Using Infused Lavender Skincare Products

Updated: Jul 28

When we first grew lavender and weren't really sure what we were going to do with all this stuff, we dug deep into books and the never-ending world of Google. We wanted to bring something unique to the market and we created a line of products and we have our own unique way of transforming our lavender plant material into apothecary formulas.


Why infused oils

We simply love our infused lavender oils for their lavender scent but we also love that infused lavender oils have so many benefits and we use them ourselves daily! We talk about this all the time - using the whole plant gives far more benefits than just using essential oils and double dose benefits from the lavender itself and the carrier oils that we use. This also allows the beneficial chemical compounds from the herb to extract/infuse into the oil.


Herbal oil infusions are a great alternative to essential oils because it requires much less plant material than essential oils. Herbs such as lavender are potent enough for the scent to be extracted via an herbal infusion and we get to use the whole plant rather than the bud itself.


In addition, after conducting an extensive amount of research, only about a third of the lavender plant's properties are found in essential oil, whereas the infused oil captures all of the lavender plant's other properties, which gives infused oils a broader product line for the application.

And since our infused oils are less likely to cause reactions like essential oils, we chose to create them. If a person is allergic to products that contain essential oils, that means he/she has an essential oil sensitivity.


While infused oils will never have a strong scent (our original formula), we felt that our products' infused oils are enhanced by adding other oils to the infusion. This was after hearing from our customers that they wanted just a little bit more of a lavender scent.


Infused oils can be applied directly to the skin, or they can be added to skincare products to add soothing, healing, and moisturizing properties. It's wonderful for the skin and hair, and it does wonders for our senses as well. Oil is an excellent remedy for your skin problems, but you may not be aware of all of the benefits.


Hereward Farms combines whole lavender plant matter, infused in three different types of oil for over eight weeks: sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, and grapeseed oil. Lavender essential oil is added when the infusions are complete (Canadian sourced). At this point in time, Hereward Farms is not involved in the distillation of their own essential oil.







Benefits of infused lavender

I really enjoy having lavender-infused oil around the house, especially in the summertime, when it can be used on bug bites, sunburned skin, and skin rashes.


To help with acne

Lavender oil is both an acne fighter and an acne healer. It helps in opening up clogged pores.

Once you've cleansed your face, apply it to the affected areas.


To keep skin not dry

You may notice itchy, scaly skin if you have dry skin. Lavender oil has both anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, and it can help with inflammation. Using it regularly will help you see an improvement in your skin's texture in no time.


To help with inflammation

Lavender oil reduces painful inflammation thanks to its magical powers. These oils can relieve numbness and pain, soothe inflamed skin, and provide relief from itching.


This can be applied on a regular basis and it has shown to be an incredibly powerful anti-inflammatory oil.


What I use it for

In the morning, I apply the Ravish to my entire body. Currently, I am using Sweet Almond Body Oil. This blows away any store-bought lotion, hands down. Ravish also includes Grapeseed oil because of its additional benefits. This I'm never going to be able to tell you how many times this oil has been sold based on people feeling how my legs are so soft (haha). Honestly, though, this is the first year I did not have dry, scaly legs this past winter.



I use Lavish on my face every night. My current skincare routine includes the Lavish Serum + Sunflower oil. I use it after cleansing my face and toning it in the summer. To help with the brutal winter weather, I use a night cream then followed by the serum.



Additionally, I apply Lavish to burns, cuts, rashes, and various other skin ailments. My daughter uses Ravish on the bottoms of her feet to help her fall asleep.


My husband uses Angry Dad Beard Oil daily for his non-wife-approved beard (haha!)



We love creating these products for you and we take great care in every formula we create.

We hope you enjoy our products and if you have any questions at all, please email Julie at hello@herewardfarm.com


- Julie