One of our favorite smells, ingredients, things, is lavender. It's also in our most popular fragrance: Call Me in the Morning, which combines lavender with lemon and peppermint for a soothing, cooling, relaxing experience.
We do our best to raise our lavender, but given the large quantity we go through, we do have to supplement some through our wholesale supplier, New Directions. What we raise, we do so in our flower beds at our homes (and our mother's homes!). This really is a family-supported business and everyone is working for the success of the company!
The harvesting process is fairly simple: Pick some flowers. Our kids even help with this task, and bunching them. We tie them together in small bunches and hang them to dry. Once dried, the lavender buds easily fall off and we go forth.
We utilize the lavender buds both as decoration (on top of the bath fizzies!), but also for infusions. Infusing lavender into oils is one way our products are a little bit different from others. Yes, we add lavender essential oils, but for sensitive skin we have products that simply rely on infusions. It's not quite as strong as an essential oil, but still provides the soothing and relaxing qualities for which lavender is famous.
"The ‘Call me in the Morning’ scrub is the best scrub I have ever used. I love the smell of the essential oil blend and my skin is left feeling so smooth. I am going to be a Narwhal fan for life!" - Shelby
Located at: 629 E. Washington Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803
In NorthCoast Organics
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 12:00 am to 5:00 pm