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Sustainable Natural products by Hereward Farms

Updated: Apr 1

From Our Fields to Your Home: The Natural Journey of Hereward Farms Products

Hereward Farms Lavender Fields
Hereward Farms Lavender Fields

Welcome to another post from Hereward Farms, your award-winning and trusted source for skincare and home products. We thought we would pull back the curtain and give you an inside look at how we create our range of products; all made right here in our lab in our Lavender Lounge + Boutique on our 150-acre farm in East Garafraxa, Ontario.


Sustainable Natural products by hereward Farms: Our Commitment to Quality


At Hereward Farms, quality is not just a word but a promise. We are committed to using only natural ingredients in all our products. From the lavender that grows right here in our fields (over 6,000 plants to choose from) to the essential oils that enrich our skincare and home products, every ingredient is carefully selected for its purity and efficacy.


Why Lavender?


Lavender isn't just a pretty flower that smells great; it's a powerhouse of benefits. Known for its calming properties, lavender is the main ingredient and staple in our skincare and home products. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and loaded with antioxidants - making it the perfect ingredient for natural wellness.


Harvested Lavender from Hereward Farms

Sourcing Locally: A Canadian Affair


We take immense pride in sourcing all our ingredients from Canada and carrying locally made products in our Lavender Lounge + Boutique and online store. Why? Because local sourcing not only supports our community but also ensures that we have the freshest and highest quality ingredients. When you buy Hereward Farms products, you are supporting not just us but other local farmers, small business owners and suppliers. This is what makes is so easy to provide sustainable natural products by Hereward Farms.


Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Packaging


Lavish Pure Lavender Infused Face Serum

Being a sustainable farm and using sustainable products and ingredients is our values' core. We employ eco-friendly farming practices, from water conservation to composting to not using pesticides or chemicals, to ensure that we are as kind to the Earth as we are to your skin and the products you use in your home.


But our commitment to sustainability doesn't stop at the farm; it also extends to our products. We use environmentally friendly packaging made from recycled or biodegradable materials (we use Amber glass not because it looks great and helps to preserve our products but because it is the most virgin glass that you can use and can be recycled) so you can feel good about your purchase from start to finish.


Behind the Scenes


Creating Hereward Farms products is a labour of love. Our team is involved in every step of the process, from planting the lavender to harvesting and formulating the final product. We believe in transparency, so we invite you to come and see what we have to offer and where all the magic happens.


Creating a Hereward Farms product is more than just a process; it's a journey that starts in the soil, right here on our property and ends in your home. Let's take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of how we craft our natural products.


The Lavender Fields


Our journey begins in the sprawling lavender fields of our 150-acre farm. Each lavender plant is nurtured from the tiny plug to bloom under the watchful eyes of our dedicated team. We use organic farming methods, avoiding synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, to ensure that all our lavender is as natural as it gets.


We have over 6,000 English and French lavender plants on our property and use every single plant. Whether we are using it in our products, for culinary use or dried lavender, you can take it home.


Harvesting with Care

When the lavender is in full bloom, usually mid-summer, it's time for harvesting. Our team hand harvests to ensure only the best quality lavender goes into our products. This hands-on approach allows us to maintain the integrity of the plant, capturing its full range of benefits.


In House Formulation

Julie Thurgood-Burnett Working in the Studio

Once harvested, the lavender is brought to our in-house products facility, where the magic happens. We dry the lavender, and once that stage is complete, we use the lavender to begin our propriety formulation process. This is overseen by Julie, our Founder and CEO,and she meticulously measures and mixes the natural ingredients to create our range of skincare and home products.


Quality Testing

Before any product leaves our facility, it undergoes rigorous quality testing. We want to make sure that what you are getting is not just natural but also effective. Our quality assurance team tests for consistency, efficacy, and safety, ensuring that each product meets our high standards.


Environmentally-Friendly Packaging

Finally, each product is packaged in eco-friendly, either recycled or biodegradable materials. We believe that natural goodness should be delivered in a package that respects the Earth, aligning with our overall mission of sustainability. We use little to no plastics in our packaging. All our bottles are glass, and we use metal instead of plastic.