Homemade Lavender Perfume

There are many things that we love about lavender; the colour, and the taste, but sitting right at the top of many people’s list of things that they love about lavender is… the smell! Whether lavender is being used to fragrance your home, your beauty products, your linen, your clothes or yourself, the soothing, floral,… Read more »

How To Grow Lavender In Bad Soil

Well, first and foremost, we feel that we have to address the title of this post, which does seem a bit silly since we wrote it! Anyway, there is no such thing as ‘bad soil’, just soil to which some plants are less well suited. If you happen to have the type of soil that… Read more »

Lavender’s Biblical Roots

Lavender is up there with some of the world’s most ancient documented plants, for example, hieroglyphic texts from Ancient Egypt detail the use of lavender in embalming and cosmetics. And further to this when the tomb of Tutankhamen was opened, jars filled with ointments or salves containing something resembling lavender were found. It was documented… Read more »

Flea Control With Essential Oils

If you, or someone that you know, has pets it is likely that at some point or another you will have come into contact with fleas. These nasty little parasites love to live on the skin of our furry friends sucking their blood and if given the chance will also do the same to us,… Read more »

Kill Your Cold By Using Eucalyptus Oil On Your Feet

Hooray! There finally seems to be a little hint of summer! Obviously being lucky enough to live on the wonderful island of Jersey, we do tend to get a little more than our fair share of sunshine, lollipops and rainbows (to coin a phrase), especially when compared to our mainland UK cousins. However this year, even… Read more »

Lavender Essential For Skin

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 an accepted fact that the majority of essential oils should not… Read more »

Uses of Lavender Water: And How To Make Your Own!

Lavender water has got to be one of the oldest and simplest toiletries around, but this certainly doesn’t mean that you should discard it in favour of a bottle of some mass-produced, chemically synthesised wonder product instead. In fact, if you are trying to get back to nature and reduce your carbon footprint too, then… Read more »

Different Types of Lavender: How to Choose

The distinct purple colour and shape of the flowers make lavender instantly recognisable and a staple in an English garden. It has a beautiful aroma, enhances any garden, is used for essential oils and potpourri and is dried for therapeutic and decorative purposes. However, there are many different types of lavender, so it is essential… Read more »

How To Take Lavender Cuttings

Lavender is a beautiful plant but it can become slightly sad and tired looking and when it gets to this point, what can you do? You might choose to throw it out and head out to purchase some new plants but where is the fun of that? Sure, purchasing new plants is an exciting prospect… Read more »

Benefits of Lavender Soap

  When it comes to washing, it’s important that we use the right products. While normal soap will often be enough, you can make some changes to the soap that you use to ensure you also benefit in other ways. After all, spending time soaking in the bath at the end of a long day… Read more »