About Us

Planted in picturesque Waikuku, New Zealand. Just north of Christchurch. Lavender Fields was initially planted in
1995 by Jim Curnow, when he was 64.
This makes it one of the earliest lavender farms in New Zealand. Angustifolia, Stoechas, and X Intermedia
were planted, with propagation and oil production in mind.

Jim’s daughter, Clare, and her husband Kevin have been involved
for much of this time, more extensively since 2010.

The still was commissioned in 1998. Clare has been manufacturing
her “Declare” range of products since 2011. These products all include Lavender Fields’
essential oils, and other carefully sourced oils and natural ingredients. No animal products,parabens, sulphates or petro-chemicals are used.

Jim, played an active role in Lavender Fields, especially in the
distillation of the quality award winning essential oils, until he passed away aged 92 November the 19th 2014.

Clare and Kevin are carrying on Jim’s legacy, running the farm
and distilling the highest quality oils.


Gather & You

Gather & You

Selection of products available in store

91 Ivory Street, Rangoria

Mon – Sat: 9am – 4pm
​​Sunday: 10am – 3pm

Lyttel Kiwi

Lyttel Kiwi

15 London Street, Lyttelton


Ohoka Farmers Market

Ohoka Farmers Market

Ohoka Domain

Every Friday



Lavender and its uses

It is well documented that lavender oil has been in therapeutic use for thousands of years.

Caution is advised when using essential oil during pregnancy, breast feeding, or in cases of epilepsy or fever.

Lavender oil can act as an antidepressant, analgesic, antiseptic, healer of wounds, and reliever

of nerve disorders. It can also ease lung and sinus congestion, and muscle and joint stiffness.

Everyday uses of lavender oil include:

A few drops in the bath for aching muscles and relieving stress. It can also be splashed

onto your head while showering.

Relief of minor burns. After treating burns with the usual 5-10 minutes of cold water, gently rub oil into the

affected areas. This also applies to sunburn.

Relief of headaches by applying to the forehead, temples, and the nape of the neck.

For relief from all insect bites – from bees to sandflies- and from stinging nettle.

For cuts and wounds. Lavender oil aids healing, may prevent infection and soothes pain.

For most skin complaints, including acne. Treat by applying lavender oil mixed with a carrier oil or cream.

Insomnia can be eased by applying oil to the temples, and the nape of the neck, or sprinkled

on the pillow. For reducing snoring also rub oil into the soles of the feet.

In oil burners (candle or electric), lavender oil can be used neat or diluted with a carrier oil or water.
Lavender can be mixed with other essential oils to create your own blends.

A few drops added to the water in your steam iron will refresh your laundry. A splash of oil can also be added to your wash.

Angustifolia oils (Lavender Fields’ Pacific Blue) are advised for internal use on mouth ulcers and cold sores.

For travel sickness, it can be used on the tip of the tongue, behind the ears and around the navel.

Hydrosol, a product of the distillation process, is used as a toner for all skin types. It is 100% distilled water,

impregnated with micro-molecules of essential oil and water-soluble plant components.

It can also be added to bath water as a special treat.

Lavender oil has one of the lowest allergens of all essential oils but you should always

test the oil on a small section of your skin for irritation.

We are always pleased to hear of new uses for Lavender Oil. Recently, a horse trainer told us

of applying oil to his horses’ nostrils to calm them before transporting them in floats.

If you have any novel applications, we would love to hear of them. Contact us at info@lavenderfields.co.nz

Contact Us

We are closed boxing day and the 1st of Jan

Come see us, wander the fields and visit our shop at

224 Waikuku Beach Rd

Waikuku 7473

Opening Hours:

Thursday-Monday 10.00am-4.00pm

Alternatively, contact us on 03-312 7220 if you wish to visit outside of these hours.

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