Country of Origin: France
Also known as Lavandula Officinalis, Organic 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.
Dried Lavender Buds and Flowers
The dried Organic 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. 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.