ESSENTIALLY LAVENDER

Naturally Handcrafted ​Lavender Products

Essentially Lavender began when the owners, Bill and Cathy Kirk, purchased a beautiful farm in Bruce County in 2012 featuring rolling hills, pastures, woodlots, a pond and a river. The farm was originally settled in 1869 and has evolved with various crops and creatures, the most recent being horses, sheep, cattle and elk. The newest evolution is, of course, lavender and bees. ​ Looking for a new challenge and a change in lifestyle, Bill and Cathy continue to work to create an oasis where you can come and relax in the luxury of lavender while enjoying a country setting.

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Uses of Lavender

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Plant

Lavender is used as a garden plant to add colour, texture and aroma to the landscape.  It can be cut for fresh and dried bouquets and can be used for many crafts such as wreaths, sachets and pillows. Lavender attracts many pollinators to the garden such as bees and butterflies.

Pick up your lavender plants at the farm to add to your landscape.

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Body and Health Care

The skin conditioning properties of lavender and its pleasant aroma make it natural ingredient for use in body care products such as lotions, creams and soaps.  With its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities it's perfect for use in many balms and yoga and sport sprays.  Since lavender is a natural relaxant it is used as a sleep aid and in bath salts and oils to promote a relaxing and restorative bath.

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Culinary

Lavender has been used as an herb since the 12th century.  Lavender can be used in beverages such as lemonade, teas, wines and hot chocolate.  It is also used in many baked goods such as cookies, cakes, muffins and scones.  

Lavender acts as a flavour enhancer in many meat, poultry and fish dishes and can be used in salad dressings, vinegars and jams.