Lavender use goes back centuries. The first recorded uses were by the Egyptians in the mummification process. The Greeks and Romans had many uses for it including bathing, cooking, perfumes, insect repellant and healing wounds. The name came from the Latin lavare which means to wash.
Why use lavender today? It is an anti-inflammatory and has anti-bacterial and analgesic properties. It helps lessen hyperactivity, especially in children. Good for depression. Is a natural insect repellant, and besides all this it smells good!
We love lavender! Our name comes from a line in the song America the Beautiful, "Purple mountains majesty". We call ourselves an Urban Farm because we are located on a city lot in downtown Denver, Colorado. Come summer and the heat brings the blooms and the bees. Sit in the garden, take a deep breath and relax.
Our garden is all natural, no chemicals used. Most of our plants are of the English Lavender varieties, Munstead and Hidcote. They seem to do better with the colder winters. They also have a sweeter fragrance. We try to get two harvests a year, so we don't have to supplement our supplies from outside sources.
All of our products are handcrafted in our basement workshop. We hope you enjoy using them as much as we enjoy making them!