Monday, January 13, 2020

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks


We handcraft so many lavender-based products at the farm it can often be hard to choose our favorites.  Our Lavender Treatment Stick, with its broad topical skin care uses, is certainly one of them.  As one of our continuously top 5 best-sellers, we know it's one of your favorites as well!

Since so many use it regularly to treat cuts, abrasions, burns, headaches, joint aches, sprains, bruises, to moisturize hands and lips on-the-go, etc., we thought you might like to see how we make it.

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

Making a batch of Lavender Treatment Sticks


Lavender Treatment Sticks start right at the source with powerfully simple, natural ingredients.  Our own Organic Lavender Essential Oil (that we grow and distill in our own fields and distillery, just steps from the Production Center) is gently blended with jojoba, grape seed, vitamin E and sweet almond oils, along with aloe vera, beeswax and rosemary oil extract.  Rosemary oil extract acts as a natural preservative!

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

Once fully blended, these luxurious natural ingredients have the hue of liquid gold.  While still warm the liquid gold is carefully poured into each and every tube - by hand.  We have some incredibly steady hands among our product hand-crafters! 

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks    Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

Each tube (several hundred in each run) is given attention and intention (dare we say love!) as it's filled by careful hands.  This is one of the joys of creating small batches by hand.

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

Once cooled enough to be moved, the tubes are extracted from their pouring trays and lined up to finish setting like a battalion of therapeutic soldiers ready for inspection.

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

While they have been setting, the lids were labeled and are now slid down each fully cooled tube.

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

Technically the Lavender Treatment Sticks are ready for use now, but we value artful presentation at Pelindaba and the finishings are also given careful attention.

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

The identifying labels are aligned by hand...

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

...the product tags are cut and folded by hand...

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

...and the final presentation is tied together (by hand!) and ready to be sent to one of our product galleries or directly to you.

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

Behind The Scenes: Making A Batch Of Lavender Treatment Sticks

Once in-hand, the Lavender Treatment Stick really shines. It's so versatile in application and so convenient in use.

We regularly hear of new uses from individuals who love it and try it on anything and everything. Below are some of the uses that we have experienced:
  • Treating cuts, abrasions, stings, bites, burns, mild rashes and skin irritations and the like
  • Soothing headaches joint aches, sprains and bruises
  • On-the-go moisture for hands, lips and anywhere else the skin is feeling a bit dry
Its convenient tube applicator makes it clean and easy to keep in the car, purse, backpack, desk drawer, diaper bag, etc. And, the fact that it looks a little like a giant glue stick makes it fun for little ones to apply on the inevitable "ouchies" that can occur.

Speaking of hearing from others and how they use the Lavender Treatment Stick, we sometimes hear of benefits for which we have no explanation as to how they come about.  Miracle?  Magic?  Just the remarkableness of lavender?  Regardless, we cannot help but be impressed by what we are told.  A report such as this came to our ears last month and we felt we just had to share it (verbatim) with you.

"I wanted to share with you how utterly amazing the Lavender Treatment Stick is for someone with a bad back!  My husband, who doesn't ever subscribe to any holistic healing medicines/ointments, uses this product every day and it works instantaneously!  No back pain at all for up to 24 hours!  He has compressed disks, some arthritis, and some degenerative vertebra issues that become super inflamed if he stands a lot at one time.  With this Treatment Stick, the pain goes away as soon as he applies the product to his lower back.  He has been using it every day since we visited your farm back in early July (2019).  This Treatment Stick is a miracle."  M&B from California

We really do love hearing from you.  Receiving and sharing stories of how the products we handcraft effect daily lives around the country and world is one of the highlights of what we do.  Please share yours in the comments below or on Facebook or Instagram.

6 comments:

  1. I had hope this information was shared years ago. I had a location that open in closed in a very short time here in Geneva IL. I had been using the products for over a decade. The lavender treatment stick, I found to be a great deodorant and I have tried several "natural" versions .

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    1. We are delighted to hear that you find the Lavender Treatment Stick to be an effective deodorant! Thank you for sharing and your continued support and enthusiasm for all things Pelindaba.

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  2. Very interesting. I'm going to try a couple.

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  3. Hi, I am a long time user of Pelindaba products -- especially that lovely body lotion. But recently I was disappointed to learn you no longer offer the liter size of the lotion. I am cutting back on plastic by buying in bulk or in refillable bottles when possible. Have you considered switching to metal tubes and refillable metal bottles? We regular users could fill up a a local store. Others could mail back metal bottles for re-use. Please consider getting rid of plastic, where possible.

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    1. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for our products. That is wonderful to hear! We agree with you that plastic needs to be reduced. This is something we are looking at in this coming year to continue to further our sustainability and environmental responsibility. We appreciate that you feel the same.

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