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Lavender - The Desert Island Plant


October 4, 2018

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Mike Heath in his fields of lavender.

In "The Essential Oils Handbook", Colleen Dodt called lavender oil her desert island oil. I've changed the wording a bit because the lavender plant has so many more ways to be used than just essential oils. Although the essential oil is the most commonly known product, there are others. Hydrosol, buds and flowers are other ways to use lavender. Not only are there various forms to use the plant, there are many ways to use it.

To begin with, you have to know which variety you are working with since there are over 760 different varieties and they are used differently. The three main types are...

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