It is that time of year again when we wrestle with our sadness at losing the sight of the beautiful purple lavender but relish the thought of the freshly distilled oil and the scent as it is steamed.
Our lavender is cut and collected by hand and taken straight to our on site distillery to be distilled whilst it is at it's freshest. We watch the lavender carefully to ensure we harvest at its peak being careful not to leave it too long. It is put into the still and steam is passed through it, drawing out the oil within.
The steam condenses to water and the oil it brings with it floats the top. We leave it to settle and bottle ready for the shop! The distilled water, known as Hydrosol, also contains many of the beneficial qualities of the plant and oil and is available in the shop.