Going Green with Essential Oils at Home

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 »
July 24, 2014 — Lavender World
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Decades Worth of Lavender Growing Experience in 3 Simple Steps

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 »
July 18, 2014 — Lavender World
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Lavender & Coconut Cookie Bites, The Perfect Delicate Sweet Treat

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 »
July 07, 2014 — Lavender World
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Lavender Oil: Your Guide to a Truly Natural Sleep Remedy

With our ever increasing schedules, commitments and daily distractions, such as the weekly shopping list, home improvements, bills and work related stress, it is a wonder that we actually manage to sleep at all! Whether you have a new baby whose schedule is to wake you up at 3am, your worried about a new promotion at work or if you suffer from insomnia finding something that helps, that doesn’t have a list of ingredients that resembles a chemistry project can seem almost as unattainable as a good nights rest, but fear not, there is a natural alternative that is known… read more »
June 26, 2014 — Lavender World
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The Perfect Summer Toddy

With Summer finally upon us it is time to crack out the summer beverages. Lavender lemonade is a firm favourite for both adults and children, but if you’re looking for something with a bit more bite then there are hundreds of delicious summer inspired recipes. Now Summer wouldn’t be Summer without relaxing in the garden with a tasty beverage. This summer toddy is perfect if you’re relaxing and it can even be magnificent if you’re having a garden dinner party, or just the girls over for drinks, however you decide to serve this drink one thing is certain, you will… read more »
June 10, 2014 — Lavender World
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The Perfect Homemade Father’s Day Treat

With Father’s day just around the corner you may be struggling to think of the perfect gift to give, however fear not, we have the perfect thing for any dad, especially one who loves a sweet treat. The beauty of a homemade gift is that it is friendly on the pocket while being completely personal and above all, extremely thoughtful. So, how can you create these mouth watering treats? Well, these Lavender, honey chocolate bars are super simple to make, with a handful of ingredients and some effort, your father’s day gift will be ready in no time, if you… read more »
June 04, 2014 — Lavender World
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Lemon & Lavender Biscuits For Your Pooch

I’m sure at one stage or another we have experienced the chaotic hurricane that is an over excitable dog, whether this is due to missing his morning walk or maybe he is just an excitable breed, whatever the reason, we are pleased to tell you that we have found the perfect yet tasty treat to chill out any pooch! I myself have a cocker spaniel, who is about to turn 3 and is just as excitable as the day that I brought him home, I can walk him for miles and the only thing that is exhausted is me! I… read more »
June 03, 2014 — Lavender World
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Tastebud Tantalizing Bramley Apple, Lavender And Honey Pie

I know that pies are traditionally a dessert saved for colder months, but in my opinion, an apple pie is good all year round! The beauty of the humble apple pie is that you can play around with what you add to it, whether you add blueberries, raspberries or even some apricots, you can turn a normal apple pie into a thing of wonder. I have tried quite a few recipes involving apple pie and I have to say that I think I may have stumbled upon a real contender for 1st place, this apple, lavender and honey pie is… read more »
May 29, 2014 — Lavender World
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Kick-starting Your Spring Clean with Lavender

Spring has well and truly sprung and with this comes the dreaded spring clean! Now, I try my absolute best to keep everything looking squeaky clean, but when winter is in full swing, keeping warm takes priority. So, now is the time to open the windows, swing open the doors and roll up your sleeves! Now, cleaning doesn’t have to be an absolute chore, there is an upside. I have tried and tested the majority of kitchen sprays that are on the market, and some of them are fabulous, however the majority of them either cost an absolute fortune or have… read more »
May 28, 2014 — Lavender World
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Lemon and Lavender Meringue Roulade with Blueberries

  With Summer finally on its way, it is that time of year that I like to think of some scrumptious desserts to serve in the garden, now I adore the traditional recipes, such as Victoria Sponge, Apple Tart, but one of my absolute favourite summer sweet treats is a simple meringue with fresh seasonal fruit and vanilla cream. Now, I am a huge fan of the humble meringue, but I am an even bigger fan of a roulade as it combines the crumbly, delicate meringue, with zingy and fresh fruit while the fresh, whipped vanilla cream adds a touch… read more »
May 22, 2014 — Lavender World
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A Delightful Purple Cauliflower Soup With A Lavender Twist

I know it may seem slightly ridiculous to be thinking of soup in the summer months, but I just couldn’t resist sharing this recipe. I am a huge fan of the humble soup, whether its a traditional chicken and vegetable soup or something slightly more unusual, so imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this recipe! Purple cauliflower is not only incredibly pretty it adds a wonderful colour and flavour to this soup. You can pick these up at your local greengrocers, but if you can’t manage to find the purple cauliflower a normal cauliflower will work just as well.… read more »
May 20, 2014 — Lavender World
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The Perfect Soothing After Sun Lotion With a Lavender Twist

  With the sun finally making an appearance its that time of year when we hunt at the back of our cupboards for the sunscreen. Once we have toasted ourselves in the glorious sunshine, it is inevitable that we will get a little burnt, this is due to the fact that it is so rare that the sun graces us with its presence that in our rush we occasionally forget how warm the English sun can be. So, if you have been unlucky enough to get a little burnt, fear not we have the perfect after sun recipe that you… read more »
May 19, 2014 — Lavender World
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