Homemade Holiday Gifts with Lavender Essential Oil
Paired with Organic Lavender Essential Oil and Lavender Linen Water, dryer balls make a thoughtful and useful holiday gift.
Distilling organic lavender essential oil at the farm
This year's #essentialoil distillation has finished. A+ for our #lavenderfields and A+ for our farm crew who lovingly nurture our young plants, our middle-aged plants and the plants that are still producing years beyond all our expectations. #betterwithage After aging for a couple of years, these fragrant gallons will be used to make all our products!
Organic Lavender Mask Mist
Organic Lavender Mask Mist For use with your lavender face mask (or any fabric face covering!), it provides effective, non-chemical prevention and treatment of mask-caused acne-like breakouts and delivers stress-reducing mask freshening. Organic lavender essential oil and hydrosol's antimicrobial and stress-relieving properties help keep bacteria and anxiety at a minimum everywhere you go. Bonus — it also smells delightful...almost like walking through fields of blooming lavender!
Our Favorite Lavender Products Wherever We Go
Lavender's broad-ranging, naturally occurring properties provide benefit to nearly every aspect of daily life. Whether one is being creative in the kitchen, caring for their health and well-being, managing their home, caring for their pets, cultivating a garden, etc., lavender has a useful place. We've curated a list of several of our favorite lavender products that we (and others) love to use at home or out and about. Where do you use your lavender?
Lavender Essential Oil Distillation
In the distillery we are working through the last of the lavender harvest. As time consuming as it is to harvest by hand and as material intensive as it is to distill pure plant essential oils, it is a highly rewarding process. At the end of every day, we have 35 gallons of organic lavender hydrosol and 5 gallons of organic lavender essential oil ready to be aged. It requires 1,280 plants to make that much hydrosol and essential oil! Talk about a daily labor of love!
Distilling lavender essential oil at the farm
This is what the very end of the distillation cycle looks like moments after the steam chamber is opened revealing hot, steamy, post-distillation plant material. Our farm crew works very hard harvesting by hand all day long and toting hundreds of pounds of lavender to the distillery for each distillation cycle. The moment the steam chamber is opened they get a well-deserved and all too brief trip to a lavender steam bath. We wish you call could come to our "farm spa" and experience it too!
A lavender face mask for all of us lavender lovers!
A lavender face mask for all of us lavender lovers! Sewn by hand on San Juan Island, WA, these masks are made with a striking lavender flower patterned 100% cotton exterior and muslin lining. Pair your lavender mask with our Organic Lavender Essential Oil to carry the soothing, calming and anxiety-reducing properties of lavender with you throughout the day. A couple of drops on your mask will make a trip to the grocery store almost like strolling through a field of lavender.
Lavender Buds Full of Essential Oil
Did you know that, although there is also some lavender essential oil produced in the stems and foliage, it is most concentrated in the buds? Squeeze a few between your fingers and you'll see what we mean! If you have any sachets at home that aren't as fragrant as they once were, give them a good squeeze to break open the buds and release more essential oil. This will extend the sachet's life. That was a pro tip!
Organic Lavender Sachet & Essential Oil - from the fields!
We smell amazing! At the farm we are transitioning to the "peak of fragrance" when essential oil reaches its full production in each little lavender bud and the fields are most fragrant. You can smell amazing too with our Organic Lavender Sachet and Organic Lavender Essential Oil combo produced directly from the bountiful fields.
Stop and smell the lavender...
A path bordered by lavender is always in need of hands to brush through the flowering blossoms. If you pass by some lavender on your weekend wanderings pause and comb your hands through the fragrant flowers. This is the perfect time for a few deep inhales and exhales. Breathe in the scent of lavender and breathe out worry, stress and anxiety...and repeat.
Lavender Essential Oil - Summer Skin Care
How is your summer skin faring? Is it healthy and happy or maybe a little sun-parched? As the largest organ of the body, it's important to care for it well. Every one of our handmade and luxurious moisturizers is made with our organic 100% pure lavender essential oil and nourishing plant-based extracts and oils - all of the good stuff and none of the bad. A true treat for everyone's summer skin!
Summer Refreshing Lavender Body Mist
It's hot out there folks! The cooling and skin refreshing qualities of our Lavender Body Mist are much appreciated during these hot days of summer. Just ask our farm crew who have starting harvesting - by hand! Spritz on body and face - and for extra cooling store in the refrigerator!
Lavender for treating wounds...
Today we remember and honor all the men and women who have died in military service for our country. We are daily recipients of the benefits of their sacrifice. Did you know that lavender was used widely in field medicine during World War I as an antiseptic and topical anesthetic? We can imagine the fragrance was also a comforting reminder for wounded soldiers of their gardens and loved ones at home. Happy Memorial Day everyone.
Lavender Essential Oil Uses: Antiseptic
Lavender is more than just a pretty flower! Lavender has powerful antiseptic properties and is one of the few essential oils that can be safely applied to the skin. It helps to promote better healing by inhibiting inflammation and infections. Whether applied undiluted or mixed with complementary creams or oils, it is ideal for naturally treating abrasions, cuts, burns and inflammatory skin conditions (both acute and chronic). Browse our therapeutic skin care products!
Lavender Lotion to Calm and Heal Dry, Itchy Hands
Most of us are finding ourselves cooped up indoors more than we planned to be by the start of spring... and the dry indoor air coupled with more frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use is really taking a toll on our already winter-chapped hands. Not to fear - lotion to the rescue!