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Health Benefits of Lavender

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Health Benefits of Lavender

Lavender is a hardy perennial in the mint family. The herb is a Mediterranean native.   This fragrant, bushy shrub has been widely cultivated for its essential oil. Ancient Greeks and Romans used lavender blossoms to scent bath water, a common use that gave the herb its name, derived from the Latin lavare, meaning to wash.Aside from it's beauty, Lavender is renowned for it health benefits.  It has been called the Swiss army knife of herbs, as it has many, many benefits.  Here is a list of just a few. Relieves Headaches Anxiety Insomnia Depression Pain Relief Repairs Nerve Damage Antibacterial Anti-Fungal...

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Lavendoola Lavender Farm Winter 2016

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Lavendoola Lavender Farm Winter 2016

Many people have been surprised to discover that lavender can grow in such a cold climate like Utah. Well, I'm here to tell you that not only does it grow here, but it thrives here.Lavendoola Lavender Farm is located in the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah (elevation 5682 ft). We grow 2 varieties of lavender, namely lavandula angustifolia (AKA: True Lavender) and lavandula xinternedia ( AKA: Lavandins) both of which are hardy to zone 5. Our average annual snowfall is 75" and boy does it get cold. Already this year we have had -20 degrees with the windchill factor. So...

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Did My Lavender Die This Winter?

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Did My Lavender Die This Winter?

Lavender is a beautiful and very beneficial herb. The large flower heads and long stems are highly desired by all who see them. But how do they do in cold winter climates? Do they die in the snow? What about the wind chill factor? Here are a few quick tips for wintering your lavender.Depending on the variety of lavender you have, cold winters are good. Take the English lavender Folgate for instance. It is ideal for cold climates. A thick layer of snow is just what it needs to produce large flower heads and high yielding oil production.One problem with...

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Repel Bugs Safely Without DEET

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Repel Bugs Safely Without DEET

Spring has come early this year, with the warm sunny days, gentle breezes, and swarms of bugs floating around. Just this last week I received an email regarding lavender as a repellant. This one was a little more unusual than emails I've received in the past:"My friend and I will be in a cabin in Arizona for two weeks. I have read that lavender discourages scorpions. Any suggestions? "Well lavender is a great repellant, which is funny because some people feel lavender is an aphrodisiac. Happily, bugs . . . and scorpions don't agree. In fact, one study found that...

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