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All About Roses

All About Roses

In early June, our first big harvest of the year begins - roses. Through steam distillation we extract incredibly sweet-smelling rose hydrosol from our 100 rose bushes on the farm, rich in anti-inflammatory properties which minimize redness and irritation of the skin. Rosewater is also delicious in cooking, and makes a...
Behind the Distillation

Behind the Distillation

On our farm, we extract essential oils and hydrosols from nearly 15 different aromatic herbs, plants and trees using traditional steam distillation. We only distill the plants that we grow ourselves, and all of the distilling is done on-site in small batches to ensure we achieve the highest quality of...
The Story of our Lavender Hand & Body Salve

The Story of our Lavender Hand & Body Salve

The story of our Lavender Hand & Body Salve begins long before the finished product appears on our shelves. While only containing two ingredients, each one is a result of a unique and labour intensive process, taking place right here on our farm and across the ocean in Togo, West Africa.
The Replant & The Reward

The Replant & The Reward

We have been growing lavender on our farm since 1999 and distilling it for essential oil and hydrosol since 2001. While we have gained an incredible amount of knowledge since then, we continually learn more about this fascinating herb. We discover better ways to distill it and explore new ways...
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