About Us

I Love Lavender

ESTABLISHED IN 1997 AND STILL GOING STRONG

Here at Mt Baimbridge Lavender my aim is to provide the highest quality lavender products, dried lavender flowers and exceptional customer service.

Have a question? Prefer to buy over the phone? Give me a call on 0418 586 918.

About Lavender

Lavender is such a versatile plant. Its oil and dried flowers can be used to:

  • relax and calm
  • as pain relief from insect bites, burns, cuts and abrasions
  • to help relieve stress, allergies and rashes
  • induce sleep
  • help relieve dry skin and dandruff
  • deter unwanted pests
  • great in the tumble dryer to help freshen your clothes
  • can be added to your favourite recipe, yes that’s right, you can cook with it – but make sure you use the right variety
  • make a relaxing tea

Really, you could say it’s the ‘swiss army knife’ of the plant world.

The health properties of the lavender plant are renowned to be beneficial to your body, mind and spirit. Take a look at my products in the shop to see what you can try – you’ll become a lavender lover too.

Lavender is the healthy alternative.

HISTORY OF MT BAIMBRIDGE LAVENDER

Established in 1997 in Western Victoria, first as a herb and lavender farm and then specialising in lavender to cook with and also for craft uses. Originally, there was a farm shop but I’m sorry, I’m now not open to the public.

I’ve been growing lavender since the beginning. Culinary lavender is my focus and also the hardest one to grow, harvest and prune. It’s a low growing plant so that means backbreaking work. I also grow lavender for craft projects and to help me keep up supply, I have other growers who grow on my behalf under similar climate and growing conditions to me. So much lavender – no wonder everyone is relaxed and happy in my household.

I harvest the lavender in summer with a sickle. It’s a labour intensive exercise but the end product is much better. Whilst I grow to organic principles I’m not certified. I don’t use chemicals just lots of hand weeding and mulching.

The process: I keep watch on the maturing lavender flowers and weather from late November and when the weather and the flowers are right I harvest them. I cut bunches of lavender with a sickle and hang them up to dry in an airy shed. Once dried, I strip the lavender flowers from their stems, sieve them at least six times for culinary and up to three times for the craft dried flowers.

I do not distill every season as the demand is much greater for dried flowers, both culinary and craft lavender, than it is for the oil. The distilled oil lasts many years with no effect on quality.

It’s a lot of hard work but I love it.

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