10ml of Vauxhalls own superb 100% lavender oil distilled from Vauxhall Park lavender blooms.
Proceeds from this sale go to the lavender field. Glass bottle.
In Italo you will find a unique essential oil; harvested from a lavender field only five minutes walk away, harvested and produced solely by volunteers each year, since 2011.
Hidden away at the back of Vauxhall Park, is the old bowling green; famous in its time, but fallen into disuse by the late nineties. Someone, as yet unidentified by me, had the brilliant notion that a bowling green, with its meticulous drainage, would be the perfect place to plant lavender.. and so it is. Hundreds of bees, and humans too , enjoy the swathes, swags and spikes of beautiful colour and fragrance, every year.
In late summer, when the lavender bushes must be pruned, there is a call out for volunteers; an increasingly large crew come to the park with secateurs and sacks to collect the flower heads, and to take home bunches for themselves. There is plenty to go round. Four to five massive bags are filled and taken to Carshalton Community Lavender Field, and with the help and guidance of Mr Laurence Rudham, Still Master and Alchemist, our blooms are transformed into our very own Vauxhall Park Lavender Oil.
The smell is strong and sweet. The uses of lavender oil are many; a little put on your pillow to help you sleep; in the bath to relax; on a scald, to reduce the pain and heal; or to deter the dreaded clothing moth.