Country of Origin: France
Also known as Lavandula Officinalis, lavender flowers/buds come from the plant family Lamiaceae (which also include mints) and have a variety of uses. They are very aromatic, and they maintain full aroma when in dry form. In terms of texture, they are dry but not crunchy. The flower buds are extremely light, so a small quantity will go a long way. The small buds originate from the flowers that bloom from late spring to early autumn and vary from rich purple color to pale lavender.
In terms of aromatherapy, the lavender scent is commonly used for relaxation and peace of mind. The buds are a great substitution to those who don’t like working directly with the oils.
- Lavender Extra is about 30% purple and 70% greenish gray buds
- Lavender Surchoix is about 50% purple and 50% greenish gray buds
- Lavender Super is 70% purple buds and 30% greenish gray buds.
Dried Lavender Buds and Flowers
The dried lavender Buds are great for making sachets that can be placed around the house, in drawers or commonly ignored household areas (think lavender moth balls). The sachets are great to hang near the door, window or even throughout your car to keep insects at bay. Pictured below is our "Super". Please be aware that actual appearance will vary depending on seasonal and growing conditions. Natural products naturally vary.
You can also add them to a bowl as a potpourri, either by themselves or with other dried botanicals (Note they are most aromatic when placed in sunny/warm locations). They are great for making floral bath water, eye pillows (or simply adding to your regular pillow case for a fabulous nights sleep), or mixing into your soap making to add a gentle exfoliate to your final product.
You can even put them on the carpet before vacuuming to add some fragrance to your carpet when cleaning. The possibilities are endless!
Finally, these lavender buds make great confetti for that upcoming wedding as they are extremely fragrant and earth friendly.
Whatever your use, dried botanicals are fantastic for people looking for an all-natural way to scent their homemade goodies. They also add a wonderful coloring (pictured above is the Super) and texture to those soaps and bath and body products.
Please note always recommend checking with a physician before ingesting our using herbal products, in particular if you are pregnant, nursing or using other medications.
Disclaimer: As this is a natural product appearance will vary from season to season. The dried plant materials are bleached, dyed or painted to contribute to artistic designs. These may be further treated to increase the durability and preserve the composition of the product. Here at Bulk Apothecary - we care about our customers furthermore we feel that is it our obligation to advise you, our valued customers, that our botanicals should only be used for decorative purposes, and are therefore deemed to be inedible. They are not to be added to food, beverage or supplement preparations.
I've ordered these SUPER Lavender flowers and was happy with the product. They were not as bright in color as the photo would indicate, but they were satisfactory and I did reorder them a second time. The fragrance fades with time, but you can always punch up the fragrance by adding a few drops of Lavender essential oil to your bag of flowers.
I bought the surchoix because I read that these dried buds retained a more purple color. They smell great and will do but I really wanted the color to be more prominent. May order some other and use these for throwing at a bride and groom instead of birdseed. Hope it’s not windy! Lol
While the Super Lavender Buds were very fragrant, they were not as vibrant in color as pictured on the website. Since I am reselling the lavender buds purely for their appearance and fragrance, color is just as important as the fragrance. These will be fine, and I certainly wouldn't entertain the notion of using any less quality lavender buds.
This lavender smells wonderful, I got the order promptly, and I think I got a tad more than I paid for. I'm happily filling sachets and enjoying the aroma.
Ordered the 1lb bag of lavender for an event and needed it in a hurry! I was ama ed at how fast it arrived and even more so with the quality of the lavender!! It smells like heaven! I will definitely order again! Highly recommend!!
I order this all the time for various items I make. I've never been disappointed. The price is great and the service is fast!
I’m not a lavender person but these buds smell amazing. I’m making DIY cleaner mixed with Lavender & Sage the color is so Beautiful!
The 4 oz. package seems to go a long way, and is fragrant. I did not find even 30% purple buds, but they were all gray. This is a bit disappointing for potpourri or sachets, but it still works.
I was thrilled to see the lavender was available again! I use it in sachets, soaps, and whatever else feels right at the time. I sprinkle in cards I'm mailing to surprise the receiver. The pricing is excellent.