This variety of lavender that we sell is called lavandin. This variety is a cross between English lavender (L. angustifolia) and spike lavender (L. latifolia). It is mainly found in Spain and France. It is less costly to produce than other lavenders because it has a higher oil content.
The purple flower buds are used whole in tea blends, seasonings, custards, cakes, deserts and lemonades. Note that this variety of lavender contains a fair amount of camphor, which gives the flowers a mild pine-like flavor, so use it sparingly in cooking, as you would use rosemary or other strong-flavored herb.
Uses: Teas, salves, oils, tinctures, potpourris, incenses, lotions, flower water, colognes, herbal pillows and hair products.
Flavor: Sweet flowery minty flavor.
Metaphysical uses: Lavender flowers are traditionally used in spells of love, attraction, healing and peace. Lavender is associated with the planet Mercury and element of Air. Historically, lavender was rubbed to love notes and placed in the drawers to attract love. It was believed that the scent of lavender attracts men. This herb was also burned in incenses and placed under the pillow to promote relaxation and sleep. Sprinkled it around the house was believed to promote peace.
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