The word Lavender stems from the Latin word “lavare” which literally means “to wash”. Lavender can be traced back 2500 years and there are now well over 115 different varieties of Lavender.
It is commonly thought of as quintessentially British, yet lavender actually originated on the coastal hills of the Mediterranean.
Lavender was also rather popular with royals, Charles VI of France could not go anywhere without his Lavender-filled pillows, Queen Elizabeth I wanted fresh lavender flowers every day of the year, quite a task when you think of the weather we have in the UK and Louis XIV also enjoyed a nice bath filled with Lavender.
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