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Power to the purple plant

You can usually smell it before you even see it: lavender! It’s a smell everyone loves. In fact, people were so crazy about lavender that when the washing machine was first invented, the demand for laundry detergent that smelled like lavender was so overwhelming that all the lavender was picked from the fields.

The scent reminds us of Mediterranean summers and has a calming effect, turning every garden into a zen paradise. Butterflies love the nectar of these purple flowers, and mosquitoes despise the scent (bye, bye mosquitoes). Perfect match if you ask us.

Lavender has been a popular garden plant for years. An eye-catcher on the balcony or in the garden. An easy plant that produces flowers for quite some time. Lavender thrives because of the sun, so make sure to place her in a light spot where the sun has excess to her. Even a better combination is a bright place near the entry of the house, this way the house is protected unwanted insects.  

The lavendel is far more than just a pretty plant. Various studies show that the scent of lavender stimulates the production of serotonin in the body, which is the happy hormone. It has a calming effect on your nerves and mind. Therefore, it is not surprising that the oil from the flowers is used in soap, shampoo and cosmetics. Lavender’s scent is the right kind of relaxation after a busy or stressful day. This purple rockstar also positively affects your sleep. Just dry the flower buds, put them in a little cloth bag and place them under your pillow or use the dried buds for a calming cup of tea. Highly functional plant as you can see!

Big fans of this beauty should definitely plan a road trip to France this summer. While driving through  the Provence you can admire lavender in its extravagant glory. The soothing, sweet fields of purple. There is even a special lavender route, to top off your road trip. Having lavender in the garden brings you back to never-ending summers, sun-filled drives and provides peace of mind. 

 

Browse our lavender assortment in the webshop.