Product: Lavender Powder
Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia syn. Lavandula officinale.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Other Names: Alhucema, English Lavender, Garden Lavender, Lavanda, Lavande, Lavande Anglaise, Lavande Commune, Lavande du Jardin, Ostokhoddous & True Lavender.
Description: The angustifolia variety of lavender is a semi-woody perennial herb native to France and the western Mediterranean area, which is now cultivated in many regions of the world. The plants grow up to 1.2 metres in height with a spread of up to 1 metre. The leaves are simple, entire, oblong-lanceolate and 2-6cm in length, glaucous green in colour and grow in whorls at intervals on the square stems. The hermaphrodite inflorescences are composed of many 2-lipped flowers which form terminal spikes 2-8cm in length on top of stems; the flowers are bluish-violet to pale lilac in colour.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that despite being commonly known as English lavender, the angustifolia variety doesn’t actually come from England? The plant is actually originally from France, but was given the name English lavender because the climate in England was especially suited to the herbs growth and it thrived here. There are many different varieties of lavender found in the UK, including English lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia), Lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia) which is a hybrid between English and spike lavender, French lavender (Lavandula dentata) and Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas).
SUGGESTED USELavender powder can be used to flavour cakes, biscuits and desserts, a decoction of the powder can be added to lotions and creams for the skin, and shampoos for the hair. An infusion can be added to washing water for floors and surfaces, it can also be used as a fragrant rinse for the hair. The powder can also be added to bath tea blends, facial scrubs, soaps, face masks, foot powders and bath salts.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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