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    Our Lavender Seeds

    Our Lavender Seeds

    Lavandula angustifolia is one of the best plants to grow for attracting bees and butterflies. This is the Lavender essential oil we use producing attractive scented blooms from May-September. We love to see the cycle come full circle.

    Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purple Treasure’

    Did you know that planting our free lavender seeds, you can turn your garden, patio, or balcony into an environmentally-friendly space with singing birds, fluttering butterflies, and buzzing bees?

    All you need to do is plant the lavender in the area where you live. Birds, bees and butterflies and other pollinators need thriving plants for a better chance of survival in the face of changing climate and urban development.

    • Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Purple Treasure'
    • Common name: Lavender
    • Family: Lamiaceae
    • Plant Type: Perennial, Shrub, Evergreen
    • Flower colour: Purple
    • Foliage colour: Blue/Green]
    • Key features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Scented flowers

    Lavender is one of the most popular small garden shrubs. Plants have narrow, oily and aromatic evergreen leaves and bear dense spikes of small tubular flowers in summer. Lavandula angustifolia is commonly known as English lavender. Most varieties yield purple flowers, but some cultivars come in white or pink. Nearly all cultivars and hybrids are extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies. They make an excellent cut flower – both in fresh and dried arrangements.

    Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purple Treasure’ has grey-green foliage and very intense, contrasting blue-purple flowers. It’s perfect for using as an informal low-growing hedge, but it works just as well at the front of borders or in pots.

    For best results, grow Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purple Treasure’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back the flower stalks after they have finished or leave the seeds standing for birds such as house sparrows to eat in winter. Trim back plants in April, if necessary.

    How to grow Lavandula 'Purple Treasure'

    • Plant size: 45cm height , 45cm spread
    • Aspect: South facing, west facing
    • Position in border: Front, middle ]
    • Sun exposure: Full sun
    • Hardiness: Hardy
    • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

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    Lavandula 'Purple Treasure' and wildlife

    Lavandula 'Purple Treasure' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers, provides shelter and habitat, has seeds for birds and makes a good wildlife hedge.

    • Attractive to Bees
    • Attractive to Beneficial insects
    • Attractive to Birds
    • Attractive to Butterflies/Moths
    • Attractive to Other pollinators

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    Plant Our Lavender Seeds

    Plant Our Lavender Seeds

    Plant our lavender seeds because...

    1. It's hardy and easy to grow. In general, lavender is a hardy plant that doesn’t require a whole lot of care once it’s established. It thrives in sunshine and dry soil, so under watering isn’t an issue for this stunning flower.
    2. For its scent. Lavender is an incredible aromatic flower with a soothing scent and fantastic blue-violet buds. Once you get a smell of a fresh lavender plant you’ll understand why it’s oil is a great ingredient in our Shrinking Violet range.
    3. To repel mosquitos, flies, fleas and moths. Planting lavender in the garden is a great choice for those who are mosquito magnets! Unlike humans, who tend to be drawn to the soothing scent of lavender - mosquitos are repelled by it. Lavender’s aroma will also keep flies, fleas and moths at bay.
    4. To attract pollinators. While winged pests won’t want to set up shop near your lavender plant, all manner of beneficial insects will - such as butterflies and bees. With our global bee population in decline - something which could have devastating and far reaching consequences for the planet - it is vital we attract and protect these valuable species. What’s more they’ll work hard to pollinate your flowers and plants ensuring a colourful and buzzing garden for years to come.
    5. For health. Lavender boasts an array of medical uses - from stress relieving to promoting sleep.
    6. Treat stress and anxiety.  When stress strikes, open your bottle of Shrinking Violet or head out to the garden and breathe in the aroma of your beautiful lavender plants. Researchers have discovered that lavender produces calming, soothing and sedative effects when it’s scent is inhaled. In fact, the scent of lavender can actually change brain wave patterns which is why it can work for a variety of neurological issues.
    7. Improve cognitive function. Not only does lavender oil boost mood, but other studies have shown that its scent helps people perform maths faster and more accurately than those who don’t inhale the aroma before taking tests.
    8. Relieve headaches. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to dilate blood vessels, it’s easy to understand how lavender kills the pain associated with headaches. Add a few drops of Shrinking Violet solution to a bath to relax and quell a pounding skull.
    9. Sleep like a baby. Although several plants promote a restful night’s sleep, lavender is probably the most well-known of all of these. In one study, the smell of lavender reduced crying in babies and sent them into a deeper sleep, while simultaneously reducing stress in both mother and child. This maybe because the aroma is known to slow down heart rate and lower blood pressure and stress levels. Watch our for our seasonal lavender wands!
    10. For beauty. Lavender has a long history as both a beauty product and a cleansing tonic. Romans used it to scent and purify their baths centuries ago, ancient Egyptians turned its oil into perfume for the mummification process and bundles of lavender were burned during the Great Plague of 1665 to try to ward off infectious diseases.

