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Botanical Dyes from the Garden

Botanical Dyes from the Garden

Our first experience making botanical plant dyes from the garden was a success! We harvested rhubarb, willow, rowan berries and oregon grape which we boiled down to create our own dyes for our sachet fabrics. After completing the process, we used the fabric to make lavender sachets with plant-dyed cottons...
The Story of our Botanical Body Butter

The Story of our Botanical Body Butter

An entire growing season comes and goes before we have all the farm-grown ingredients needed to craft our Botanical Body Butter. The story begins in the spring, when the garden is coming alive again after the grey winter days in the valley. Moving into summer, we harvest rose petals, calendula...
Beating B.O. Naturally

Beating B.O. Naturally

Natural plant-based deodorants are a wonderful alternative to antiperspirants and commercial deodorants which clog sweat glands to stop perspiration, and often irritate the skin and respiratory tract. Natural deodorants instead look at the benefits out in nature to work with your body instead of against it.
How to Winterize your Lavender

How to Winterize your Lavender

Lavender originated in the sunny, hot and dry Mediterranean which means it can be difficult to keep it alive over our colder Canadian winter months. We made this short video with a couple of tips on how you can give your lavender plants their best chance of survival over the winter.
 
Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm Kelowna