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 used what I call
Lavender is of course an ingredient in a good number of dishes in the Jersey Lavender cafe (known locally as Sprigs Cafe) and also various edible products sold in our farm shop and online.
It often surprises people that lavender can be used as a flavouring, but believe me it is delicious and there is every evidence that the use of
“Lavender” is part of the broad botanical genus – Lavandula. This is thought to be made up of 50 different species, and within some of these species are perhaps hundreds of different cultivars/varieties.
For the purposes of lavender oil we are mainly concerned with two species –lavandula angustifolia (sometimes called English
With shorter days, freezing temperatures and cold, dark mornings, it’s no wonder that Winter can sometimes leave us feeling a little tired and low. Grey skies and cold, rainy days without much sunshine can leave us all feeling the winter blues.
Winter blues describes feelings of low mood, lethargy and mild depression, which tend to strike
The daily demands of modern life can be very stressful. From the pressures of work, to the demands of family life, it is little wonder that more of us are suffering FROM stress and anxiety related illnesses.
The effects of stress should not be underestimated. Aside from adversely affecting personal relationships, stress can lead to fatigue,
Published Date: 4th January 2013
Category: Lavender Oil, Lavender Tips
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