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).

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 »

Distillation of Lavender Oil

The process is a fairly straightforward one, though many seem pretty mystified by it. In many respects Lavender Oil distillation hasn’t changed for centuries. It’s also not too different from the distillation of alcohol: relying on the same principles! At the peak of our lavender harvest we usually do 4 distillations each day in our two… Read more »

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 are mainly concerned with two species –lavandula angustifolia (sometimes called English lavender or true lavender),… Read more »