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  • Is lavender difficult to grow?
    Lavender grows best in full sun and well drained soil. It does need regular watering until established, with drying out periods between watering, lavender doesn't like its roots to stay wet. Once established it is very drought tolerant as well as resistant to deer! Its important to know your growing zone so a local nursery or lavender plant specialist can help you determine the best plant variety for your zone. Some varieties are more hardy then others for excessive moisture or harsh winters. Please reach out with questions or suggestions for choosing your ideal lavender variety.
  • How do you distill lavender?
    Lavender can be distilled with a specialized essential oil still once it has been harvested at the peak time. It can be distilled either fresh or dried. The process of distillation begins with adding water to the boiler and applying heat until steam is generated. The steam is then sent through the plant material before it is condensed back from vapor to liquid again, by a condensing unit. The process creates hydrosol or floral water as well as the essential oil.
  • What do you do with lavender?
    Lavender has an almost endless number of uses from aromatherapy, to culinary uses, that are as creative as you can imagine. Lavender can be preserved by drying upside down in a cool, dry, and dark space (exposure to light degrades the aroma as well the color of the plant). It can be enjoyed fresh in a bouquet or put in a wreath. The scent of lavender has been used in the perfume industry for hundreds of years, it has a gentle calming scent and the many varieties all carry different fragrant notes to entice the senses.
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