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Putting the power of lavender in perspective.

Ancient texts tell us that lavender essential oil has been used for medicinal and religious purposes for over 2,500 years. The Egyptians used it for mummification and as a perfume. The Romans used it for bathing, cooking and for scenting the air.And, quite possibly the most famous usage of all, Mary used it to anoint [...]

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The Ancient Roots of Fragrant Medicine A History of Aromatherapy

I'd like to share an amazing article by an amazing professor.  Here is a small piece of the article.  Be sure to click on the link for the full article. A hundred years later the European alchemists of the 15th century, including Paracelsus, continued to perfect the process of distillation and added many new essential oils, [...]

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Sixth Annual Central Coast Lavender Festival

                             The sixth annual Central Coast Lavender Festival will held in the Downtown Paso Robles City Park on July 12, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free event celebrates the lavender industry–an emerging local product–and features lavender producers from throughout the county, who will serve tastes of lavender cuisine, sampling of lavender oils, dipping sauces, [...]

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Great memories from the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival.

What an amazing festival we had in Ojai Valley last weekend.  It was a beautiful day with so many extraordinary crafts, food, music and lavender.  Thank you to all of our lavender friends who stoped by to say hello and visit for a while.  Our family really enjoyed seeing familiar faces and making new friends.  We [...]

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A bit of this and a dab of that... Blending herbs in the lab is one of my passions.

What a fabulous day in lab today doing what I love, blending and formulating! We are busy as little Bee's as we prepare our lavender goods for the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival that takes place this weekend in beautiful Ojai, California. One of my favorite festivals. We will have some special festival treats for you and [...]

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Meet our Mothers Day Contest Winner!

Lupita is overjoyed by all your votes this mother's day and is very grateful to CCLF for the lovely gifts they sent her. She is excited to come visit next month when all the lavender is in bloom. Thank you for the opportunity for her to win such a sweet smelling gift basket!Hello Lavender Fans. [...]

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Birth of Aromatherapy

Birth of AromatherapyBorn in Montchat near Lyon in 1881, René-Maurice Gattefossé is regarded as the Father of Aromatherapy and inventor of the word itself.A famous French chemist and scholar, in 1910 he discovered the virtues of the essential oil of lavender. Gattefosse was working in the laboratories of the cosmetics firm owned and named after [...]

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Hello Sweet Valentine!

Valentine’s is here again so now would be the perfect time to talk about the more loving essential oils that are perfect for romantic evenings with that someone special.Three of the most popular and well known essential oils in aromatherapy that provoke feelings of pleasure, sensuality and loving moods and help [...]

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