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Did you know that in addition to lavender looking and smelling beautiful, it also has plenty of medicinal and therapeutic benefits? As a natural calming agent, it has been used over many centuries to help treat anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, skin irritation and blood pressure.
Located just off State Highway 1 near Dunsandel, NZLavender farm is operated by Dr John Yi Jiang and Mrs. Qing Wang who are both traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists with nearly 80 years of clinical experience between them.
They bought the farm in 2019 from Philip Simms and Owen Dexter who had turned their dream of producing the most natural and highest quality essential lavender oil in the world, into a reality. The farm was recognised for it's success earning first place in 2010’s Australia Lavender Growers’ Association Oil.
Before purchasing the farm, Dr Jiang had a great curiosity and love for lavender. After suffering from recurrent mouth ulcers for nearly 40 years with no effective remedies, he tried NZLavender essential oil directly on the ulcers, and experienced pain-relief and tremendous healing effects. After a few months, his mouth ulcers were cured!
He began recommending NZLavender oil on many other health ailments with his customers and clients, all with amazing therapeutic results. Now, Dr Jiang and Mrs. Wang are the proud owners of NZLavender farm and devote most of their time to its healing aspects.
Selwyn has a beautiful natural environment, which the lavender seems to thrive in. Each lavender plant can be irrigated by glacial groundwater from the Southern Alps and each plant is nourished by fresh, pollution-free air and soil. And once the sun comes out, these lavender plants sure do cherish the rays!
Just as Philip and Owen planned it to be, Dr Jiang and Mrs. Wang can confirm that NZLavender oil is still 100% pure and natural. No herbicides or insecticides have been applied to the plants and the field is hand-weeded to prevent contamination. A big job, but worth it!
To extract 100% natural, pollution-free and high quality NZLavender essential oil, the lavender plants are cultivated with traditional techniques. Each lavender is grown, harvested, and distilled, with the oil being bottled and packaged right here in New Zealand.
The lavender oil itself is produced from New Zealand’s unique cultivar (a type of plant bred for desired traits), called ‘True Lavender’ – Lavandula Angustifolia ‘Avice Hill’. This was originally bred by New Zealand’s own well respected and famous science pioneer Ms. Avice Hill. This unique strand is well known for its low allergenicity, but also, the highest contents of active therapeutic ingredients in the world.
So, whether you are looking for natural remedies to help you with sleep support, stress management, healthy living in general, aromatherapy or baby care, make sure you try NZLavender Farm’s essential lavender oil.