Lavender Mint Soap!

I blogged earlier about visiting some of Oregon’s wonderful lavender farms.

I made up a quick batch of cold process soap using some gorgeous dried lavender from the Lavender Thyme Herb Farm in Candy.

I used a very soothing blend of lavender and mint essential oils.  I can’t wait for this soap to cure for several more weeks before trying it out!

The sweet scent is just perfect and delightful for everyday use.

Lavender Mint Soap with local Oregon lavender buds

Visiting Lavender Fields

Today, we went for a drive to visit some local area lavender fields. I wanted to get some dried lavender and some essential lavender oil to make some soap. I do sell my handmade cold process soap so if you’re interested in purchasing a bar or two, let me know!

First stop – Lavender Thyme Herb Farm in Canby.

We really enjoyed the gardens and lavender fields at this location. Ian loved all the butterflies, the walking path with the fun garden chairs, and walking over “Toe Biter Creek.” The lavender was beautiful! The fields were humming with many happy bees.

I purchased some dried lavender and enjoyed talking with the owner, Taffy. I plan to make up some lavender soaps and take them down to her to sell in her Potter’s Shed Shop.

Onwards to our second stop, Willakenzie Lavender Farm in Yamhill.

What another great location to visit! We were greeted by the friendly farm dog and one of the owners, Debbie, came over to say hi and introduce us to the farm.

With sweeping swatches of purple and views of the hills behind, this lavender farm has some great photo opportunities!

I purchased some lavender essential oil and enjoyed chatting with Debbie in her gift store. She has many wonderful lavender and alpaca items for sale here.

Speaking of alpacas, you can meet them at this farm while touring the gardens.

If you happen to be in Oregon in July, be sure to stop some lavender fields or, better yet, come out during the Lavender Festival. The year the dates are July 14-15.