What essential oils do we offer and/or use in our products, and from where do they come? First and foremost we are a small batch producer and we care about quality!
We used to grow lavender and so we know a thing or two about what makes for a good essential oil.
We do our best to source from Canada (and, specifically, Ontario), but the simple fact is that no farm in Canada produces enough oil to supply to small batch manufacturers. We require 50+ kgs of oil per year for product-making. We want you to know that we do source our oils and that the key to sourcing is buying direct from a farm that is family run and where the oil has been tested to ensure its high quality.
English Lavender, also known as Lavandula Angustifolia Essential Oil. Also known as True Lavender, it has a sweet scent and is considered more therapeutic. Historically developed for the English perfume industry, English varieties grow all over the world. We purchase this oil from lavender grown in New Zealand. This particular oil is low in linalool and camphor, and is considered the first hypoallergenic lavender essential oil to be produced. It is pharmaceutical quality and has won awards around the world. We also purchase English Lavender oil from a family farm in France.
French Lavender, also known as Lavandula Intermedia/Hybrida Essential Oil. French Lavender has a high camphor content and therefore has what can be described as a eucalyptus/lemony scent. Historically developed for the French perfume industry, French varieties grow all over the world. We purchase this oil from a family farm in France.
Click here to go to a page with more information about the differences between French and English lavender.
For some of our products we use essential oils from other plants. We take the same level of care of sourcing high quality (and tested) pure essential oils as we do with our lavender essential oils.