Lavendel und Wespen

lavender and wasps

By Julia Wuenscher

We all know it - it's a beautiful late summer day and we're eating our chocolate ice cream with relish. Enjoyable, however, only until the first wasps come. The fear of the puncture is great and the constant buzzing around the delicious food is annoying. But this is where our beloved lavender comes into play, because wasps love sweets, but they do not love lavender.

The aromatic smell of lavender is simply too intense for the wasp. The lavender in the garden or on the balcony is therefore a good protection against wasps, since the flowering time of the lavender falls during the wasp season. It should be noted, however, that there are different types of lavender with different intensities of essential oils. Real lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, is intensive and therefore good against wasps.

If you don't have the space to grow lavender or if you don't have a green thumb, there is an option to use lavender oil to keep wasps away. Our Lavender Room Oil in our Bronze Oil Burner offers an ideal solution to spread a pleasant scent for humans, but not for the wasp.

Lavender and lavender oil can be used in different ways and are popular in many ways, but not with wasps, a real win-win situation.