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 brown buds
- Lavender Surchoix is about 50% purple and 50% greenish brown buds
- Lavender Super is 70% purple buds and 30% greenish brown 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 it is 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.
these were very fragrant lavender buds and deliverd a beautiful product highly recommend
I ordered the Super Lavender and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the buds and the fragrance. I plan on using as an additive to my soaps. Thank you for the prompt delivery of my order. Everything arrived in wonderful condition.
First time I ordered from this company - and trust me, I will be back!!! Nice big 1 lb bag and smells awesome!! Good packing, fast delivery, and price is great.
I'm always super pleased on how FAST shipping is with BULK, and this lavender came very quick, quality is amazing, super fragrant, and packaging is always nice. I was also so happy to get such a nice amount for the cost. 1 lb will keep me happy for a while :)
My first order with the company, and it was an amazing experience. Very fast shipping and easy ordering.
First transaction and very pleased. The quality is excellent and the delivery was extremely fast. Looking forward to doing more business in the future with Bulk Apothecary.
I was so happy with how fast my dried Lavender flowers came. Thank you for getting them here so quick!!!
I have ordered the extra and Super. Love both for eye pillows. Good aroma. Excellent quality, no sticks. Great packaging, vacuum sealed, see through closable bag. Shipping and packaging excellent.
This is the first item I've ordered from Bulk Apothecary, and I'm impressed with the quality. I wish shipping was more affordable. However, the quality is compelling. I will use Bulk Apothecary again, most likely for this same product but others too.