    What will you do with yours?

    #plantbeauty #bloom #sustainability #lavender #tibbyolivier 

    This Inch Loss Body-Sculpting Massage Is The Best-Kept Secret

    This Inch Loss Body-Sculpting Massage Is The Best-Kept Secret

    Deep-tissue body fixes and lymphatic drainage with Clinically Proven Shrinking Violet Slimming solution. 

    “Slightly tender but not painful” says Jules, a Shrinking Violet slimming body guru who regularly tends to the graceful bodies of ballerinas and models, and is currently pinching, pushing, and pulling at my bare flesh. I’m here today to receive Shrinking Violet lymphatic-drainage massage, an in-demand slimming technique that regularly keeps her occupied from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, where editors and celebrities alike vied for a spot on her massage table.

    Tibby Olivier Institute trained, she was taught to master bodywork and facials in depth “the secrets of muscular gravity” through strong manipulation that loosens fascia, increases blood flow, and wakes up muscles so that she can “move them back to where they should be.” A sculpted physique is only one of her treatment’s selling points, though; it also can calm the nervous system, reduce chronic pain, and speed the elimination of metabolic waste, slim, firm, tone, shrinking inches as it flows.

    “Did you drink water today?” she asks me, as she presses her elbows and forearms onto my thighs,  A slight tenderness can be felt (an indication that the tissue is not healthy, she says). Although I regularly refill the Shrinking Tea that sits on my desk, she’s quick to tell me, “That’s not enough.” Dehydration can lead to muscle cramping, indigestion, and toxin buildup: “You must drink hot water when you wake up, followed by lots of Shrinking Tea a.m  before 2:00 p.m., then swop to Shrinking Tea p.m from 3- 5:00 p.m., and, after that, just take sips.” (She also informs me that I should take SlimBathe bath oil, hot baths regularly as hot baths can burn as many calories as a workout then apply the SlimBathe body oil all over and hop in bed. 

    The lavender essential oil in all the Shrinking Violet slimming solutions reduces restlessness and has a calming effect on the body. This calming result can have a huge impact on your weight loss journey as you switch your comfort methods from foods to something more aromatic. This can also lead to a better night's sleep and reduce stress. I totally need this! 

    At the end of our 45-minute session, which she finished with a application of Shrinking Violet Cellulite Oil, I not only notice a contoured line in my leg that no yoga, running, or spin class has ever once revealed, but also that my skin is glowing and I feel lighter than when I first walked in. In other words, here you’ll find a treatment that doesn’t need to be buoyed by a populated geotag. Rather, the results speak for themselves. And how refreshing is that? 

    Shrinking Violet body treatments and wraps are found in Spas worldwide, including the world famous Sha Wellness Clinic in Spain. 

    Buy Shrinking Violet here

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    Shrinking Tea Benefits Weight Loss - Plus Other Reasons To Drink It!

    Shrinking Tea Benefits Weight Loss - Plus Other Reasons To Drink It!

    Introducing Shrinking Tea, one of the hottest tea varieties to drink right now.

    Shrinking Tea is a delicious, caffeine-free way to upgrade your tea habit. Boasting 50 percent more antioxidants than green tea, Shrinking Tea touts more benefits than green, black, and maybe even matcha tea.

