About Us

The short story..

We purchased the farm in 2009, soon after we began our lavender adventures and Simply Soap was established with the help of a clever friend in 2010. Fast forward to 2020... I am a Aromatherapist (although I never tell anyone this...so keep it to yourself! I might embrace it one day but for now I am happy with and love using my knowledge of essential oils- just not the massage side of things.. its the only part of the diploma that made me eek) I now have over a decade of soap making experience under my belt. We have tripled our lavender plantings and modified the still...plus so much more. I am nothing but proud of what I do and what we have achieved and the dream of opening a soap shed on our farm is well and truly alive, we just need Rona to bugger off first x   

The long story...

Our family farm 'Kangaroo Flat Lavender' is situated in the Central Tablelands, a short 25 minute drive from the beautiful Orange NSW. We are surrounded by little unique villages such as Millthorpe, Carcoar, Mandurama, and Canowindra it is quite honestly the most amazing place to be.

At the farm we have over 4000 lavender plants in different varieties, we harvest in early summer producing our very own magnificent lavender essential oil through steam distilation using our modified still. Fresh lavender is handcut using sickles, bunched and delivered fresh to markets, we also hang bunches to dry and use the lavender flowers. Our lavender essential oil and flowers are used to create an abundance of handmade products here at Simply Soap. 

When we purchased the farm in 2009 it already had a small but well thought out planting of lavenders, a handmade still, sickles along with other lavender farm things..and in the beginning I knew nothing about lavender farming.

My instincts were that a lot of hard work and care had gone into this project and I thought it would be a shame to let it all go and be turned back into another paddock. As it turned out we discovered that the collection of original lavenders and other trees were planted by a man, who we refer to (with all respect) as Mr Grady-who had even traveled to France to research the lavender fields of Province and design his very own lavender still. 

Soon after we began our own lavender adventures and Simply Soap was established with the help of a clever friend in 2010. Fast forward to 2020 I am a Aromatherapist (although I never tell anyone this...so keep it to your self! I might embrace it one day but for now I am happy with and love using my knowledge of  essential oils- just not the massage part its the only part of the diploma that made me eek) I now have over a decade of soap making experience under my belt. I am nothing but proud of what I do and what we have achieved and the dream of opening a soap shed on our farm is well and truly alive, we just need Rona to bugger off first x   

Thank you for spending your time here, we hope you love it as much as we do.

Stay safe and wash your hands!

Love Kelly 

Kangaroo Flat Lavender Farm NSW