Here is a video we just took (July 2019) of our lavender and our special bee guests, before we are set to harvest.
At CP Farms we grow and harvest the Provence culinary variety of lavender. Culinary lavender is ideal to use whole or ground in all sweet and savory dishes. Its unique and fresh scent can freshen up your drawers, closets or any room in the house. Lavender is also a natural deterrent for pests! We harvest each July and hang to dry in a clean environment. After the drying is complete our Lavender is ready for market. Click here to purchase our Lavender Sachets. Our Lavender is grown without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
Check out our recipe page by clicking here and our recipe for Herbs de Provence using our Culinary Lavender.
Click here to download our Lavender Oil Brochure
Click here to download our Lavender Hydrosol Information Sheet
Lavender Hydrosol and Pure Lavender Essential Oil.
Our Pure Lavender Essential Oil is produced by a steam distillation process. Materials from the plant are placed in a section in the distiller above the rainwater. The mixture is then brought to a boil and steam is produced. Steam is used to rupture the oil membranes in the plant and release the essential oil. Steam distillation is the preferred method for Lavender Oil Extraction. Condensation produced by the steam through the “cooler” portion of the distiller is collected and the essential oil floats on the top of the rainwater in a thin film and are then separated. The rainwater and oil that remain after the process are known as a hydrosol. Hydrosols are therefore a byproduct of the steam distillation process, not to be confused with a floral water. Click here to purchase our Pure Lavender Essential Oil or here to purchase our Lavender Hydrosol.
We use no pesticides and killers on our farm and we distill with rain water.
Lavender for Skin Care: Lavender has many healing properties and is especially known for helping in healing the skin. It's effectiveness in treating burns was first discovered by French biochemist René Gattefossé when he cooled his hand in a handy vat of lavender after burning it in a lab accident. This storied burn healed so quickly, and without scarring, that it is often cited as a seminal event in the birth a modern aromatherapy. (Balch, 89) To treat skin abrasions first clean the affected area with warm water with 5 drops of lavender diluted in a bowl. Apply one neat drop of lavender and leave to heal. Acne responds to gentle herbal oil treatments that are much lighter and less harsh than over-the-counter chemicals. Lavender skin care products are ideal for oily and combination skin. Dot essential oils of lavender on blemishes to kill bacteria. Lavender oil is an effective antiseptic. A lavender massage on the chest and lymph nodes is relaxing and helps kill germs. A few drops of lavender essential oil make a good balancing and sweet smelling perfume.
Pure Lavender Essential Oil all by itself heals burns and infections and is great for skin care as well.
Click here to purchase our Lavender Sachet Bags! There are many uses for our Provence Lavender Sachets. Besides being culinary lavender (used for cooking, you can also use them in drawers for a lovely scent, hang in your closet to repel moths or put in a pillowcase to aid relaxation, just to name a few. Squeeze them lightly and enjoy the healing properties of lavender. Check out our recipe page for Herbs de Provence.
Our Lavender Hydrosol can be used in many ways:
to clean and disinfect all hard surfaces, sinks, counters, floors, refrigerators and on and on. It can be put in a spray bottle and used to lightly mist your face, body and hair. Our Lavender Hydrosol can also be used as an Anti-Itch Spray, Air Freshening Spray and can be sprayed on linens and clothes too! Our Lavender Hydrosol can also be used as a wound spray to help promote the healing of minor wounds, to calm and sooth babies, as a facial toner, as a Men's aftershave, as a Styptic, an Anti-Inflammatory and chilled or warmed to be used in place of water for compresses.
Click here to download our Lavender Hydrosol Information Sheet for more information.
Lavender Hydrosol 16oz with sprayer top
16 oz. bottle
Lavender Hydrosol is a natural and (technically speaking) permanent colloidal suspension of a small amount of essential lavender oil in a large volume of water. We neither add-to nor dilute the lavender hydrosol in any way.
Hydrosols are a unique product that is made in the distillation process and can not be recreated synthetically. They contain minute, but effective amounts of essential oils and can be used in many different ways, for instance as an air freshener, room mist, as a spray to keep you cool and refreshed. Our Lavender Hydrosols are also created using rainwater which sets it apart from any others on the market.
Click here to download our Lavender Hydrosol brochure.
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We understand the frustrations that come with shipping charges, please note the following:
Your package will be shipped using USPS flat rate shipping which is insured, trackable and usually arrives within 3 business days, depending on your location. If you prefer shipping via an alternative source, please phone your order in to us at 805-226-9528 or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we find a lower shipping rate for your order, after the order has been placed, we will refund you the difference.
For larger orders, please call us so we can research the best shipping options for you, based on the weight of the order and its destination. We want to offer you the best rates we can find.
As always, you are welcome to pick your order up at the farm. Our Tasting Room is now open on Saturdays and Sundays between 12 – 4pm. We’d love for you to stop by and try our products.