Lavender species have been hybridized over the centuries. One type of hybrid, the x-intermedia (a cross between Lav. Angustifolia and Lav. Latifolia) contains many varieties, including "Grosso" which produces most of the world's lavender essential oil. This oil is used primarily for scenting soaps and lotions. Another Lav. x-intermedia is "Provence" which is known for its wonderful dried bud scent. Provence is also used for cooking.
Lav. x-intermedia hybrids are generally long-stemmed and the color of the flowers vary from deep purple to white. In general the oil from Lav. x-intermedias are used for scenting soap and personal care products. They are not generally used in the perfume or aromatherapy industry, however, there are exceptions to this.
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A beautiful view of lavender fields in Provence on this cold February day! :-)
Joshua Karthik, co-founder of Stories in Motion, shot some beautiful 4k aerial video of the wonderful lavender fields in Provence, France using a DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone. In Jul…
Lavender Lover in hot, wet and humid Leon County, FL needs help. All my plants got this grayish-black junk that quickly took over and killed them. Only one had any flowers at all. I was advised that 'Vera Lace Lavender' would do well in my area. Thoughts????
Even Preppers think Lavender is a necessity. Check out this article on the 25 uses of lavender for survival.
When it comes to essential oils, you will find that everyone has their favorites. There are so many to choose from that deciding which ones to use on a regular basis can be rather daunting. The ultimate selection is further complicated by the fact that many different essential oils have the very…
Interested in growing Lavender? Interested in meeting other Lavender growers at the 2017 Lavender Conference? Go to the USLGA website, join the USLGA and plan on attending the conference in Mesa. You will be glad you did!
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We’ve all been there, after the festiveness of Christmas has faded and our homes are empty of festive decorations and displays, we begin to look at ways to brighten up our home, without a bauble in sight! It isn’t all about decorations, there are a whole host of ways that you can bring lavender into…
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My wife and I recently joined the Lavender Growers Association with the plans to plant lavender this spring. We have to name our new enterprise Almost Heaven Lavender/Herb/Honey Farm Located in Burlington Flats NY. I would like to ask if there are any Lavender Growers growing in Zone 5a that could elaborate on your experiences and varieties of lavender that you have chosen to grow. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
United States Lavender Growers Association (US Lavender) shared Blue Ridge Lavender's photo.
What a delicious treat for this winters day. All you need is a cup of Lavender Tea for a perfect afternoon.
If you like brittle, this is a delicious recipe for Lavender Cashew Brittle. I found the recipe on a blog...Tilting at Windmills. I chopped the cashews and ground the lavender before adding and I also dipped the ends in dark chocolate! http://rayfamilyfarm.blogspot.com/2014/06/lavender-cashew-brittle.html
United States Lavender Growers Association (US Lavender) shared Essential Oil University's post.
Robert Tisserand has been a speaker at our conference, he is a well-known and respected researcher. Read his warning about the selling of synthetic lavender oil in major chains.
Our growers fight this battle daily as we grow, harvest, distill, bottle, and sell our real and pure lavender essential oil, and try to educate people about how it is done and what it takes to do it.
SYNTHETIC LAVENDER FRAGRANCE BEING SOLD EVERYWHERE AS LAVENDER OIL As a follow-up to the Best Buy "lavender oil" post I thought that I should make people aware that this horrifically bad imposter oil that is manufactured by Guardian Technologies is at many other MAJOR retail outlets including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Brookstone, Overstock.com, and more. If you see this product at your local retailer just be aware that it's nothing close to an essential oil, despite the ridiculous claims on the manufacturers own website ( http://www.guardiantechnologies.com/spa-100-pure-lavender-oil-5-ounce-by-pureguardian-reg.html ) which states "100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil" and "Steam Distilled to ensure a high quality oil" (see GC/MS analysis results in previous post showing that these statements are not true). As literally millions of people will be exposed to this product while out doing their New Years bargain hunting I felt compelled to let people know how extensive this product is in the retail space because if some people ended up using this product in certain ways as they would use a true lavender essential oil.....well you know. Many of you posted bad reviews of this product on Best Buy's website and FB page and hopefully the same will be done on the other retailers pages to warn would be dupes about this product. Please share this post but make sure you copy this text along with the share otherwise you may just end up sharing only the link and advertising for this product and helping it's further sales! Happy New Year to you all and be safe!
Ring in the New Year with a lavender cocktail! Cheers!
A delightfully aromatic cocktail with lavender herbal and citrus flavors, reminiscent of sunny Provence, in the South of France! Gin, vermouth, Cointreau, recipe #247961, fresh oranges and lavender; would also be good with the addition of champagne or sparkling wine. Adapted from Fine Living.
Flowery scents like lavender seem to tell honeybees to "chill out"
Music has charms to soothe a savage breast. And, it seems, flowers can calm an aggressive honeybee.
In case you still have time for baking.... Tea and Lavender and a fabulous mix.
Infused with subtle floral aromas and rolled in earthy-sweet almonds, these are a sophisticated take on the classic chocolate truffle.
Fudge and Lavender, two favorites in one bite; add caramel and can it get any better?
Easy Chocolate Lavender Fudge topped with Salted Caramel is a sophisticated no bake treat!
Lavender Christmas Balls look beautiful! Has anyone tried making these?
Lavender is one of the herbs mentioned as a trendy herb for 2016... Isn't it a trendy herb every year?
The year 2015 was all about harissa as the new sriracha, South African flavours, and ramen spots seemed to pop up on every corner. So what will 2016 bring to excite our palates? Chefs around the world have predicted what will be on menus in 2016, and the consensus seems to be more creative cocktails…
As if we need an excuse to fall in love with Lavender.
A soothing herb for your mind and body
Congratulations to one of our members Beagle Ridge Herb Farm and Environmental Education Center for getting the ball rolling on a lavender trail in Virginia!
Plans for creating a lavender trail and the continued marketing of Wytheville as a tourist attraction have resulted in matching tourism grants for two local organizations. Beagle Ridge Herb Farm and the Wytheville Convention & Visitors Bureau will be matched by the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Mar…