Lavender Fields Forever Becomes Part of e3 Family
By Caryn Gehlmann
Peaceful, Calming, Serene – these are the three words I hear visitors use to describe their experience at our new lavender farm. In 2017, we became the proud owners of Lavender Fields Forever, located in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon. This working lavender farm cultivates, harvests and distills seven exceptional varieties of white, pink and blue/purple lavender for culinary use, crafting, and oil production.
This is the perfect partnership for e3, since lavender is one of our favorite essential oils and we’re thrilled to be a part of Southern Oregon’s agro-business community. We had a great first season this summer and enjoyed having hundreds of visitors, including local media like KDRV (Newswatch 12), KVTL (News 10) and The Mail Tribune.
Hopefully, you can visit us in 2018. You can harvest your own lavender bundles, shop at the farm store for handcrafted lavender products, or join us for one of our classes or distillation events. We are usually open mid-June through mid-August. (Click here for our hours, driving directions and class schedule.)
One of the things we enjoyed the most was our Distillation Workshops at Lavender Fields Forever. In these workshops you enjoy the process from beginning to end – starting with harvesting, trimming and then distilling the lavender. You distill both an essential oil and hydrosol, and bottle them. You’ll also learn about the history of lavender, its many properties, and why it is such a must-have essential oil. You’ll also get to take home your very own 10 ml bottle of essential oil and 8 oz. bottle of hydrosol distilled by the class. These were so popular that we’ll be adding even more classes next year.
The good news is even though the farm is only open a few short weeks during the summer, you can benefit from Lavender Fields Forever’s products all year long. Click here to take a look at some of our most popular items.
Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils on the market. It can be used on minor cuts to counter infection, to help eliminate insomnia, anxiety, mental fog, or to soothe headaches and bug bites. Make sure you’ve signed up for our newsletter for the latest tips on lavender and other essential oils, and for updates on the Lavender Fields Forever 2018 season.