Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia Country of Origin: France Growing Method: organic Plant Part(s): flowers
Lavender is an aromatic perennial evergreen shrub. Its woody stems bear lavender or purple flowers from late spring to early autumn, although there are varieties with blossoms of white or pink. Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, but now cultivated in cool-winter, dry-summer areas in Europe and the Western United States.
The use of Lavender goes back thousands of years, with the first recorded uses by the Egyptians during the mummification process. Both the Greeks and the Romans had many uses for it, the most popular being for bathing, cooking, and as an ingredient in perfume, Lavender was used as an after-bath perfume by the Romans, who gave the herb its name from the Latin lavare, to wash. During the Great Plague of 1665, grave robbers would wash their hands in a concoction called Four Thieves Vinegar, which contained lavender, wormwood, rue, sage, mint, and rosemary, and vinegar; they rarely became infected. English folklore tells that a mixture of lavender, mugwort, chamomile, and rose petals will attract sprites, fairies, brownies, and elves.
We are excited to stock many herbs, spices and hydrosols from the reputable Mountain Rose herbs and hope you will love these as much as we do!
Teas, tinctures, and added to baked goods. Cosmetically it has a multitude of uses and can be included in ointments for its beneficial properties.
These Lavender Flowers are perfect additions to both hot and cold process soap making, bath fizzies, potpourri and perfect for homemade sachets.
Contraindications / Safety No known precautions We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
BULK PRICING: To save on packaging, our herbs are sold in bulk: price is per 10 g. Now you may order as much or as little as you'd like!
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