Dorset Herbs and Essences was born out of a conversation with a local farmer, a herb growing expert who was new to the area. They were looking to set up and grow a herb farm.
There is over 10 acres being grown, including lavender, curry plant, lemon balm, sage, roses and rose hips, camomile, saffron and yarrow.
The ethos behind the plan is to grow, harvest and distil the crops to then use the oils for various oils and ointments and herbal remedies, hand creams and lip balms to name a few. Some of the crops are sold fresh at local markets and to local retail outlets.