|Our Lavender plants grow in rich soil on a west facing hillside, bathed in sunshine while cooled by the soft ocean breezes. This is an ideal growing system for healthy vigorous Lavender plants with very fragrant flowers. We harvest the Lavender flowers at the peak of aromatic perfection to sell in a number of different products, everything from wreaths and bundles, to sachets, comfort pillows, vegetale soaps, beeswax candles and True Essential Oil products.|
Rivendell Aromatics resides among 3000 Hass Avocado Trees in the lovely Casitas Pass Valley, near Santa Barbara, California. We grow 38 varieties of Lavender, Helichrysum italicum (Immortelle), Sacred White Sage Salvia apiana , Tea Tree Maleleuca alternifolia, Bay Laurus nobilis, Clary Sage Salvia slarea and various other herbs for aromatic products. Most of the commercial planting is Lavandula intermedia 'Grosso', many varieties of Lavandula angustifolia and the Helichrysum.
On the farm we also grow several unusual varieties of avocados, cherimoya, stone fruit, apples, pears, citrus, persimmons, figs.
We built a "Lavarinth", a meditation walk in the shape of an ancient Labyrinth and planted with over 40 varieties of Lavender.
We now have a 50 gallon stainless steel distillation unit with a glass condenser and we have been distilling our own oils and hydrosols from organically grown plants. We will distill for other growers. Exciting! Contact us at 805 649-2476.
The farm is owned by the Messori family and operated by Roland and Sandy Messori. Sandy and Roland are graduates of Cal Poly University, California - Sandy in Ornamental Horticulture, Roland in Agricultural Engineering/ Fruit Industries. Roland has managed the Avocado Ranch for the past 35 years, along with various jobs. Sandy worked in Landscape Management at Ojai Valley Inn, a resort in Ojai, California, for 12 years, developed the landscape with herbs, designed a large herb garden (with labyrinth meditation walk) especially for their renowned Spa and taught herbal classes at the Spa. Now, she sells fruits of the farm and Rivendell Aromatics products at Certified Farmer's Markets in the area and at special events such as Ojai Lavender Festival.
|"About 35 years ago I decided that I would like to learn some of the crafts that our grandmothers did in their everyday lives. I began making soaps for my family after introduction to quality handmade soaps at an herb seminar. I learned about the True Essential Oils I used in the pure soaps, then studied Aromatherapy with some excellent teachers: Jeanne Rose, Julia Meadows Michael Scholes, Debbie Freund, Kurt Schnaubelt, and Dr. Daniel Penoel. I visited the Lavender fields of Provence, France and discovered my true passion. I want to grow Lavender and other herbs for Fine Quality Essential Oils and Hydrosols." - Sandy Messori|
"Our products are made as you would make them if you had the time."
phone: 805 649-2476
Ojai Valley Lavender Festival was a great success!!
Next festival will be on Saturday June 29, 2017
Rivendelll Will Feature:
Fresh-cut lavender flower bundles,
The most fragrant sachet in the world in pouches, bags, bulk and comfort pillows,
Rivendell grown and distilled organic essential oils, hydrosols, and mists
(we distill many different plants besides Lavender)
Body care products such as lotion, bath salts, body butter,
shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, lip balm
vegetale carrier oils such as Jojoba and Hazelnut, Rose Hip Seed.
Rivendell infused oils: Calendula, Orange Blossom.
Rivendell hand made items including:
soaps, Sacred White Sage bundles & sachet
beeswax candles (wax from our own hives),
TRUE Lavender honey from our own hives.
Lavender wreaths of all shapes and sizes
Mayan beaded treasure pouches with vial Lavender oil inside.
Maya Bead Craft bracelets
Also in the Mediterranean Market Place:
jewelry, art, olive oil, herbs, clothing
Cookies and Artisan bread
Ojai Raptors Center
and so much more
For more information about 2011 Ojai Lavender Festival http://www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org/