Farm Stand & U-Pick open Seasonally. Lavender Oil Distillation demonstrations daily. Self guided tour of working lavender farm and distillery. Demonstration garden of medicinal herbs and lavender varieties. Check our website for workshops and celebrations.
Our farm was created from a dear love of nature and an absolute appreciation of Lavender. My name is Lila and I live in Paso Robles, Ca. along side the Salinas River. With my husband, Kevin and daughter Abigail, our farming has been a true work of love and devotion as we progress with our field of 20,000 plus Lavender growing in our primary fields.This year we have expanded our Lavender Farm with the addition of our Culinary Lavender Field, demonstration garden and cottage.
We grow several varieties of Lavender, in both the intermedias and the angustifolias for their fine oil producing properties and fine culinary features. We distill our essential oils here at the fields. Our Lavadin and Lavender essential oil's are of the highest quality. Our Culinary division has expanded to include several new varieties including the 'Provence' lavender along with sweet 'Melissa' and 'Betty's Blue' just to name a few. Our working demonstration gardens with herbs and spices are an amazing annual show. With noble edible flowers and heirloom vegetable's a carry the true traditions of a family farm specializing in Lavender and the uses of this extraordinary herb.
We distill our own oil here on site in our 50 gallon copper still. Central Coast Lavender uses an old artisan technique of hydro steam distillation in a simple low pressure, small lot process. It is with this age old method that we are able to get the highest quality oil possible. From this we arrive at a 100% pure Lavender Essential Oil. For more information on this fascinating process visit our 'Discover Distillation' page.
Unlike most commercial processes, we only use the flowers or 'bud' from the Lavender and not the stems and pieces. By distilling only the precious 'bud' we are able to use the rest of the plant in many beneficial ways. The by product called 'Hydrosols' is an amazing natural cleaning product with a variety of uses. Even the 'spent' bud's from the distillation process are again re-used by many as a mulch in beds of plants and horses. The natural properties yield themselves to keeping fungus to fleas, flies and pest away.
One of my favorite uses of this amazing essential oil is the products that we create. With this healing oil, I hand make all of our soaps here at the fields using Natural Goats Milk, Shea Butter, and Hemp Seed Oil. I also make a unique lotion for the hands and body. These lotions moisturize and heal with the infusion of Lavender Essential Oil. Our products extend into candles, sachets, Lavender pillows and eye masks. I can also customize that perfect Gift set or basket for those special moments and that certain someone.
Here at the fields we pride ourselves in hand made, hand wrapped,