|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), Lemon verbena 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, heirloom tomatoes and olives.
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 25 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. She also teaches and speaks to groups about Lavender and Aromatic Herbs.
|"About 30years 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
Next festival will be on Saturday June 27, 2015
• Come play the Passport Game! Pick up a Passport at our Info Booths, visit the stops on a journey to prizes and gift certificates. Our Vendors are providing lots of generous rewards. You’ll see all your favorites from years past as well as many new vendors with fresh and unique products.
• Lavender Cooking Class on Sunday at The Lavender Inn – don’t forget to sign up at www.lavenderinn.com.
Rivendelll Will Feature:
Popular and Unusual Lavender plants in "plug" and one gallon size
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, massage lotion,
vegetale carrier oils such as Jojoba and Hazelnut, Rose Hip Seed.
Rivendell infused oils: Calendula, Orange Blossom and St Johnswort.
Rivendell hand made items including:
soaps, lavender wands, Sacred White Sage bundles & sachet
beeswax candles, the 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.
LAVENDER LEMON SORBET! YUMMMMMMM (Maybe)
Also in the Mediterranean Market Place:
Lavender Wands lessons
jewelry, art, olive oil, herbs,
Cookies and Artisan bread
Ojai Raptors Center
and so much more
For more information about 2011 Ojai Lavender Festival http://www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org/