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Lavender Flowers No 1 (Deep Blue)

Dried Lavender Flowers

Lavandula sp.

Origin: France
From£29.30 per kg
Description

Lavandula is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found in Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, and from Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia and southeast India.

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History and background

Although lavender now grows around the world, it’s thought that the plant first appeared in either the Mediterranean, the Middle East or India. Records date back around 2,500 years, with the Ancient Egyptians being well known fans of the plant. They used it to make perfumes and fragrances that, unbelievably, could still be smelt when Tutankhamun’s tomb was first opened in the early 1920s.

The much-loved plant first made its way to the UK under Roman rule, thousands of years ago. Although it was loved for its distinctive aroma even back then, it was mainly used as a natural antiseptic. This explains the name lavender, which is believed to have derived from the latin ‘lavare’, meaning ‘to wash.’

How to use dried lavender flowers

With its unmistakable fragrance, lavender is renowned for its use in the beauty industry, but this striking plant has many other applications.

Central to its popularity as a botanical ingredient is its abundant, floral fragrance; it’s both highly distinctive and highly prized. Both the Romans and the Greeks used the plant as a fragrance, while the Egyptians favoured its use as an embalming ingredient. Today, it’s used mainly to create perfumes, fragrances and other scented products, including skincare – although it is occasionally used in cooking, brewing and distilling.

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This delicate blue/purple bloom can be used to add a floral taste to cakes, biscuits, desserts and savoury dishes and pairs particularly well with honey. It’s a common ingredient used in Provence in the south of France; look out for lavender-infused honey, marshmallows or refreshing sorbet. It can also be used to make a relaxing tea infusion.

Lavender oil is often blended into skincare ingredients as it has a soothing, calming, sleep-inducing and anti-inflammatory effect. With its antioxidant properties, lavender oil has been used to moisturise and nourish the skin for hundreds of years.

Lavender is an ideal choice for flower pressing and can be used for floral-inspired jewellery, pictures, soap and bath bombs.

The booming gin industry is always looking for ways to surprise its loyal customers, and lavender has been finding its ways into a variety of gins. But it takes a skilled distiller to know how to get the best from this ingredient. To get just the right note, it’s best added at the end rather than allowed to steep with other ingredients.

Lavender is one of the oldest perfumes in England. It can be used in pot-pourri or pomanders to make soothing sleep pillows or scented sachets for your wardrobe. It’s believed to have calming and sleep-inducing properties, hence why so many sleep-focused products make good use of this flower.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Provided they’re stored correctly, these flowers can last for between two and three years.

Yes, absolutely - they’re often used to create memorable desserts, dishes and condiments, including infused honey.

When stored and cared for correctly, lavender can maintain its relaxing, floral scent for months.

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