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April 2011

Drought Decimates French Lavender Fields

My most recent visit to Provence, France, in November of 2010 was shocking and very…

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Cloned Lavender

True lavender (lavande vraie) is a variety named Lavandula angustifolia, and it is all about…

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French Lavender: Encroaching Synthetics

Years ago, sons had a tendency to follow in their fathers’ footsteps, which was certainly…

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Are You Buying Lavender or Lavandin?

Why then are the farmers switching to lavandin hybrid grosso or super? First of all,…

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March 2011

Growing Lavender: What Are the Costs?

Now let’s look at the numbers today. Land starts at $5,000 per acre. A 2705…

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Thoughts and Prayers for People of Japan

Dear Young Living Family Members, The ongoing disaster in Japan has weighed heavily on the…

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Part 20: Finding Pure Essential Oils

To know how to farm, grow, harvest, and distill essential oil certainly gives an assurance…

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February 2011

Part 19: Finding Pure Essential Oils

9. Will the soil composition and location affect the plant that is grown there, thereby…

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Part 18: Finding Pure Essential Oils

Following GC analysis, we run the essential oil through a mass spectrometry instrument (MS) to…

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Part 17: Finding Pure Essential Oils

Other factors can also vary the results of an analysis. If the essential oil sample…

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