“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
The Distillation of Jersey Lavender Oil
All our Jersey lavender oil is distilled from our own plants grown on the farm in Jersey. The process is a fairly straightforward one, though many seem pretty mystified by it. In many respects distillation hasn’t changed for centuries. It’s also not too different from the distillation of
I’m often asked by prospective lavender farmers about harvesting lavender, and how it’s done. The fact is there is no “right method”. A huge anount depends on the acerage of lavender that you have, how it is laid out in the fields and what you want to do with it.
For us at Jersey Lavender, where we have nine acres of
They say that “a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing”. I was trawling a few lavender related blogs and came across one that was doing a fantastic job of promoting enthusiasm for lavender and it’s uses, but it seemed that some of the information was only “half the story”, and prompted me to put my
Welcome to our new blog from the Jersey Lavender Farm.
We hope to provide our readers with an informative resource, where you can find out everything you need to know about Lavender, from how it is grown and harvested to it’s very many benefits.
Jersey Lavender is a family-run business. We grow, harvest and distil lavender to produce
Published Date: 16th September 2010
Category: General, Lavender Farm
Tags: blog, welcome