Now that the bunches of lavender are harvested and drying on their racks, the next pick will be for distilling into hydrosols and essential oils. These are produced for a company in San Rafael that makes cosmetics and sells to other companies in the U.S. and in Europe. We will wait until about the second week in July when the essential oil content of the flowers is at its height before cutting the top 15 inches and taking the lavender to Wally in Sonoma. Wally has been distilling our botanical crops for many years. He has a stainless steel still that many farmers use, not just us. I love the aroma when the still gets going. The essential oil of lavender is available on our website.