Lavender species have been hybridized over the centuries. One type of hybrid, the x-intermedia (a cross between Lav. Angustifolia and Lav. Latifolia) contains many varieties, including “Grosso” which produces most of the world’s lavender essential oil. This oil is used primarily for scenting soaps and lotions. Another Lav. x-intermedia is “Provence” which is known for its wonderful dried bud scent. Provence is also used for cooking.
Lav. x-intermedia hybrids are generally long-stemmed and the color of the flowers vary from deep purple to white. In general the oil from Lav. x-intermedias are used for scenting soap and personal care products. They are not generally used in the perfume or aromatherapy industry, however, there are exceptions to this.
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Nice article on one of our member farms.
With her husband Marco, a university educator and administrator and a 1994 Sequim High School graduate, Christa Hermosillo looks to take on her first full Sequim Lavender Weekend and Sequim Lavender Farm Tour & Fair as co-owners of Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm. They’ve been in Sequim six years wit…
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Get out your cameras and get shooting!!!! United States Lavender Conference 2015 ~ Virtual Tour The summer months on our own farms are so busy that we rarely have an opportunity to visit the other wonderful lavender farms out there. Well, the Virtual Tour component of USLC 2015 will be a chance for us to finally do so! As a group we will bounce around the country seeing how our fellow lavender farmers do it. From field design to farm stores, activities, equipment, labyrinths, farm pets and more, sharing photos of our farms in action will be enjoyable and motivating! Now is the time to be capturing the moments and scenes that make your farm special. Submit your images by January 1st, 2015 and they’ll be included in the big video event during the conference dinner in San Antonio. Make sure to read the submission guidelines on the Virtual Tour section of the conference website ~ http:// www.uslavender.org/uslc/uslc-virtual-farm-tour. And remember to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate when registration for USLC 2015 opens on August 1st, 2014!!!
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Thanks to Mother Earth Living for helping spread the word about the wonderful benefits of Lavender. We may know all about Lavender but I am sure there at least a couple who haven't received the message yet.
Lavender is known for its soothing, mood-boosting and antifungal properties. Discover 10 uses for lavender for a relaxing, clean home.
The harvest continues as the summer heat progresses How do you harvest/ dry your Lavender?
Hello, you might be interested on my blog post about a visit to one of your members, Deep Creek Lavender Farm http://www.kitchenlane.com/2014/07/lavender-fields-forever-lavender.html I had a wonderful visit.
What a summery description and a refreshing recipe. You can almost smell the fragrance and taste that wonderful combination. Love your blog!
Nice press about our members in the Lavender Association of Western Colorado.
This is the fourth annual Lavender Festival, which is the only festival of its kind in Colorado.
Just one more week and yet another festival; this time on the west coast. Check out the labyrinth while you are there.
Looking for a festival up in the Halifax area? Look no further. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the lavender at Seafoam Lavender Farm, Ltd.
In France there is a threat of essential oils being regulated the same as chemical substances. This poses a huge risk to the many people and businesses who distill essentials oils, like lavender. We need to pay attention to this, get more information, and help where we can.
Union des professionnels des plantes à parfum aromatiques et médicinales.
Nice article and photos of Deep Creek Lavender Farm in Accident, MD. There are some great recipes too including Lavender Limoncello!
Last Call for our Bee's... Harvest starts in a few days. Great sight.... Tin Can Distilling Field, Grand Junction, Colorado.
This weekend, Sequim Lavender Farms will be showing off their blooming fields of Lavender, lots of farms to visit and lots of Lavender classes. Any wonder why we love Lavender? This time of year you may actually get your fill. Enjoy!
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If only we could smell the Lavender from this video... Another member farm has some nice publicity.
It’s harvest time in Kansas for one fragrant flower.
Harvest continues and here is another display of drying Lavender from another one of our members.