Let Lavender Lighten Your Christmas Table

Here at our lovely Jersey Lavender Farm, we are HUGE fans of Christmas, not in the least because it is one of the quieter times on the farm as the hectic summer rush of harvesting, drying and distilling is over! We love everything about Christmas; the decorations, the time spent with friends and family and… Read more »

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 »

Is Your Man Wearing Lavender?

Our Jersey Lavender Gentleman’s Cologne contains four per cent of Jersey Lavender oil, and doesn’t it smell great? For many people, lavender is still a scent far more associated with women than men. But, in fact, men are the ones who are more likely to be wearing lavender. Lavender is a widely-used perfumery ingredient. Its… 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 »

Homemade Lavender Christmas Gifts

Lavender makes a wonderful gift at Christmas time as it’s so versatile and if you want to present your family and friends with heartfelt homemade gifts, a little bit of lavender can be a wonderful way of doing so. Below are four great homemade lavender gifts you can make this Christmas time. Lavender Hearts Simple… Read more »

How To Make Rosemary Shampoo

Homemade shampoo is a great way of ensuring you only put natural and fresh ingredients on your hair. Rosemary has many hair and scalp enriching properties which makes it a great choice for shampoo, and it also smells fantastic and blends with ease with other ingredients. Making your own rosemary shampoo isn’t too difficult at… Read more »

Lavender vs. Lavandin

Over the years I’ve come across all sorts of unjustified statements comparing these two species of lavender – Lavandula angustifolia (sometimes called “English” or “true” lavender) and Lavandula x intermedia (conveniently shortened to lavandin).

What’s The Difference Between Lavender And Lavandin?

There are thought to be 35 different species of lavender (all from the genus lavandula).Here on the Jersey Lavender Farm we grow 2 of them, lavandula angustifolia (often known as English Lavender) and lavandula x intermedia (Lavandin or hybrid lavender). There are numerous varieties of both English Lavender (such as Hidcote, Munstead, Peter Pan and Royal Purple)… Read more »

How To Spot A Fake Essential Oil

Unfortunately, as with so many things in life these days, you don’t always get what you pay for. The trade in counterfeit goods is growing at an alarming rate and in 2012 in Europe alone almost 40 million products were detained by EU customs with an estimated value of c. €1bn – and these were… Read more »

How To Use Your Dried Lavender

The nights are beginning to draw in and there is a definite nip in the air in the mornings. Yes, it’s just beginning to look like autumn. Autumn is one of our very favourite seasons here on the Jersey Lavender Farm, after the hectic harvest season is over, we can get down to the business… Read more »