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 “Is your man wearing lavender?”) a key ingredient in some of the most popular men’s fragrances… Read more »
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).
OK, so it’s that time of year again when British hopes start to get raised – it’s Wimbledonseason, and along with the Pimms, Strawberries and Cream and the inevitable cry of ‘Rain Stopped Play’, will this year be the year when we have a British Champion? We reckon Andy can do it, and maybe just… Read more »
One of the first things that comes to most people’s minds when thinking about Lavender is it’s wonderful aroma, and so it’s no surprise that Lavender has been used for centuries to fragrance both ourselves and our homes. This tradition can be continued today, especially when thinking about using Lavender amongst your linen and in… Read more »
It’s not everyday that I get a mention in a cook book – hardly surprising considering my cooking – but I was proud as punch at the launch of local Chef, Shaun Rankin’s first cookbook “Seasoned Islands“, because that’s exactly what happened. The lavender and I get a mention and the lavender is used as an ingredient in… Read more »
I’m often asked what unusual uses are for lavender oil.In 9 years at the lavender farm I’ve heard some strange ones. A dairy farmer said that he put lavender oil in a burner in the milking shed. He said the shed smelt a bit more pleasant, but also he felt that it helped the cows relax. And a relaxed cow… Read more »
Lavender and lavender oil has been used for many centuries. The Greeks and Egyptians used it medicinally the Romans used it for its fragrance. The Elizabethans liked it at home, in the garden and on the plate! The Victorians used it at home to disinfect and to refresh. Even today, despite the predominance of chemical… Read more »