Colorado Aromatics Farm
Discover the farm behind our cultivated skincare.
About Our Farm
We named our farm Colorado Aromatics because of the aromatic herbs we grow here and use in our skin care line of the same name. We are located in a beautiful place in Colorado with a view of Longs and Meeker Peaks. We love living and working here.
We use organic practices on our farm and are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). CNG is a grass roots alternative to organic that is a great alternative for small farms. You can read about it in my blog here.
We also have chickens and angora goats on our farm and occasionally will host additional animals. Animals are vital to our soil health by providing manure.
“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lavender is one of our main crops, but we grow over 30 different herbs/vegetables that we use in skin care. Some of these include calendula, mint, cucumber, lemon balm, rose, raspberry leaf, and comfrey. Some of these we distill for aromatic waters. Others we extract using oil, water or alcohol. Because we use these herbs in our skin care products we call it ‘Farm to Skin’. You can purchase our lavender products here.
The herb that started it all, lavender is the inspiration behind who we are today. We grow two different species and over 13 varieties of this beautiful, fragrant plant.
Calendula, a marigold with prized medicinal value, bestows bright pops of color in the Colorado summer.
This member of the mint family is grown to be dried and distilled as a powerful medicinal herb in a variety of our products.
Black peppermint, spearmint, and native mountain mint provide a refreshing aroma on the farm.
We grow native yarrow for its medicinal properties, its value to native insects, and for its beauty. We love watching the leaves and flowers dance gracefully in the Colorado wind.
Fragrant Kazanlak roses bloom in the early summer, harvested to be distilled while our other brightly colored roses are harvested for drying.
Our business has always been committed to sustainability and the protection of the natural world – and these core values are included in the way we farm. This means that we are continuously improving our farming practices to better preserve native biodiversity, protect our soil, and reduce our impact on the environment as much as possible.
Our farm is Certified Naturally Grown. We use organic management techniques for pest and weed control – never spraying our crops with toxic pesticides or herbicides. This means many hours of weeding on our hands and knees throughout the growing season to protect the biodiversity on our farm and keep our products safe.
We have two conservation biologists on our staff who advice and implement strategies for reducing our impact, managing pests and invasive species, and enhancing habitat for the native plant and animal community found on our farm. We are currently surveying and recording the plant and animal species found on the farm to help us understand our impact, observe changes, and plan for the future.
Learn more about the sustainability of all of our products here.
We’ve realized (along with most natural farmers) that you cannot keep up a farm during the summer without a team of volunteers.
We welcome volunteers on our farm who are hard-working and want to experience the outdoors and farm life with us. We prefer strong people with good backs, but if you don’t fall into that category, we also have less strenuous work such as stripping leaves from stems and grinding herbs.
Typically we have 2 days each week for volunteers and like them to work at least a 3 hour shift. On the farm you will be able to spend time with the herbs, learn about organic farming and herbalism, and meet new people.
If you are interested in becoming an intern, we can also put together a more formal intern program that meets your needs or the need of your university.
Contact us today for more information!