptoms including;… Read more »

Introducing The Jersey Lavender Candle

We have been selling gorgeous scented candles for some time now, but for 2016 wedecided to branch out into creating our very own Jersey Lavender Scented Candle. We wanted our candle to be of the very highest quality to give our customers the very best experience when burning the candle, so we packed in as… Read more »

How To Use Essential Oils To Zap Your Cold

As the weather starts to turn colder, the inevitable first round of winter coughs, colds and flu start appearing. But rather than immediately heading for your local pharmacy to stock up on expensive, chemically synthesized cold and flu remedies, why not see if you can treat your cold naturally using a few drops of some… Read more »

Bath Vs Shower? Who Cares? It’s All Lavender!

There are people that I know who can argue about the relative merits of baths versusshowers for hours and are truly evangelical about their cause, but really what’s better a bath or a shower? Well, unfortunately the answer is…. it depends! There are a number of pros and cons to both taking both a bath… Read more »

Should I Prune My Lavender In Spring?

Even though it is still stubbornly raining and the fire on our lovely Jersey lavender farm is still being regularly lit, clumps of snowdrops are beginning to speckle the verges and we’ve even seen a few daffodils. So yes, even though it might not quite feel like it yet, spring is on its way. And… Read more »

It’s Nearly Time To Plant Your Lavender

There’s daffodils waving their wonderful yellow trumpets, the first lambs appearing in the fields and the other day I even saw people out without their coats on! It must be Spring! And along with Spring comes warmer soils meaning that it’s time to start planting this year’s new lavender plants. Early April through to May… Read more »

Lavender In Art

So it’s no surprise that we all love lavender in our homes. We love the fragrance of lavender wafting from our lavender bags and oil burners. We love a bunch of fresh lavender sitting pretty in a vase on the kitchen table. We especially love a mountain of fresh lavender shortbread with a cup of… Read more »

Linalool – Lavender’s Secret Ingredient

Yes, it may sound like some kind of exotic Hawaiian cocktail, but Linalool is actually the active chemical component found in lavender and around 200 other species of plants. Linalool is found mainly in the plant families of Lamiaceae (mints and other scented herbs), Lauraceae (such as laurels, cinnamon and rosewood) and Rutaceae (citrus fruits),… Read more »