1In early times Romans used the lavender flower to scent their homes, in the bath, to ward off insects and even cook with.
2Queen Victoria used to require that her furniture be polished with a lavender-based solution, and she also sipped tea infused with lavender to settle her stomach and ease her headaches.
3The scent of lavender deters mice, flies, mosquitos and other pests. Lavendar also comes from the same family as mint and has been used for more than 2500 years.
4The name Lavender comes from the Latin verb, “lavare,” which means to wash. Back in the Elizabethan times, when baths weren’t common practice, lavender was used to perfume clothes and bed linen.
Award Winning Lavender Oil
Inglewood Lavender producers Matthew and Kellie Oxenford from Leven K Lavender have once again attained FIRST place at the 20th annual Australian Lavender Growers Association Inc. (TALGA) for two different lavender essential oils. The 20th Annual Conference was held in Ballarat VIC on the 15th & 16th April 2015. The competition is held annually to encourage members to achieve proficiency in both scientific and olfactory analysis. The awards encourage best practice approach to the management of the raw product. TALGA, Australia’s premier, not for profit lavender association continues to promote a Best Practices concept that covers everything from farm business techniques, label design, oil distillation practices and product presentation. Matthew & Kellie are absolutely delighted to once again receive this recognition for their Lavender oils. Previously winning the award for their angustifolia oils in 2005, 2007, 2008 & once again in 2015 has confirmed the place of Leven K Lavender as a top quality lavender oil producing business in Australia.
1st prize for Lavandula angustifolia ‘Maillette’ – Lavandula angustifolia oils are considered as ‘perfume’ grade oils, with low camphor and a sweet honey like perfume.
1st prize for Lavandula intermedia ‘Riverina Thomas’ (medium camphor)