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!)…

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’…