Posts Tagged ‘Lavender Essential Oil’

Dried Lavender

April 18th, 2014 by Jacki

English Lavender      Loose Lavender

Apparently everyone loves it. In bundles for that decorative touch and wonderful aroma, in sachets for freshening drawers and closets , and in cooking for the unique flavor. It’s a big favorite of lavender fans the world over. So much so that we are completely sold out of all of our dried lavender. (That was kind of a sneaky way to break the bad news to you wasn’t it?) No more bundles, no more loose lavender, no Sweet Summer Bud and no more culinary until August or September. But look at it this way…..it’s a great opportunity to try some of the awesome lavender products from our store.

To freshen a room – try our Forest Breeze Room Mist – I love the stuff.   ROOM MIST

If you haven’t already, you might want to try our cremes or lotion – it’s a great way to enjoy a variety of subtle scent combinations while your skin reaps the benefits of Goat Milk. What more could you ask for?
GM CREME 4
We also have some beautiful Goat Milk Soaps. The Lavender Lemongrass is a particularly nice one. PAINTED SOAP 2     GOAT MILK SOAP (2)  BEE SOAP
And there’s always our Lavender Essential Oil that has a multitude of uses.  OIL

So don’t give up hope….there are still lots of ways to enjoy your favorite fragrance. Bath Salts, Lip Balms, Hydrosol, Hand Sanitizer and for the gentlemen, our Northwoods Creme and Northwest Body Mist. And hey – don’t forget your pets. We’ve got lots of great products for them too. So go ahead – give them a try.
We will be sure to let you know when our dried lavender products are available again. We are sorry that we can’t supply them for you now but must say that we are delighted with the popularity of our products. Business seems to be starting off very well this year. Plants sales have been good and the lavender products are doing well. We hope that’s a good sign for our economy and that we have faith that Mother Nature will soon begin to cooperate and give some of you folks a much needed sign of Spring. Hang in there!

Join Us at the 2014 Northwest Women’s Show

February 14th, 2014 by victor

Logo             NW WOMEN'S SHOW

 

Mark your calendars!
You won’t want to miss the 26th Annual
Northwest Women’s Show.

Come visit me and Barb Landbeck (many of you may know her from Moose Dreams Lavender) at our booth!  We will be participating for the first time this year and we are very excited about it. We will have our booth packed full of our great lavender products. Come early……..We’ll be giving away  a free Lavender Guest Soap to the  first 50 people who visit our booth!

This is a great show that honors Women Entrepreneurs from all over the Northwest. Now celebrating its 26th year, this show has it all. Come meet some these women, learn their secrets of success. Maybe you’ve been thinking of starting a business of your own – this is a great place to gather a wealth of information. All of these people started with an idea too. Learn from somebody who’s been there. Three stages will be set up so there will be speakers most all day every day. Victor Gonzalez (that’s me) and Barbara Landbeck  will be among the speakers at this event. We will be sharing information on our product production, the benefits of lavender essential oil and marketing. Time permitting – I may even talk about plants. We will keep you posted as to the stage, time and date of our presentation. With 400  booths and exhibits there’s sure to be something for everyone.  From gardening (close to our hearts), crafting and cuisine to fitness and philanthropy, the list just goes on and on.

Please come visit our booth at Century Link Field Event Center in Seattle, March 21-23. Look for our ‘Victor’s Lavender’ sign in booth #1419 located on the corner by the Wine Garden (how lucky can you get?!) We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and to meeting a lot of new folks who are interested in the Business of Lavender.

You can check out this link for more information on some of the featured speakers and events during the this year’s show https://www.facebook.com/NWWomensShow

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lavender Gift Box for Christmas

October 2nd, 2013 by victor

CHRISTMAS GIFT BOXCHRISTMAS BOX CONTENTS

Yeah, we know it’s early but that’s what stores do these days – the Christmas stuff is there right along side the Halloween stuff. Ok, so now we’ve got you thinking Christmas – think about our new Christmas Gift Box for those lavender loving friends of yours.

This box contains 5 great lavender scented products including an 8 ounce bottle of Lavender Goatmilk Lotion, 8 ounce Lavender Body and Room Mist, 2 ounce jar of Lavender Goatmilk Creme, .25 ounces of our premium organic Lavender Essential Oil and a tin of Victor’s Culinary Lavender. (Has anybody tried lavender in your turkey dressing?) What more could you ask for. These beautiful gift boxes will sell for $60 and come with FREE SHIPPING. How can you beat that?

You can find this and other great gift ideas in our web store under Home & Gifts. We will begin shipping on December 1st  and the last day to ship for Christmas delivery will be on December 18th.  Be sure to order early as quantities of this great gift box are limited.

Oh, and just for the record, we want to wish you a Super Spooky Halloween and a very Happy Thanksgiving before we wish you Merry Christmas.

Brand New Storefront for Victor’s Lavender

June 3rd, 2013 by victor

Our New Store

Our New Store

We are so excited to announce the June 4th opening of our new store right here on our growing grounds in Sequim.

