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.
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.
I have purchased all three options and they all smell great. The scent from the Extra to the Super does change with the Extra being more piney and the Super being more on the sweet/rounded side. My biggest complaint is that there are SO MANY stems, burrs and other pieces of rather sharp debris (like, really sharp) that I spend A LOT of time picking it out, as I use the lavender in my self-care products. Regardless, I have continued to purchase because of the scent.
I got the Super, and I am more then happy. I placed the order around mMcKnight and it shipped the next Morning! Will never forget that, because I was grateful, excited, and mindblown. Then when they arrived they were beautiful, and the scent! Thank you so much!
I always buy the Super in 1lb. The smell and the color are divine. I keep coming back for more.
I got the ones intended for sachets and potpourri, and I couldn't be happier. They shipped quickly and without extra plastic, and they smell absolutely glorious.
I ordered the super and am very happy with the product I received! I’m usually not much of a lavender fan but I thought the smell was amazing. Shipping was prompt. I have no complaints and will order again.
Love the timing of delivery. I ordered 2lbs and came in sealed and packed separate 1lb hans each! Love the smell and it is all over my rooms, closets and storage bins. I will order again! Thank you!
I ordered the Surchoix and the smell is of a strong and linear English lavender. However, the batch is entirely green. It would have been better to get a purple batch and cover it in EO. I really cannot recommend this.
although the buds arent as purple as I thought, they smell AMAZEBALLS! omg! they made my office smell so heavenly every time i open and close the bag. I do not regret this purchase, great amount for the price too
I've ordered these SUPER Lavender flowers and was happy with the product. They were not as bright in color as the photo would indicate, but they were satisfactory and I did reorder them a second time. The fragrance fades with time, but you can always punch up the fragrance by adding a few drops of Lavender essential oil to your bag of flowers.