Distillation at home: Distilling herbs for hydrosol

Have you ever wanted to distill your own herbs at home? What about doing your own herbal infusions? Distilling herbs at home is fun and rewarding. Even with a small still, you can enjoy a little essential oil and lots of hydrosol, or floral water. And if you don’t have access to a still (yet!)…

Distilling lavender hydrosol

7 reasons to keep half gallons of hydrosol handy

The more we distill lavender hydrosol, the more we realize how wonderful it is. Over the years, essential oils and their many uses have become more well known. Hydrosol, however, also known as floral water or distillate, is still making its debut in the public eye. Back in the early days of distillation, hydrosol –…

Lavandin

Lavandin: A rich species

On our high desert organic farm, we’re growing nearly 5 acres of lavender, and 50% of the lavender we grow is Lavandula x. intermedia. In other words, we grow lots of Lavandin. As a late-season species, this is the last of the lavender we harvest in the summer. We harvest ‘True Grosso’, ‘Super’, ‘Impress Purple’…

A Lavender Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re spending it with your sweetie, celebrating with your friends, or planning the perfect “Me Day” – nothing says love like lavender. From sweet treats to delightful decór, dried lavender will add a special something to your Valentine’s Day plans. Here are five ways to infuse your day of love with lavender…

Fresh and clean: DIY natural lavender cleaning products

Are you feeling fresh? The New Year is a clean slate, a fresh start. A horizon for new possibilities. Whether you’re into resolution-making, or you’re simply feeling ready for a new beginning, New Year is the perfect time for deciding what you want and creating space to make it happen. Turn your home into a fresh…

Hand-picked stocking stuffers and holiday gift box collections

Help Santa fill the stockings of your loved ones with sensibly-grown products they’ll love. Mix and match to create a stockin’ full o’ fun. Here are my top ten favorite tiny gifts, made right here in Palisade, CO. Paola’s top ten stocking stuffers Lavender Hand & Body Lotion – Infused with lavender essential oil, this creamy rich…

Lavender Essential Oil Quality

Lavender essential oil: Quality is scientific

For thousands of years, cultures around the globe have harnessed the power of plants. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find advanced distillation technologies that help us squeeze the properties out of plants that benefit our mind, body and soul. Potent. Medicine. Essential oils. Here at Sage Creations Organic Farm, we steam distill lavender and…

Lavender Hydrosol

Distillation: The Transformative Art

Do you ever wonder how a bushy, flowering plant becomes a tiny bottle of oil? The distillation process is nothing short of an art form, uniting the farmer, the fancy machinery, patience and care. Many months and muscles later, the lavender buds are transformed into a super-concentrated liquid aroma: essential oil. The lavender plant is…