To the untrained eye, and certainly the uneducated nose it would be a challenge to know the difference between lavender and lavandin. What is lavandin? Don’t worry you are not alone! We turned to our friend based in the “land of lavender” (Provence) and asked Girl Gone Gallic for her expertise in settling our slightly purple haze (not the Jimi Hendrix kind).
What is the difference?
There are actually 39 different varieties of Lavender. Lavender has always grown wild in Provence, and maybe you’ve been lucky to discover the wondrous sensory experience that are the lavender fields in bloom. Cultivation has been around even in ancient times, and was one of the holy herbs used in biblical times to prepare holy essence. During the Roman period, the price for one pound of lavender equaled a full month’s farmers wages. But can you tell the difference between Lavender vs Lavandin ?
Keep reading here… for the rest of Girl Gone Gallic’s post here to find out what the difference are and why real lavender products are worth the price.
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