Lavender

Lavender is available for u-pick July through September. 

Bouquets are $5 for all you can fit in an eight-inch twist tie. Baskets, snips, and twist ties are provided. 

 

We grow certified organic lavender for unique fragrance, essential oil, and culinary use. Throughout summer we distill five of our eight varieties using a copper distiller. Copper preserves the sweetest notes and provides a natural anti-bacterial environment. We offer pure lavender essential oil and hydrosol in our farm store along with lavender scented bath products ~ all blended and bottled on the farm.

There are some things though, I know for certain. Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.

~Practical Magic

Growing

Lavender prefers full sun and sandy loam, well-draining soil. Plant in spring or fall. Mix a handful of bone meal into the soil at planting. Water well the first year and sparingly in subsequent years. Lavender is drought tolerant and susceptible to root rot when too wet. Rainfall in the Pacific Northwest is ample once plants reach maturity. 

Harvesting

Using a hand sickle, we harvest lavender July-August for drying and essential oil distillation. For fresh bouquets or dried bundles, harvest when the first few flowers have bloomed. Hang upside down to dry for 10-14 days. For essential oil distillation, the optimum time to harvest is when half of the flowers have withered. 

Pruning

After harvesting, we trim each lavender plant to about one inch above the woody part of the stem. Lavender responds well to pruning. It tends to become lanky and woody too soon if not pruned properly.

Lavender Products

Available exclusively in our store at the farm.

All products are grown, dried, distilled, blended and packaged on the farm. 

 

Pure Lavender Essential Oil

Available in 10ml and 30ml

Lavandula Angustifolia (English): Melissa, Sachet, Mitcham Gray

Lavandula x intermedia (Lavandin): Grosso, Provence, Fred Boutin

Enjoy the soothing scent of lavender. Enhance your own bath and aromatherapy products with pure essential oil from certified organic lavender grown and distilled at Wilderbee Farm. We offer six distinct varieties of essential oil. For a sweet and floral fragrance we recommend Melissa, Sachet and Mitcham Gray. For hints of eucalyptus, mint and citrus try Grosso, Provence, or Fred Boutin. External use only. Do not ingest.

 

Lavender Milk & Honey Lotion

8 fl. oz. pump

2 fl. oz. travel size

Nourish skin with milk and honey lotion blended with our pure lavender essential oil.

Base: Organic Aloe Juice, Rose Distillate, Organic Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Witch Hazel Water, Milk Powder, Vitamin E, Grape Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Honey, Xanthan Gum, Organic White Willow Bark Extract, Organic Neem Seed Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Alcohol, Tetrasodium EDTA

 

Lavender Frisky Feet Lotion

8 fl. oz.

This lotion was created to reinvigorate! Use daily to heal dry, cracked skin and maintain healthy feet. Blended with our pure lavender essential oil.

Base: Organic Aloe, Rose; Oils: Organic Coconut, Grape Seed, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Wild Oregano, Basil, Cinnamon Leaf, Geranium, Sweet Almond, Organic Hemp Seed, Neem Seed; Extracts: Organic Green Tea, Organic White Willow Bark, Rosemary, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Phenoxyethanol, White Vinegar, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, May contain sodium bicarbonate or citric acid

 

Lavender Soother Balm

.35 fl. oz. roller ball applicator

Light and soothing. Made with 20% pure lavender essential oil and 80% spa oil to provide the perfect blend of sweet fragrance and silky feel. Roll-on as a cologne or apply to temples to soothe headaches and relax.

Base: Coconut, jojoba, meadowfoam, and vitamin E oils with pure essential oil from certified organic lavender grown and distilled at Wilderbee Farm. External use only. Do not use as lip balm.

 

Lavender Lip Balm

Silky soft lip balm with just a kiss of our sweetest lavender essential oil.

Base: safflower oil, beeswax, castor seed oil, shea butter, organic coconut oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E, may contain citric acid.

 

Lavender Bath Salts

4 oz. by volume

Epsom & French Sea Salts including a vial of pure lavender essential oil to add as you wish.

(Approximately enough for two baths).

 

Lavender Sachets

Sachet & Provence lavender buds in a 3x4 inch organza sachet bag.

Lightly scrunch to release more fragrance.

 

Lavender Floral Water Spritzers

2 fl. oz.

Use as a skin toner or a fabric and room fragrance. Pure lavender hydrosol.

For external use only. Do not ingest.

 

Dried Lavender Buds

Royal Velvet culinary lavender tin .5 oz. net wt.

Sachet & Provence mix 2.25 oz. net wt. 

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Our Varieties

 

 

 

English {Lavandula Angustifolia} 

 

1. Melissa 

Early summer bloomer

Pink, light fragrance

Best floral essential oil

 

2. Royal Velvet 

Early summer bloomer

Dark purple, sweet fragrance

Best culinary

 

3. Sachet 

Early summer bloomer

Violet-blue, sweet fragrance

Best sachets

 

4. Mitcham Gray 

Early summer bloomer

Deep violet, mild fragrance

Best dried bouquet!

 

Lavandin {Lavandula x intermedia}

 

5. Grosso 

Mid-summer bloomer

Light purple, classic fragrance

Best classic essential oil

 

6. Provence 

Mid-summer bloomer

Highly fragrant violet flowers

Sachets, essential oil

 

7. Hidcote Giant

Mid-summer bloomer

Dark purple, strong fragrance

Long stem for dried bouquets

 

8. Fred Boutin 

Late bloomer

Light blue, mild fragrance

Sachets, essential oil

Favorite Recipe

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup softened Kerry Gold butter (8 oz)

⅔ cup powdered sugar

1 ¾ cup flour

1 Tbsp vanilla bean paste

1 Tbsp culinary lavender

Coarse sugar for sprinkling

 

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until fluffy.

  • Add vanilla bean paste, flour, and lavender.

  • Mix until dough comes together. 

  • Place dough on a large sheet of plastic wrap.

  • Shape into a log 3 inches in diameter and roll up.

  • Place in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

  • When ready to bake preheat oven to 350˚F.

  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • Cut ¼ inch thick cookies from chilled log and place on cookie sheets. Work quickly so the dough doesn’t soften.

  • Sprinkle each cookie with coarse sugar and press down lightly.

  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are just barely brown.

  • Cool on wire racks.

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