During my time as a Professional Basketball Player in Australia, I was introduced to the amazing qualities of lavender; its lovely beauty, its delightful fragrance, its versatility in a number of holistic medicines, and its wide range of culinary use. I’ve learned to grow and propagate several different varieties to further explore its diversity.
Since retiring and moving back to the States I have been developing a property in East Wenatchee called Lavender Estates. It’s here where I have been able to transform this amazing plant into many different uses for culinary and health and beauty products. I also host a number of events at the Lavender Estates to help promote the love for lavender and leave guests with a lasting impression of picturesque mountains and wonderful waving purple fields of lavender.
I distill the lavender at the farm in two copper stills producing a premium grade of essential oil and hydrosol which we use in all of Lavender Boutique’s products. Our Culinary items, Health and Beauty products, and our Manly Man line are handcrafted on the premises in our commercial kitchen, using all natural ingredients and no colorings.
I believe in refurbishing, reusing and recycling as well so my displays consist of antique apple picking ladders and Western Red Cedar shelving that have been repurposed to display my products. I sell lavender lemonade and give tastings of many of our culinary products including dips, frostings, rubs, teas (and more) as well as have testers set up for you to try our health and beauty supplies.
Stop by, call, or contact me on line. I’d love to talk to you more about Lavender Boutiques products and setting up your next event at Lavender Estates.
Joseph Downs – Lavender Man in Washington