Thursday, December 30, 2010

Beautiful blue sky, nary a cloud!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

BULK Lavender SALE!!

There is still some time to take advantage of our Sale on our certified organic Bulk Lavender! Don't miss the opportunity to save big $ on this great lavender. Make you or your friends sachets, sleep-aids, eye pillows, or fill your house with the wonderful warm fragrance of organic Lavender. Lavender helps calm stress & encourages "restful sleep". Check it out

Friday, December 24, 2010

Can Reindeer fly, or do they just think they can? http://huff.to/h5IPKJ

Monday, December 20, 2010

6" new snow overnight. working on 10" on the ground. So pretty and quiet here...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

BLACK FRIDAY Sale!

Hey Folks, don't miss out on our BLACK FRIDAY Sale!
Save over 40% on some of your favorite Lavender items!!!

Need a $$$ Saving Gift Pack for the Holidays??
Check these out!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Win Free lavender oil and Spice Blend!

CONTEST TIME!!! Win a bottle of "BEST of OREGON Blend" lavender angustifolia oil & a bottle of "HOOD RIVER LAVENDER SPICE BLEND"!
Simply post your plans for Halloween on our Facebook Page, even if its staying home glued to the tube (boring!). Random winner will be drawn from all posts on Sunday Oct. 31st at Noon PST. GOOD LUCK!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Heirloom Apple Celebration this weekend in Hood River! Its a great time!! http://bit.ly/a23CNc
Heirloom Apple Celebration this weekend in Hood River! Its a great time!! http://bit.ly/a23CNc
Heirloom Apple Celebration this weekend in Hood River! Its a great time!! http://bit.ly/a23CNc
Heirloom Apple Celebration this weekend in Hood River! Its a great time!! http://bit.ly/a23CNc
Heirloom Apple Celebration this weekend in Hood River! Its a great time!! http://bit.ly/a23CNc

Saturday, October 02, 2010

enjoying another gorgeous morning here. Lots of birds singing, fresh roasted coffee, 0 clouds... blissful

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Had a great trip drifting the upper Klickitat river yesterday. 80+ degrees, awesome scenery!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

How to use lavender oil for asthma: http://bit.ly/cgh3Gq

Friday, September 03, 2010

Distilling lavender variety "Super" this am...smells heavenly!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

2010 Lavender oils are now ready, I think the best we ever offered! http://bit.ly/bzOKL9

Friday, August 13, 2010

Distilling fresh Helichrysum this morning. Looks like a good crop this year!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Record hailstone in SD...1.94 lbs.! http://bit.ly/dt8ux4

Monday, July 26, 2010

Distilling "Violet Intrique" lavender for oil today, Terrific oil! Luv those lavenders from down-under

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Unbelievably gorgeous here this am! Calm, unlimited visability, and the lavender bloom is at its peak!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival!


2010 6th Annual Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival!
July 10 & 11, 2010

Live Music, BBQ, 20+ Art/Artisan Vendors, Kid's Activities, Wines, Lavender Sorbet, Ladybug Release Party, Massage Therapists, Craft Classes, Alpacas, and thousands of Certified Organic Lavender available for U-PICK!

You do NOT want to miss this! Bigger & better every year! Bring a blanket or beach chair and chill in 1 of the coolest places in Hood River!

Music Schedule:
Saturday
1:00-4:00 Ben Bonham & The Hapa Hillbillies
Saturday 4:00-7:00pm The Legendary Moe Dixon

Sunday
11:30-2:00 Richard Tillinghast & Onehum
2:30-5:00pm Kate Power & Steve Einhorn


Vendor List:
Feather Jewelry
The Soap Chest
Jean's Creations
Bob Koch Fine Photography
Doppio Coffee & Gelato
KV Studio
C.J. Designs
Magical Forest Friends
Merriann Bell
Coffee Pot People
Made to Massage
Pisces Pottery
It's So Easel
Hand Painted Clothing
Rag-A-Muffin Purses
Muir Mobile Massage
Cathedral Ridge Winery
The Shop of Jim Hall
Teacher Janet @ Our Children's Place
Apple Valley BBQ
Saw Tooth Roadhouse
Good Fortune Alpacas

Visit the webpage for links and videos

Download a Poster

Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival- a celebration of Lavender
Oregon Tourist Attraction
and listed on the
National Geographic's CENTRAL CASCADE'S GEOTOURISM MAP

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Win a $25.00 Gift Certificate!


