Imagine a huge field of lavender in full bloom, bathed in the soft morning light of a glorious June day. Feel the gentle breeze carrying its delicate and alluring scent. Now place this field in the magnificent Sonoma Valley of northern California, and you’ve set the scene for harvest time at the Sonoma Lavender company, creators of premium quality lavender gifts.
Family-owned and operated, Sonoma Lavender cultivates about five acres of lavender—that’s about 7,000 lavender plants. Proprietors Rebecca and Gary, along with their two children, plant, tend, harvest, and carefully dry the crop. Then local artisans take over, hand-crafting the company’s unique product line, ranging from wreaths and other decorative accessories, to pillows and sachets, to their “spa line” of products.
Types of lavender ~ According to owner Rebecca, English lavender, Lavendula angustifolia, has a sweet, flowery aroma and is used in the company’s bath products and lotions. “Provence” and “Grosso” varieties of lavender, both widely grown in Provence, France, are less floral and more herb-like in fragrance, and lend an appealing but not-too-sweet scent to sachets and pillows.
Lavender’s attributes ~ What makes lavender so special? First of all, lavender is considered the most important aroma in aromatherapy, an ancient art that is just now becoming popular in this country. Lavender is known for its “balancing” properties. If you are weary and have low energy, lavender is energizing; if you are feeling overstressed, lavender is calming and soothes frazzled nerves. Lavender revitalizes the body and tends the spirit, bringing you back to a state of balance.
SONOMA LAVENDER BODY LOTION contains pure lavender essential oil to promote new cell growth and antioxidant vitamins A and E aid in skin repair and elasticity. Our herbal blend soothes and heals dry, irritated skin while nourishing mango seed butter nourishes and moisturizes.8 oz. BA0000
SONOMA LAVENDER HAND CREME: An innovative blend of natural ingredients, our antioxidant-rich, restorative hand crème is designed to markedly improve the texture of dry, active hands. 6 oz. BA0011
SONOMA LAVENDER & PEPPERMINT FOOTBALM: This extra-moisturizing treatment soothes and restores tired, overworked feet. Peppermint and lavender essential oils rejuvenate and mango butter deeply moisturizes. 6 oz. BA0012
SONOMA LAVENDER HAND & BODY WASH: Healing, mood-elevating lavender essential oil in an irresistible flower infusion. Gentle coconut cleansing formula is effective and nourishing with vitamins E and A. 8 oz. BA0001
SONOMA LAVENDER BUBBLE BATH: This luxurious, richly foaming and naturally fragrant bubble bath is made with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Our coconut cleansing formula is gentle and effective. 12 oz. BA0029
SONOMA LAVENDER SEA SALT SCRUB: Exfoliate, moisturize, pamper and detox in one exhilarating lavender skin treatment. Fine sea salt draws toxins from the body as anti-oxidant oils deeply moisturize and nourish the skin. Grapeseed oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E and lavender essential oil. Large 24 oz. jar. BA0008
SONOMA LAVENDER SPRAY MISTcan be used on linens to aid sleep, to naturally freshen stale air in an airplane, hotel room or bathroom, or sprayed on your face for a refreshing lift — pure lavender essential oil (Lavendula Officinalis) hydrates skin, leaving it refreshed and glowing. 4 oz. BA0002
SONOMA LAVENDER MASSAGE OILcontains lavender essential oil to heal and smooth the skin. The grapeseed oil and vitamin E have super anti-oxidants, sweet almond oil is rich in cell-building protein, and jojoba oil deeply moisturizes and improves elasticity. 4 oz. BA0005