    While other teas have an acquired taste, Shrinking Tea has a sweet, mild flavour profile with notes of honey and vanilla. In fact, the Shrinking Tea blend is considered one of the most palate-pleasing types of tea out there.

    Drink Shrinking Tea blend for maximum fat burning, it's the best tea to help you lose weight and blast belly fat, because we need a reason to drink more tea... Who doesn’t love a good cup of tea? In fact tea is the nation's favourite drink, and a staggering 165 million cups are drunk a day. On top of being comforting and delicious, another reason to love tea is that our Shrinking Tea blend can actually help you lose weight. A caffeine free alternative to black tea, with a sweet, delicate and rich, earthy flavour. Drunk black it’s calorie free! Shrinking Tea blend contains polyphenols, including flavonoids, which are directly linked to combatting obesity. Also including aspalathin which shows a significant reduction in the amount of fat stored over time and which helps to rid the body of free radicals. Aspalathin in our Shrinking Tea is considered a “magic ingredient” among weight watchers.

    Read on to learn how to brew it...

    HOW TO MAKE SHRINKING TEA

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 tea bag of Shrinking Tea
    • 8oz. water

    Boil your water and pour over the tea. Infuse for 5-15 minutes covered. 

    How to Drink Tea

    Now we come to the important bit; how do you drink tea?

    ‘The exciting thing about tea is there are so many ways to enjoy it. Hot, cold brewed, or infused in a tea cocktail. Not only is tea a healthy beverage, but its interesting flavour profile means that it can be enjoyed in so many ways.’

    Water Temperature

    ‘The important thing is to know a little about the type of tea you are preparing to serve, and to know the best way for your guest to experience it. For example, if you were serving hot tea, the general rule is to know that only black and herbal teas can withstand boiling water. Any other teas such as green, oolong and white teas need a cooler water so the leaves do not burn, which can produce a bitter flavour. Green or white tea are typically drunk without milk or sugar, as they have a much more delicate aroma and flavour.’ 

    Iced tea is best brewed overnight in the fridge in cold water to allow for a delicate, naturally sweet tea.

    Tea: The Social Rules

    Tea should be taken when and wherever you like, and in whatever fashion best suits you.

    ‘There are better and worse ways to make tea and more formal and informal ways to enjoy it. But rules are there to be broken and tea is made to be enjoyed.’

    ‘The only thing I am slightly militant about is the cup or the mug I use. You wouldn’t drink fine wine from a pint glass, and I think the same applies to fine tea.’

    I prefer porcelain or glass tea cups. 

    How to Drink It 
    Sit up straight and spread out the napkin on your lap. Hold the cup by the handle and bring it up to your mouth - avoid leaning forward to drink. Never cradle the cup in your hands and avoid raising your little finger. Take small sips and don't slurp, or blow on hot tea to cool it. The cup is put down on the saucer in between sips.

     Is it vegan and vegetarian?

    It is caffeine free, vegan and vegetarian safe, dairy free, gluten free and sugar free. It's a great alternative to caffeine with absolutely no jitters, so aids in cleansing fat away and is safe and rapid. This Shrinking Tea contains no fats or carbohydrates. 

    Introducing Shrinking Tea

    Introducing Shrinking Tea

    Shrinking Tea is part of the Shrinking Violet group owned by Tibby Olivier, a British company whose mission is to help people like you achieve their health and wellness goals.

    Founded in Lancashire with our proud made in Britain flag in 2004, inspiration from our British passion for tea and a visit to Barbados in 2012 resulted in “creating the world's first Shrinking Tea”.

    The popular two-step program combines Morning and Evening Shrinking Tea products as well as eating and exercise tips to achieve the results you have been looking for*. All of our products are Made in Britain from the highest quality herbs and extracts. We love to combine Shrinking Tea with our Shrinking Violet inch loss body care range of products for maximising results.

    The team of health professionals in nutrition, naturopathy, and exercise are here to provide the support you need. We are proud to have assisted over 550,000 people just like you to achieve their health goals, and it is success stories such as these that motivate our team to provide the best products and service possible to make sure you do too.

    *Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Shrinking Tea is not a food substitute. For maximum health benefits, it should be consumed in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet and exercise.

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