Category Archives: General

27
Jul

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). Continue reading

Published Date: 27th July 2017
Category: Gardening with Lavender, General, Lavender Tips, lavender book
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05
Jul

How To Store Essential Oils

For many newcomers to aromatherapy there might be lots of different questions that you might want to ask; ‘which oils should I start my collection with?’, ‘how do I know that I am using essential oils safely?’, ‘should I use essential oils neat or in dilution?’ and also often included in this list is ‘how should I store essential

Published Date: 5th July 2017
Category: Eucalyptus Oil, General, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil

28
Jun

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 all. The

Published Date: 28th June 2017
Category: General, Lavender Farm, Lavender Oil, Lavender Tips, Rosemary Oil

21
Jun

Beat The Summer Heat With Essential Oils

As the summer days get steadily hotter and hotter (and let’s not forget that here on thelovely Channel Island of Jersey we get even more days of sunshine the the rest of mainland UK!) it’s great to have a few tricks up your sleeve to keep cool. Obviously cool drinks, loose cotton clothing and keeping out of the sun are givens, but what else

Published Date: 21st June 2017
Category: Eucalyptus Oil, General, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil

14
Jun

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;

Published Date: 14th June 2017
Category: General, Lavender Farm, Lavender plants