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How English Lavender is Helping the Dwindling Bee Population

Posted on Monday, 29 September

I’m sure we have all heard the horror stories of our dwindling bee population and the fact that without our buzzy little friends our survival doesn’t look too pleasant. So, what can we do to help our bees? Well, according to the Big Bumblebee Discovery survey (which was carried out by 30,000 schoolchildren) English lavender is twice as inviting to bees as French lavender. The more simple English lavender buds are not only more appealing to the bees, but they are more accessible than the frilly French lavender. The French lavender variates are of course beautiful, however, due to the… read more »

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A Brief History of Essential Oils

Posted on Tuesday, 2 September

  Essential oils have been used since the dawn of time and for very good reason too! Essential oils were used throughout the decades for a variety of reasons, from creating medicines to making cosmetics and everything in between. We will be covering the history of essential oils , with some interesting facts along with some of the worlds most famous people who have use essential oils in their daily lives.     The History of Essential Oils Our journey begins with the Egyptians who were some of the first people to use essential oils for their medicinal purposes they… read more »

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A Healthy Sweet Treat, Lavender & Almond Butter Cups

Posted on Monday, 1 September

    Lavender and Almonds may seem like an unlikely pairing, but don’t dismiss them just yet. This recipe provides the perfect sweet treat that not only tastes amazing it is healthy for you as well. The floral delicateness of the lavender mixed with the creaminess of the almonds make these bitesize treats a store cupboard staple. So, now onto the fun part, creating these tantalising sweet treats. Lavender & Almond Butter Cups Ingredients ¾ cup coconut butter* 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (optional) ¼ cup almond butter 2½ teaspoons pure maple syrup Garnishes Culinary dried lavender Instructions Add the coconut… read more »

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A Touch of The South with a Pinch of Lavender

Posted on Thursday, 14 August

There is something simply magical about southern American cooking, from sweet potato pie to bread pudding with bourbon sauce and everything in between. When it comes to Southern cooking it doesn’t have to be all high calorie faire, there are some truly refreshing, homely and delicious recipes that will make you feel like your in the deep south enjoying a glass of sweet tea while enjoying one of our favourite recipes, Peach shortcakes with lavender cream. The sweetness of the peaches mixed with the delicate lavender cream makes this recipe a true Southern Belle. Now, onto the fun part, creating… read more »

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4 Ways that Lavender Can Help You Through the Summer

Posted on Tuesday, 5 August

Summer is one of those fabulous times of year when we can venture out into our gardens and enjoy some rare but welcome sunshine.  There are a few things that are associated with this sunshine, firstly the need for sun cream and after sun lotion and of course the most unwelcome guest that comes with warm weather, bugs.  Instead of having to buy chemical filled products, we have some natural ‘scentsational’ alternatives that will leave you protected from both the sun and the influx of those pesky bugs.  So, lets get started on creating the perfect summer products that are… read more »

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Summertime Snacks with a Touch of Lavender

Posted on Thursday, 31 July

Summer is one of the most wonderful times of year, especially when the sun makes an appearance.  During this time of year keeping the children entertained throughout the Summer holidays can seem like you have a mountain to climb, however this does not have to be the case. There are hundreds of free activities that you and your children can enjoy, but then there is the added cost of eating out.  We have compiled some of our favourite summertime snacks that are quick, simple and above all wallet friendly, so if you’re taking a trip with the kids, or even… read more »

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How to Create a Foolproof Summer Menu With a Lavender Twist

Posted on Tuesday, 29 July

With July being one of the warmest months on record, it is time to crack out the BBQ. With this glorious sunshine there really isn’t a better time to get out in the garden.  If you have friends round or even if you’re having a simply family meal, preparing a menu that isn’t time consuming and is obviously delicious can seem impossible, however with our simply 3 course foolproof menu you can’t go wrong!  Our menu can be prepared and served with a minimum of fuss, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy spending time in the garden with your… read more »

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Going Green with Essential Oils at Home

Posted on Thursday, 24 July

Photo courtesy of shalommama(CC Attribution) For decades essential oils have been used for their medicinal, healing properties. They are one of the oldest and most powerful remedies which are used all over the world everyday. Traditionally essential oils were used by professionals who would create heavenly blends to soothe and ease any ailments, however, essential oils are no longer a luxury purely for the experts. Whether you have been using essential oils for years or even if you have never picked up an essential oil in your life, there really is a great deal that can be done with these… read more »

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Decades Worth of Lavender Growing Experience in 3 Simple Steps

Posted on Friday, 18 July

Here at LavenderWorld, we’re lucky to have our lavender shipped out to all kinds of great gardeners throughout the country. Good lavender adds both beauty and fragrance to any garden. Yet, despite the plants hardiness, we know that not everyone has success in planting and successfully growing lavender long term.   Our nursery employees have heard a number of stories from a few gardeners across the UK who tell us all about their “lavender” frustrations. Ironically, we’ve discovered that the most common reason for a lack of success with your lavender is actually too much love… lavender doesn’t like too much attention.… read more »

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Lavender & Coconut Cookie Bites, The Perfect Delicate Sweet Treat

Posted on Monday, 7 July

Using Lavender in the kitchen is becoming increasingly popular, it can be found in the kitchens of all the top chefs and for very good reason! Lavender is known for its beautiful scent and colour and when lavender is added to a few simple ingredients magic can happen in your kitchen. From traditional lavender shortbread to the more elaborate Lavender & Chocolate Tart with raspberries, there is most certainly a recipe that can match your skills. One of our favourite recipes is the delightful Lavender and Coconut cookie bites. The lavender adds a delicate flavour, which works perfectly with the… read more »