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The Perfect Festive Tipple with a Touch of Lavender

Posted on Thursday, 27 November

  With the festive season only weeks away, now is the time that we start planning for the countless parties and gatherings, some of which we will be hosting. There are foolproof ways to get through the stress of this season, and the key is preparation and quick simple things that you can make on a deadline without missing out the fun part of hosting a party, mingling with your guests. One difficult part of hosting a party is getting the drinks right, there is always someone who wants something that you don’t have, however to avoid this you can… read more »

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The Perfect Christmas Gift, with a Touch of Lavender

Posted on Wednesday, 19 November

  With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to think about what gifts we will be purchasing. Choosing gifts is one of my favourite parts of Christmas, I love to find gifts that I know people will love, or even better gifts that I can make myself, as people do like a nice homemade gift. There are hundreds of gifts that you can make, but one of my favourites is the simple dried pressed flower candle, not only is it incredibly easy to make but it is such a fabulous gift and I haven’t had any complaints yet! I… read more »

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Treat or Treat: Lavender Sweets for Trick or Treater’s

Posted on Thursday, 9 October

With Halloween just around the corner, we start to think about what sweet treats we can provide for the trick or Treater’s that knock on our door, well instead of mass buying sweets from your local supermarket, why not try some homemade sweet treats that are sure to please even the most disconcerting palette. Now, you may be thinking that you don’t have the time to create these masterpieces, however this is not true! If you set aside a few hours, you can create these tasty sweets in next to no time, and the best part, you will of course… read more »

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The Perfect Silky Smooth Lavender & Beeswax Lip Balm

Posted on Wednesday, 8 October

With the colder weather looking like it is here to stay, it won’t be long before dry skin and chapped lips are an everyday occurrence, however, instead of panicking about how to protect our lips with chemical filled products, why not try a homemade alternative that will leave you lips feeling silky smooth. So, how can you create this lip saviour? Well, it is actually an incredibly simple recipe and with only a handful of ingredients it is a super quick fix that can last for over a year, yes that’s right, this little miracle lip balm is natural, chemical… read more »

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The Perfect Start to Your Day

Posted on Tuesday, 7 October

    Finding the time to make a healthy, tasty breakfast can seem as appealing as tidying your wardrobe, however this doesn’t have to be the case, if you set aside an hour or so, your breakfast can be planned for several weeks in advance, and trust us, this is one breakfast you will not get fed up with! So, what is this game changing breakfast? Well it is a  crunchy, nutty granola that is baked in a lavender infused maple syrup, with a touch of mango, a pinch of pecans and much, much more. If you do find yourself… read more »

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Why You should Steer Clear of Lavender Topiaries

Posted on Monday, 6 October

I’m sure we have all seen the beautiful colour pictures of a lavender topiaries tree within the brochures of some of the top high street stores, however there is a reason why we don’t supply these at Lavenderworld, actually there are several reasons. We appreciate that the topiaries look pretty, they are different and can look attractive outside our front door, however, if you purchase these, do so with caution, trepidation and frankly don’t hold out much hope for their survival. We promise we aren’t just dismissing these new kids on the block, but when something doesn’t work, it doesn’t… read more »

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Lavender Still in Bloom

Posted on Friday, 3 October

The weather we have had this year has been absolutely glorious and nothing has thrived quite like our lavender plants.  Due to the unseasonably warm Spring and June, lavender plants have taken on an almost bionic size. With this wonderful weather comes an additional bonus, not only will your lavender plants have grown but you would have seen an influx of buzzy bees and stunning butterflies to your garden. Even now, after your lavender plants have been cut, there is still a great deal this English garden staple has to offer you, we have compiled some our favourite uses for… read more »

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A Twist on a Classic: Nectarine Crumble Tart with Lavender Honey

Posted on Thursday, 2 October

The humble crumble is a staple in most homes, however if you’re looking for something that has the best bits of this classic mixing in harmony with some new fresh, delicate ingredients, then this crumble tart is the perfect option. The sweet and juicy nectarines work perfectly with the fragrant and delicate lavender, all of these ingredients were made for a crumble! So, all you need to do is set aside an hour or so from your day to create these delicious pudding, and you will be so thankful that you did. This dessert works perfectly with vanilla ice cream,… read more »

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How Lavender Can Help You Relax

Posted on Wednesday, 1 October

I’m sure we all know the numerous benefits of lavender, however, did you know that lavender can also help ease depression. Given that nearly half of the adult population suffer with depression, lavender can be a fantastic help with helping you to relax whil easing any anxiety you may be suffering with. Did you know that Queen Victoria swore by Lavender tea to soothe her awful migraines. Now, Lavender can’t cure depression, but it can certainly help ease your symptoms. There are several ways that you can use lavender to help, and below we have compiled some of our favourite… read more »

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A Light & Delicate Lavender Afternoon Treat

Posted on Tuesday, 30 September

With the colder weather looking as though it is here to stay, now is the time to treat ourselves to a little afternoon snack. If you have had a busy morning and nightmare afternoon why not pop into the kitchen to create the delectably scrumptious Earl Grey, Lavender & Vanilla Mille Feuille. Now you may be thinking this recipe is hard work. however if you swap out the home made pastry for shop bought (we won’t tell 🙂 ) then this is a sweet treat that can be created within a few minutes. The sweetness of the vanilla, the earthiness… read more »