Tag Archives: aromatherapy

04
Oct

What is Lavender Oil made from? – Part 2

The earlier post – What is Lavender Oil Made From? – Part 1 - was about how lavender oil is often analysed using a process called gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy. The results of this shows that lavender oil is pretty complicated; … Continue reading

Published Date: 4th October 2017
Category: General, Lavender Oil
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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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13
Sep

Three Cheers for the Humble Lavender Bag!

When it comes to lavender, probably the most common product that we will have come across is the humble lavender bag. Often tucked away in our sock or undies draw, placed amongst sheets or rugs, under our pillow when trying … Continue reading

Published Date: 13th September 2013
Category: Dried lavender, General, Lavender Products
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03
May

The mysterious Spanish lavender

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 … Continue reading

Published Date: 3rd May 2013
Category: General, Lavender Oil, Types of lavender
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29
Mar

Lavender Oil Producing Plants

“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 … Continue reading

Published Date: 29th March 2013
Category: General, Lavender Farm, Lavender Oil
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