How lucky are we to have essential oils? I mean really. Tub of warm tap water, poof, now it’s an aromatherapy spa-worthy soak. Stressful home office? Just diffuse a few drops of lavender essential oil and you’re feeling calm and ready to take on the day. Run out of your go-to cleaner? If you’ve got vinegar and essential oil, then you have a multipurpose cleaner that smells great and is better for our bodies and environment.Continue reading “Soothing, Economic DIY Lavender Bath Bombs”
For some people, pink himalayan salt and lavender exist in two different worlds. Here at Appalachian Botanical Co., we know that they make the perfect pairing. Lavender is such a versatile plant. It helps people to feel more calm and relaxed after a long day, makes cleaning up around the house much more pleasant, can help you to get some more sleep, and even makes for a lovely addition to your spice rack. We don’t shy away from adding lavender to our favorite dishes, both salty and sweet, but it’s not just for the ultra lavender fan. When done properly, lavender can add a delicately sweet floral note to any dish or drink that everyone can love!Continue reading “Tangy, Herbal, EASY Lavender Vinaigrette”
English lavender is everywhere! It’s in our cleaning products, soaps, cocktails, perfumes, pastries, coffees – you name it. Maybe that’s because we could all use a bit more relaxation and the best way to get it is with our favorite soothing, floral, familiar scent.Continue reading “Unwind with Soothing, Sippable, English Lavender Tea”
Essential oils are always the start of the show… and rightfully so. When we use steam distillation to make our lavender essential oil, not only do we get the purest, highest quality oil possible, we also get a delicate and versatile little byproduct — hydrosol. If you don’t know which one to choose, don’t worry, we’ll go through the ins and outs of hydrosols and help you find creative ways to use them!Continue reading “What Are Hydrosols and How Can I Use Them”
There are three things we can’t get enough of — honey, bees and lavender. The world’s honey bee population is declining as habitat loss, pesticides, and other unsustainable farming practices are growing. That’s why apiaries and organic farms are starting to gain some traction! Now that more and more micro-apiaries and popping up, more honey varieties are too.Continue reading “A Buyer’s Guide To Honey, Bees and Lavender”
This year, you can get all your Christmas shopping done with the help of locally grown lavender.
The mantra for doing your holiday shopping, especially this year, should be: shop small, shop slow, shop smart. Shopping small ensures that small and locally owned businesses can make it through 2020’s finish line. Shopping slow, meaning shopping for ethically and thoughtfully made items rather than mass produced goods, ensures that you’re getting a more unique and long lasting product that’s better for the planet. Lastly, shopping smart means avoiding the crowds at big box stores and getting your shopping done early!
Salt and lavender are quite the odd couple, but we can’t get enough of them! This is a year of firsts for many things, and especially when it comes to the holiday season. For some, the holidays are a time of much needed tradition and normalcy in this crazy year. For others, it’s an opportunity to do holidays your way – forget the stale fruit cake and bland turkey that no one really loves. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your holiday menu for your whole family or need inspiration for a decadent meal for one, this lavender spiced turkey recipe is delicious, unique, and comes with all the fixin’s!Continue reading “Upgrade your Roast Turkey Game with Salt and Lavender”
Lavender is a superpower in the kitchen. Not surprisingly, it has a very assertive sweet and floral flavor. As a rule of thumb, any desserts, whether savory or sweet, that use thyme and rosemary might be suitable for lavender. Adding lavender straight from the garden is always the most delicious way to add a floral touch to your dish. Lavender buds are beautiful, but they can also be overpowering if you bite right into one. If you want a more diluted or blendable lavender alternative, organic lavender honey does just the trick!Continue reading “9 Desserts Baked with Lavender Love”
If you ask us, salt and lavender are two essential elements of unforgettable dishes (sorry Samin Nosrat, you were close)! This unlikely pairing may not have crossed your mind before, but you’ll wish it had crossed your taste buds sooner! Yes, lavender is delicious in English teas, ice creams, and espresso, but it can also transform savory dishes into entree-worthy plates.Continue reading “Heat, Acid, Salt and Lavender: 7 Incredible Lavender Dishes”
Bees and lavender have left their mark on the warmer months and are going out with a bang. Summer is being ushered out by cool winds and changing leaves, but we’re not quite ready to see it go! Autumn in Appalachia brings so many delicious and soulful ingredients to the kitchen like squash, apples, and the last bit of sweet corn, but it also marks an end to the honey harvesting season. Our lavender fields provide all the nectar and pollen our bees need to create a unique lavender honey that elevates every dish. Whether you’re not ready to bid summer goodbye or are looking for ways to incorporate your favorite florals into holiday dishes, we’ve compiled a list of the best lavender honey recipes that are sure to leave a sweet taste of summer on your lips.Continue reading “Add a Touch of Sweetness and Summertime to your Meals with These 10 Lavender Honey Recipes”