Category Archives: Lavender Tips

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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17
Jul

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 essential oils to broken skin, such as

Published Date: 17th July 2017
Category: Lavender Oil, Lavender Products, Lavender Tips

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

19
Oct

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

Published Date: 19th October 2016
Category: Lavender Farm, Lavender Oil, Lavender Products, Lavender Tips

12
Oct

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 only the ones that were caught. Fakers will

Published Date: 12th October 2016
Category: Eucalyptus, Lavender Oil, Lavender Products, Lavender Tips, Rosemary Oil