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Lavender Oil Distillation

Red Barn Lavender distills quality oils and hydrosols from lavender plants grown here on the farm with no use of sprays, pesticides or other inorganic treatments.

The essential oils are 100% natural and complete: they have not been adulterated with added oils, alcohol, or other chemicals; they have not been stripped or redistilled.

The lavender essential oil and hydrosol is used to make soaps and lotions, providing them with lavender’s natural qualities.

Lavender is distilled using the ‘dry steam’ method, meaning the plant material is not immersed in water during distillation. The lavender flower heads are sealed into a large stainless steel drum. Steam is slowly piped into  the drum with minimal pressure to keep the temperatures as low as possible. This method produces the highest quality essential oil and hydrosol.

The steam, carrying the water-soluble parts of the lavender plant and the oils, cools and condenses, separating into hydrosol (distilled plant water) and the essential oil.

Lavender oil has been used for centuries as an antiseptic, burn and scar treatment, insect repellant, and aromatic ingredient for perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, lotions, and household products.  The oil is also known for its calming properties. It is used in massage treatments, and to promote restful sleep.

Lavender hydrosol has a minute amount of essential oil plus all the water-soluble parts of the lavender plant. It contains a diluted form of the same qualities and can be used in much the same way as the essential oil. 

Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil has been used for centuries as an antiseptic, burn and scar treatment, insect repellant, and ingredient in perfume, cosmetics, household products, soaps and lotions.  The oil is also known for its calming properties. It is used in massage treatments, and to promote restful sleep.

e    Put a few drops on your vacuum filter to freshen the room while vacuuming

e    Put a few drops into a warm bath and relax

e    For fast absorption, massage a few drops into the bottoms of your feet

e    Dab a few drops onto your temples for a headache treatment

Uses for Lavender Hydrosol

Lavender hydrosol contains a minute amount of essential oil plus the water-soluble parts of the lavender plant. It can be used in much the same way as the essential oil. 

e    Mist on your face as a cleanser or toner

e    Pour a bit into your bath, both for relaxation and a dry skin remedy

e    Spritz on your pillow case before you go to sleep

e    Spray on your linens when you iron

e    Use as a natural, non-chemical room deodorizer


Red Barn Lavender · 3106 Thornton Road, Ferndale, WA 98248 · (360) 393-7057 · For inquiries, send email to info@ redbarnlavender.com.

 
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Last modified: 01/22/14