Mixing & Matching
We are creators and experimenters, so over the years, in addition to our "all lavender" essential oil products, we have paired lavender with other sympathetic essential oils and fragrance oils to create a variety of pleasant blends. Generally, we find that lavender hides a bit, so usually the blends are five parts lavender and one or two parts other scents. If you want to experiment making blends yourself with your essential oils, you can start with this recipe and tweak it to your preference. Naming things is fun! Some of our blends have French-sounding names or what we refer to humorously as "Frenglish." (As you'll see in our family story there is a "French Connection" and it's also nice to put all those hours spent on high school French for use for something!) These eight blends are available in linen sprays, soy-wax candles and lovely lotion. They are as follows:
*June Perfume (Lavender & Honeysuckle) Created in 2017. In June the lavender blooms, and around the farm in a less auspicious place than the lavender field, honeysuckle blooms trail along the fence rows. So sweet. Brings back childhood memories. These two scents pair in an irresistible way.
L'air de Lavender (All Lavender) Simple favorite.
*Lavender Belle (Lavender, Lily of the Valley, & Gardenia) This is a fragrance homage to our lavender matriarch, Edith Williamson, whose favorite perfume is White Shoulders and who carried lily of the valley in her bridal bouquet. Created in 2014.
Lavande et Menthe (Lavender & Spearmint) Calms you down and wakes you up!
Lavender Sunshine (Lavender, Lemongrass & Sweet Orange) Created in 2010. Imagine standing in the lavender field on a sunny day. Loved by all!
*Lavender Vanilla (Lavender & Vanilla) created in 2018. Toasty vanilla enlivens the scent of lavender.
*Madame Lavender (Lavender & Rose) So classic. So elegant.
Monsieur Lavender (Lavender & Patchouli) a masculine delineation, yes, but we made it for our sister-in-law, so obviously ladies like patchouli too!
*We believe in the healthful, natural and healing properties of essential oils and when we can use them exclusively. But in a some cases, the flowers we love do not produce essential oils, so we do use fragrance oils for those. Currently the fragrances we use are rose (Madame), vanilla (Lavender & Vanilla), Lily of the Valley & Gardenia (Lavender Belle) and honeysuckle (June Bloom).