Lavender’s Biblical Roots

Lavender is up there with some of the world’s most ancient documented plants, for example hieroglyphic texts from Ancient Egypt detail the use of lavender in embalming and cosmetics. And further to this when the tomb of Tutankhamen was opened, jars filled with ointments or salves containing something resembling lavender were found. It was documented… Read more »

What’s The Right Lavender For You?

As the summer is now upon us and, with a bit of luck, you may be getting a little bit of sunshine in your corner of the country, you’ll no doubt be chomping at the bit to get out in to the garden with a Pimm’s or two and enjoy the sights and smells of… Read more »

Lavender Is The Colour Of The Year!

OK so it might be officially called ‘Radiant Orchid 18-3224’ but to our eyes, it definitely looks like lavender, and Pantone have announced it to be Colour of the Year for 2014! Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute® Leatrice Eiseman said, “While the 2013 colour of the year, Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, served as a… Read more »

The mysterious Spanish lavender

I received a question from a customer, which again posed another question. The question and the answer – not that there is a clear one – illustrates some of the confusion with naming lavender. The question from a customer was….. I used Lavender oil a great deal as it helps with my Fibromyalgia. I have always… Read more »