Meet our founder Erik.
Belvedere Lavender has always been a lifelong dream of founder Erik Wesseling. With a passion for plants, Erik is a florist by trade and has expanded into creating all natural skincare products.
Proudly connecting with his Dutch farming roots, Erik began planting English lavender plants in 2015 in honour of his mom who passed away from cancer. Now there are more than 5,000 plants at the lavender farm, outside of Burford in Brant County Ontario.
Bel means “beautiful” and Vedere is “view” in Italian. Together these words mean “beautiful view”, invoking the tranquil rolling hills surrounding the lavender farm near Burford, in Brant County, Ontario. His mom always fondly remembered a farm in Holland which also carried the name of ‘Belvedere’.
As Erik continues to design incredible floral designs at Floral Buds & Design in Woodstock, he continues to focus on creating all natural skincare products. His passion for using only good stuff in Belvedere Lavender products continues to grow.
Creating skincare products made with all natural ingredients in small batches is vitally important to Erik. By knowing actually what’s in your skincare product, you can make smart decisions about what products you apply to your skin.
Belvedere Lavender skincare products are formulated by Erik in consultation with skincare experts. He handcrafts batches of our skincare products in a professional manufacturing environment. From all aspects of planting lavender, trimming and harvest lavender to formulating and crafting skincare products, Erik is involved in each step. As a lifelong learner, Erik’s curiosity and drive to learn more means he won’t stop learning and sharing his knowledge.
Belvedere Lavender is a small business based out in southern Ontario, crafted to be affordable in price but provide a spa-quality skin care experience. To check out our products, you can purchase from these retailers and through our website. If you have a question for Erik about our processes, ingredients or our products, contact him through our social media channels.