Lavender

Lavender Tea with Grosso

Making Lavender and Honey Herb Tea

For many of you who grow lavender in your garden, the thought of creating your own herbal tea has probably crossed your mind. The process is really very easy and the tea is relaxing and revitalizing—without caffeine. The first thing you need to do is make sure you are using a lavender that is compatible

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Distilling Lavender Essential Oil

Using Lavender Essential Oils in the Treatment of Burns

Over the past several decades a number of scientific papers have been published detailing the various beneficial uses of the essential oil of lavender.  Going all the way back to the pre-Christian era in Europe, early physicians were describing the use of lavender for its calming and anti-convulsive properties. During the middle ages, one of

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Full Grown Lavender

Giving Lavender a Head Start for Planting

Lavender is a very easy plant to propagate by taking cuttings from mature plants that are sending out new shoots.  It’s also very forgiving.  A lavender “start” (a cutting that has been rooted in a seed-starting soil pod) can go right into your garden as soon as the chance of frost has past.  However, a

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Lavender Hydrosol Spray

Lavender Hydrosols for Spa Treatments

When distilling essential oil, a bi-product of the process is a hydrosol, also known as “flower water,” and is distilled water with many of the fragrance and beneficial attributes of the more concentrated oil.  The reason that the hydrosol is perfect for spa treatments is that it can be used directly on the skin, whereas

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Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is an Ideal Freshening Fragrance: Strong then Gone

An interesting characteristic of the lavender fragrance is that it can quickly freshen the home environment without producing a long-lasting overpowering scent.  You’ve probably been in a room where someone is using some type of freshener (room spray, plug-ins, candles, incense, etc.) that never quits.  (Think of the ubiquitous bayberry or vanilla candles around the

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Lavender Flowers

Have You Tried Lavender as an Herb?

Most people think of lavender as a flower that is known for its beautiful fragrance.  But it also has some very nice qualities for culinary uses.  While people can usually describe the scent of lavender; not many can describe the taste. In short, lavender falls into the same type of herbal flavor profile as rosemary,

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Grosso Lavendin

Health Issues Lavender May Relieve

Many possible health benefits have associated with use of lavender essential oil and hydrosols.  This page shows a number of health issues that have been discussed in literature as having positive outcomes associated with the use of lavender. Various conditions call for either topical (used on the skin or body) or inhaled aromatherapy applications.  Let

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Distilling Lavender Essential Oil

How Lavender Essential Oils and Hydrosols are Made

How lavender essential oil is distilled is an art. It requires the exact amount and type of plant material, pure water, and heat that reaches a precise sustained level.  It also requires a precise timing of the steaming process: too long and the product is weak with off fragrance characteristics; too short and your product

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Monte-Bellaria Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oils: How to Use Them

Essential oils are easy to diffuse by putting several drops in a small cup of boiling water—this will infuse an entire room with calmative effects within minutes. Because lavender has a “Low Threshold of Sensory Extinction,” the scent will quickly “disappear” from your consciousness while continuing to provide therapeutic benefits. This is important if you

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