Lavender is a member of the mint family and one of the most popular herbs in the world. In addition to outstanding beauty and fragrance, lavender is amazingly versatile in terms of practical uses. The whole dried flowers are added to teas, baked goods and alcoholic beverages. The buds are also used to make various soaps, perfumes, skin salves and other cosmetic preparations. Powdered lavender flowers are also used in cooking and in making cosmetics, especially where a smooth consistency is desired (body powder, for example).
Lavender Flower (Ultra), Strong Blue Color, 1/4 lb
Grown in the Provence region of France, blue lavender, also known as lavandin, is a hybrid species between English lavender (L. angustifolia) and Portuguese lavender (L. latifolia). The intense color of the flower buds make this variety desirable for use in crafts when visual presentation counts.
Their scent is just as impressive, albeit more medicinal than other lavenders due to the presence of camphor.