ENCHANTED LAVENDER "GREW UP' in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We planted our first plants in 1992 after returning from two years in Europe. As we added more and more plants, we began selling cut lavender at the local Farmer's Markets. We spent many years getting up way too early on Saturdays and Sundays in order to sell at Farmers Markets, but once we got there we enjoyed the day, the coffee and the people. We created a Lavender Fiesta which we held for five years in Corrales, New Mexico. It was a tremendous success, but also a tremendous effort...
Enchanted Lavender has participated in numerous Art and Craft events in New Mexico and out of state. We have enjoyed the many people we have met along the way and are very proud of our quality products.During that time and subsequent years, we had the time to create some wonderful products and develop our customer base. Louise made use of her Master Gardeners experience in bringing up our lavender babies and researching her interests in essentials oils and herbs. We aim high for our products. We use organic whenever possible and strive to use quality ingredients for all of our product line. Essential oils are plant derived and are a must for scenting our products. We will not use chemically produced ingredients.
Our website was created over 14 years ago and is a great way for people to find out what is happening at Enchanted Lavender and continue to obtain their favorite products.
Ellis, a Chemist by education, has been handy to have in the family to help create soaps, candles and potions. He retired from his job at Sandia Laboratories, which gave us the opportunity to consider living elsewhere. We were tired of the cold and decided to move to the warm desert around Phoenix, Az. in 2011. We thoroughly enjoy the warm weather of the desert, but we have missed our friends in New Mexico.
Our lavender field is a happy memory, but we continue to make our products. Obviously when we have been in the lavender community as long as we have, we know where to find the "good stuff". We will always miss our wonderful field, but it was time to move forward. Phoenix area is a bit toasty for growing our beloved lavender. Louise is trying to challenge the desert and persuade a small patch of lavender to grow, because it is hard to part with her friend, the lavender plant. We will remain dedicated, as always, to producing small volumes of quality handmade products using this very versatile herb named lavender.
Land softly and we hope to have you visit us often at our website or events. Ellis and Louise