CONTEST TIME!!! Lavender Seeds are quite small. By looking at the 6 circled seeds next to a penny in the picture above, guess what the average amount of seeds are in a packet, approximately 1 teaspoon full. The correct, or closest to correct guess will win a $25.00 gift certificate for any Lavender product from our website. Contest will end on Friday, May 21st at 7:00 PM PST. Feel free to invite your friends to participate.
GOOD LUCK!!!

Keep up on all of our contests by becoming a fan on Hood River Lavender's Facebook Page

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Spring Bliss & Annual Plant Sale


Start Time: Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 10:00am
End Time: Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 5:00pm
Location: 3801 Straight Hill Rd, Hood River, OR 97031

Hood River Lavender Farms invites you to sample some lavender “Gorge Wind” tea and our famous lavender Scones. We are also releasing our New "Lavender Cherry-Pear Marmalade" & "Lavender Pepper Jelly" (and we are not too proud to say they are awesome!). Take home rare Organic Lavender plants, we even have some of own Proprietary variety- "Mt. Hood". The Lavender retail shoppe is opening this weekend and will stay open for the remainder of the season.
Hood River Lavender Farms
Admission: Free
Map: here
This is also the Hood River County Blossom Festival Weekend. There are lots of special events going on in the valley, with something to do for everyone.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Win a Free Organic Lavender Parfum!


Hood River Lavender Contest Time! Win an Organic Lavender Parfum!

Post & share on our Facebook Page your 1st memory of Lavender. It can be many years ago, or yesterday. We will number all the posts and take a random drawing for a winner. Winner will be drawn on Saturday, March 20.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

March Specials


Spring is a time of Renewal, a fresh start, the beginning of another year. While it may still look like Winter outside your window, you can start the Spring mood inside! Our Spring Mood Lifter gift may be just your ticket. We have 3-Lavender Dryer Bags to refresh your linens & personals with the warm aroma of summer flowers, an Embroidered Lavender Sachet to add to your drawer or linen closet, our Refreshing Lavender Spritzer to fill a room or bedding with the relaxing power of certified organic Lavender, and our favorite Lavender Soap to take you and your bathroom to the warm fields of Summer blooms. Ahh...

New Pups for March!
We have a number of New Lavender Pups & Bears available and in a very limited supply!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Win a $25.00 Gift Certificate!


CONTEST TIME: WIN a $25.00 gift certificate! To enter simply Suggest our Hood River Lavender Page to at least 1, or ALL of your friends, then post how many you suggested. Random drawing for the Gift Certificate on Thursday, Feb. 25th. Good Luck!!

Become a fan of Hood River Lavender on Facebook!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lavender Oil proven to help with hair loss

Overview
Lavender oil can help your hair grow. Many people lose their hair because of a medical condition called alopecia areata. Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to reject its hair follicles as foreign objects. Lavender oil is a natural product to help treat this disease. A sense of calm is a bonus!

Benefits
The essential oil aids in hair growth as well as treats sleeplessness, stress and anxiety. It can also help stop hair loss.The lavender flower has a sweet, soft scent and is where the essential oil is extracted from. Lavender oil is regenerative and found in hair formulas for all types of hair and scalp conditions.

Research
A study by a group of dermatologists in Scotland showed that 44 percent of alopecia patients who were tested experienced new hair growth when they massaged their scalp daily with lavender and other essential oils for seven months.


