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Posts tagged: english lavender

Growing Lavender At Home: Learning from the Urban and Suburban Gardener

This week, we talked with two home gardeners about growing lavender—one urban, the other suburban—to find out what works in helping their pretty purple perennials thrive! Perhaps you garden seriously. Perhaps you garden casually. Or, perhaps you are the type of person who doesn’t even use “garden” as a verb....

How to Clear Your Headspace Using Locally Grown Lavender

We’re true believers in the power of our organic, locally grown lavender. Lavender is one of the most widely used botanicals in aromatherapy, and it’s a fan favorite in the kitchen and body care products. This little purple flower is beautiful in bouquets, but it can also be broken down...

Make Your Own Chemical-Free Lavender Cleaner

Chemical-free cleaning products are surprisingly hard to come by. When we can find them, they usually come with a suspiciously high price tag or a ton of unnecessary ingredients. I consider myself pretty tidy; I clean up after myself, I do the dishes after I’m done eating, I wipe down...

What Are Hydrosols and How Can I Use Them?

Essential oils are always the start of the show… and rightfully so. When we use steam distillation to make our lavender essential oil, not only do we get the purest, highest quality oil possible, we also get a delicate and versatile little byproduct — hydrosol. If you don’t know which...

Can Lavender Help My Dog Chill Out?

Pet owners, we know it can be hard to find organic, animal friendly products that live up to our expectations. As an owner of a rambunctious puppy and an aging and anxious dog, I’m always looking for ways to help both of my dogs feel more relaxed and comfortable. As...

Soothing, Economic DIY Lavender Bath Bombs

How lucky are we to have essential oils? I mean really. Tub of warm tap water, poof, now it’s an aromatherapy spa-worthy soak. Stressful home office? Just diffuse a few drops of lavender essential oil and you’re feeling calm and ready to take on the day. There is so much you can...

How to Give Massages like a Pro

At-home massages are about to get a lot better – partly thanks to this blog, and partly due to our new chemical-free lavender sage massage oil. We’ve all had to get really creative with our homes. Dining room tables are now desks, basements are home gyms, and bathrooms are personal hideouts....

Growing Lavender - How & When to Get Started

Thinking of growing lavender in your own homestead or home garden? Well, there’s good news – lavender is resilient! In fact, most home-growers who fail to grow lavender do so because they use too much water and fertilizer. Lavender can be very cold-hardy and grows in USDA zones 5 through...

The History and How of Essential Oils

There’s no way you’ve made it into 2020 and haven’t heard of essential oils – they’re everywhere! Essential oils, the compounds or “essences” extracted from plants, have been around for thousands of years. In ancient times, certain plants were thought to have healing powers and were used for embalming and...

English and French Lavender Smudge Sticks: A Culturally Appropriate, Sustainable Alternative to Sage

Ever wondered what to do with the leftover stems from your French lavender harvest? Don’t throw them out! If you’re a herbalist, naturalist, or wellness guru, you’ve probably heard of burning sage, AKA smudging, to cleanse your body and home of bad energies. Despite its growing popularity in many modern...