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 Pan and Royal… Read more »

How to use Lavender Oil For Sleep Problems

Getting a great night’s sleep is integral to your general mood and wellbeing, especially when it comes to tackling the many demands that come hand in hand with everyday life. After all, many day-to-day stresses can have an impact on your sleep pattern, especially if you have a demanding job or busy family life. And… Read more »

When To Harvest Lavender For Oil

Choosing the exact moment to harvest our wonderful Jersey lavender is one of the most important parts of our work here on our lovely Jersey Lavender Farm. Harvest too early and the lavender will not be fully mature enough to produce the perfect highest quality, but harvest too late and the plant will have begun… Read more »

Homemade Lavender Perfume

There are many things that we love about lavender; the colour, 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, velvety… 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 »

Homemade Lavender Christmas Gifts

Lavender makes a wonderful gift at Christmas time as it’s so versatile and if you want to present your family and friends with heartfelt homemade gifts, a little bit of lavender can be a wonderful way of doing so. Below are four great homemade lavender gifts you can make this Christmas time. Lavender Hearts Simple… Read more »

How To Use Essential Oils To Zap Your Cold

As the weather starts to turn colder, the inevitable first round of winter coughs, colds and flu start appearing. But rather than immediately heading for your local pharmacy to stock up on expensive, chemically synthesized cold and flu remedies, why not see if you can treat your cold naturally using a few drops of some… 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 »

Lavender for men!

Contrary to popular assumption, lavender is not just for the ladies. In actual fact, men use lavender much more than they realise, and probably on a daily basis. Lavender is, in fact, (as you will discover in our article a key ingredient in some of the most popular men’s fragrances and skincare products on the… Read more »

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; containing up to a hundred different components. This post is about these components. One thing to… Read more »