The essential oil blend included lavender, thyme, rosemary, cedarwood and the carrier oils jojoba and grapeseed. A carrier oil dilutes the essential oils and aids in the delivery of their healing properties without irritation.

Treatment
To make an essential oil blend like the one used in the study, mix 3 drops of lavender oil, 3 drops of rosemary oil, 2 drops of thyme oil, 2 drops of cedarwood oil, 4 tsp. of grapeseed oil and a half-tsp. of jojoba oil. Most essential oils come with a top that will dispense the oil in drops. Mix the oils well before applying.

Application
Massage the oil onto a small patch of your scalp before putting it on your entire scalp, to see how your skin reacts. If all goes well, massage the mixture into your scalp every night for five minutes, being sure to cover bald or thinning spots. If the lavender oil becomes overwhelming to your senses, add a little more of one of the carrier oils to dilute it further. Try not to dilute the oil too much, though, because you may lose the benefit. After you're done, cover your hair with a towel. To see the best results, do this routinely for at least seven months

Other Uses
Lavender oil is antiseptic too. It can be used to treat burns, cuts and acne. Other healing properties include lessening pain associated with arthritis, muscle aches and headaches. Pregnant women should not use lavender oil .

Buy the Best certified organic Lavender Oil from Hood River Lavender!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Great List of the benefits and uses of Lavender Oil

Lavender has a host of benefits when used in skin care products, but has great value in helping the skin heal itself, stimulating cell growth, reducing inflammation, preventing scarring and balancing the production of oil while at the same time cutting down on localized pain - all perfect when fighting acne and problem skin.

Benefits of lavender when used in skin care products

It has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-toxic, anti-inflammatory, cytophylactic, decongestant, rubefacient, restorative, vulnerary and tonic therapeutic effects on the skin.

Because of the high percentage of linalool that it contains, it is excellent for promoting healing. The vulnerary properties help to prevent tissue degeneration and also arrest bleeding in wounds. It balances the skin, making it ideal for any skin type.

Its cytophylactic properties (encouraging the growth of new skin cells) stimulates the growth of new skin cells, which is a boon for any anti-aging skin care product, as well as people struggling with problem and acne skin, as well as for minor wounds and sores.

The cicatrisant properties in turn help the formation of healing scar tissue and normal healing, while preventing scar keloids (scarring) on the healed skin, making it perfect for any wounds as well as acne and problem skin. The analgesic properties help reduce local pain on inflamed skin.

Its balancing action on the skin makes it perfect to be used in cases of abscesses, acne, carbuncles, eczema, minor infections, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds and psoriasis, while it rubefacient properties increase blood circulation and relieve congested skin.

The fact that it contains excellent antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, bactericide and anti-inflammatory properties, makes it ideal to be included in any product that is to be used for skin problems, and for acne skin in particular.

It also tones the skin and coupled with all its other excellent properties, make this one of the most useful essential oils for all skin types and a great help in sorting out a variety of skin problems.


General information on lavender oil

True lavender oil is extracted from Lavandula angustifolia (a.k.a. L. officinalis, L. spica and L. vera) of the Lamiaceae (Labiatae) family and is also known as garden, common or English lavender.

It has a light fresh aroma, is clear in color and watery in viscosity. The name lavender is derived from the Latin word 'lavera' to wash. The Romans used lavender frequently in their bath routine, and it is held that the Romans introduced it to England, where it soon became a firm favorite.

The main chemical components of lavender oil are a-pinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, borneol, geraniol, linalool, lavendulyl acetate, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, terpinen-4 and cineol. If the plant material from which the oil is extracted is grown at a high altitude, it normally yields more esters.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Lavender Puppies & Bears


We have a new litter of Lavender Puppies and Bears! :) Well, some new Lavender-filled Puppies & Bears anyway. Very cute, and in a very limited supply.
See them all HERE

Check out our January 2010 Monthly Specials!