Lavender essential oil, like wine, has a terroir. Each field has its own distinct scent which is distinguishable in the very concentrated oil. The lavender distilled into Sophia 11 grew in the largest field of lavender on our ranch near an old pioneer cemetery. It is an area through which people who attend our annual Open House in June, walk, lie down in, sit in as they listen to speakers, and photograph.
The name Sophia: the field was named after the first goat I helped birth. Her mother Natalie had to be taken to the local vet during labor, and when he went to get his wife and her smaller hands in case Sophia needed help emerging, a large dark head appeared. In awe I helped her slip into the world.
|In consultation with Sophia|