Sunday, 21 October 2012

lavender and more from Weir's Lane

I am happy to announce that i fiori will now have products from Weir's Lane Lavender & Apiary in Dundas - a family run farm which feels like a small piece of Provence - but oh so close to Hamilton. The farm itself is open for tours, be sure to check their website for the days and hours they are open.

Why so crazy about lavender? It is a natural antiseptic, and its properties as a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal agent are well documented.
Research also shows that breathing in the smell of lavender makes you drowsy, apparently the scent lowers heart rate and blood pressure, putting you in a relaxed state.
Culinary lavender buds are rich in phytonutrients (good-for-you plant compounds) as well as polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) which can help reduce the 'bad' bacteria in your gut and calm your stomach.

At i fiori you can now find:
- lavender sachets 
       small size for drawers, to place between your pillow case & pillow, or gym bags
       large size for closets
- lavender hand cream
- lavender & beeswax lip balm

- lavender pillow and linen spray
- lavender hand soap
- all purpose household cleaner
- yoga mat/exercise equipment cleaner 

- herb de provence blend with lavender, thyme, savory, marjoram and rosemary

- lavender essential oil

One of my favourite things at home and in the shop is to place one drop of lavender essential oil on the tip of a cotton boll - for a beautiful, natural looking, and low-tech room scent

...stems of cotton bolls are always available in the shop