The Benefits of Lavender

Lavender has been used for centuries as a perfume and for its calming and medicinal properties.

Prevent colds, flu and fevers

Lavender resists germs and soothes congestion.

  • Place several drops of lavender essential oil on a tissue or handkerchief and take several deep breaths of the essence throughout the day.
  • Alternatively, place a few drops of lavender essential oil in a pot of water on the stove to simmer.

Heal cuts, scrapes, burns, bug bites and eczema

Lavender essential oil encourages rapid healing and prevents infections in minor cuts and scrapes, and soothes burns and eczema.

  • Apply one to two drops of lavender oil on a cotton ball, along with one drop of tea tree oil. Dab it on affected area, repeat as necessary, using a fresh cotton ball each time.

Create soothing bath and bedtime routines

Lavender encourages relaxation at every age.

  • Use two to three drops of lavender oil and one to two drops of chamomile oil in a warm bath (Adjust to 1:1 for infants).
  • Place a few drops of lavender essential oil on pillow cases to enjoy stress-free sleep.

Repel insects and stale odors

Lavender is an insect repellent.

  • Use lavender sachets to keep closets and drawers fresh smelling and keep away moths and other bugs away from linens and woolens.

Enhance flavors

Culinary lavender is a flavor enhancer.

  • In the same family as mint and rosemary, but slightly stronger, use lavender to flavor both sweet and savory dishes.   

Steep lavender buds in warm milk or cream before making ice cream, whipped cream or crème brulee. Combine lavender with soft cheeses such as goat cheese or bake with brie.

The best cooking lavender varieties are the angustifolias, as other varieties can taste bitter.

 Lavender Hydrosol

Lavender Hill Farms is proud to continue distilling our own lavender oil and hydrosol.
It takes appropriately 25 plants worth of lavender to produce 50 ml of essential oil and a few pints of hydrosol.
Hydrosol is an amazing co-product of our steam distillation process. The water soluble components of the plants and flowers are concentrated in this clear unique liquid. Hydrosol has the same pH as skin making it a remarkably soothing treatment for all types of burns including sunburn!  Rashes, acne, eczema, cuts, and all sorts of skin irritation, inflammations and abrasions can be helped very effectively with lavender hydrosol.
Since it is a effective insect repellent, it is a natural choice that is safe for adults, children and pets!
Spray it on your animals for a superior and nature flea and tick repellent. Hydrosol contains up to 10% lavender oil, so it can also treat “hot spots” on your dog or cat!
Our hydrosol is never diluted or altered – pure and natural and made exclusively with our hand harvested lavender.