It's Valentine's Day...the universal day of love, so we thought we'd share some of the top reasons we love lavender with you!
1. It's beautiful!
What is more breathtaking than looking out over lavender plants in bloom? We can't really think of anything! The fragrant purple blooms create a stark contrast to the green grass and blue skies of summer. We're already all googly-eyed just thinking about seeing our plants in bloom this year!
2. It smells heavenly!
While we've never actually smelled heaven, we can imagine it could smell a lot like a room filled with fresh cut lavender! (Okay, probably not, but you get the point). Lavender is probably most known for its smell and is widely believed to be known to increase romance (wink, wink!).
3. Lavender essential oil has some AMAZING properties!
While we can't legally claim healing properties, many essential oil experts report that not only does lavender help relax your body, but it also promotes sleep, reduces anxiety, and has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It's great for keeping unwanted insects away, purifying the skin and air, and can even help you breathe better! Check out this article from organicfacts.net.
4. You can cook with it!
If you attended our 2016 Tea on the Farm, you know just EXACTLY how wonderful lavender-infused dishes can be! We were blown away by how chef Mete (our head chef for the tea) used culinary lavender throughout the menu. He's going to do it again this year (read the 2017 menu here), and I guarantee you'll go away with an increased desire to use more lavender in your kitchen! We'll do a blog post soon with some great lavender recipes.
5. You can enjoy lavender all year long!
Not only can dried lavender bundles be enjoyed all year, but you can also use oils, buds, stems and more to make wonderful, all-natural products that you can enjoy every day. Check out all of our all-natural, hand-crafted products here and let us know if there's something you'd like us to work on creating! (A foaming hand soap is next on our list)!
The Lavender Farm at Woodstock
Just a mother/daughter team working with our families to bring a different, unique lavender experience to South Central Kentucky. We love the land, we love our farming heritage and we love lavender!