We’ve been so busy shipping lavender plants that it has been a real challenge to have everything done but we’re ready!  Our good friends Beth Norris and Barbara Landbeck have been absolute treasures. My wife, Maribel, Beth and Barb have all spent many long hours converting a portion of our drying barn into a really charming place to display all of our products. We’ll have it packed full of the great products we offer in our web store. You will be able experience the wonderful  scents of our body mists, the softening qualities of our goat milk cremes and lotions as well as an opportunity to browse our selection of products for your home. We haven’t forgotten about the pets either. We will have our entire line of pet products available too. As the season progresses we will again have both fresh and dried lavender bundles ready for you to take home and enjoy.

Be sure to mark you calendar to come by and say hi. If you are local or just passing through – we’d love to see you.

We truly want to thank all our friends and family who worked so hard to help us make this happen.

 

Victor’s trip to the country of Lebanon

October 27th, 2011 by victor

About his trip to the country of Lebanon
Victor would like to share about his experience with you about his assignment he did with ACDI VOCA Farmer to Farmer Program. Financed by Land O’ Lakes International Development. I spent 2 weeks in the beautiful country of Lebanon. Where the people are warm, friendly and helpful people. Most of the Lebanese speak English. The main objective of the assignment was to design a model for lavender production area and an associate processing plant for the production of lavender essential oil.

Project Description:

LebanonACDI/VOCA is a leader in the use of expert volunteers in international development work. Over the years, we have placed expert volunteers in over 130 developing countries and emerging democracies. Short-term volunteer consultants advise local farmers on technology transfer, quality control, product diversity, business strategy and human resources management, among other agribusiness issues. With the volunteers’ expertise, ACDI/VOCA works to improve the quality and viability of agricultural support institutions and financial institutions that provide much-needed resources to the agricultural sector.

Lebanon LavenderThrough the use of these volunteers, ACDI/VOCA is implementing a new, five-year, USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer (FtF) program in Egypt and Lebanon. This $7.24 million Middle East and North Africa (MENA) FtF program is being implemented through a consortium with Land O’ Lakes and Winrock International. Through FtF, ACDI/VOCA helps strengthen five components of the producer-to-market agricultural system: farm production, post-harvest handling, intermediate and final processing, retail and wholesale sales, and local and regional markets.
ACDI/VOCA will field 117 expert volunteers through FtF in Lebanon.

FtF Lebanon focuses specifically on strengthening the horticulture and small ruminant livestock industries throughout the country. Through the planned 117 volunteer consultants, ACDI/VOCA will address value chain constraints in these industries in order to increase agricultural productivity and profitability. Over the life of the project, ACDI/VOCA will provide technical assistance to 2,340 direct beneficiaries and 18,720 indirect beneficiaries. With a centrally located office in the capital, ACDI/VOCA is well positioned to reach beneficiaries throughout the country. In particular, FtF Lebanon will work in Akkar, Zgharta, Arsal, Mount Lebanon, North Lebanon, the Bekaa Valley and South Lebanon.

Historically Lebanon has been the region’s premier supplier of apples, oranges, cherries, peaches and other stone fruit products. Over the last two decades, however, other countries have made inroads into Lebanon’s fresh fruit market. Through FtF, ACDI/VOCA works to increase domestic production levels to meet local demand and provide incentives for import substitution. It also works on increasing the potential for export markets in which Lebanon can assume a strong competitive advantage over neighboring countries.

LebanonTo this end, FtF Lebanon works with producers to enhance the competitiveness of fresh fruit and vegetable producers by improving farm management, production yield, product quality, and post-harvest handling. Working with farmer groups, small and medium-sized enterprise cooperatives and individual farmers, volunteer consultants improve practices in plowing, fertilization and natural resource management. Leveraging ACDI/VOCA-established pilot plants, FtF Lebanon is introducing value-added processing techniques, thereby increasing farmers’ revenues. In addition, FtF Lebanon addresses business management issues within horticul-ture producer associations, cooperatives and individual farmers. This includes ACDI/VOCA’s Farming as a Business approach, quality control, business development and access to finance.

FtF Lebanon also focuses on enhancing the competitiveness of the small ruminant livestock industry in Lebanon. Currently, Lebanon imports approximately 70 percent of its milk and milk by-product consumption and 85 percent of its consumption of meat products. Working with associations, cooperatives, smallholder goat and sheep farmers and processors, ACDI/VOCA provides targeted volunteer assistance to improve farm management, animal health, milk handling, processing and quality control to increase production levels and quality and to increase small ruminant farmers’ income. Technical assistance is aimed at improving fodder varieties, diversification of feed resources, and improved quality of feed, as well as improving the availability and cost of vet services, annual vaccination, and general information on animal health programs. A second focus in this industry is improving small ruminant producers’ business management practices. FtF volunteer consultants aid producers in identifying new markets, improving access to finance and increasing processor incomes.

Country Description:
INTRODUCTION AND GEOGRAPHY
Map of Lebanon

Area: Lebanon lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea north of Israel and west of Syria.
Population: 3,971,941 (2008 est.)
Capital City: Beirut
Peoples: Lebanese 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%
Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes and Armenian.
Currency: Lebanese Lira (L.L)

1 USD = 1500 L.L (March 08, 09)
Time Zone: GMT + 2/ +3 in Summer

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