Make your own lavender oil. Here’s how.

Sixteenth-century glovemakers who perfumed their ware with it were said to have been spared from the cholera. Seventh-century grave robbers who washed with its essence miraculously escaped the Justinian plague. The name is derived from the Latin verb lavare – which means “to wash.” Both its pinnate, silvery-green leaves and its gorgeous purple-blue flowers issue […]