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We're Growing Opportunity in the Mountain State
We grow lavender on reclaimed coal mine land, and we provide second-chance employment to area residents. Learn more about how we're bringing economic opportunity and growth to Southern West Virginia.
Pure and Natural
We can tell you exactly where our lavender and honey come from. Our specially formulated products use only flowers, stems, leaves and buds from lavender harvested at our Ashford farm. Our honey and pollen are produced exclusively by the bees that forage in our lavender fields.
Lavender is so deliciously calming we just want to wrap ourselves up in it. Thankfully there are so many ways to incorporate this beautiful, sweet plant into all aspects of life, from meditation to daily cleaning. Looking for ideas on how to fill your days with lavender? Explore some of our thoughts in the articles below.
Incorporating Lavender into your Wedding Day
Since lavender blooms in June or July, a summer wedding is ideal for everyone’s favorite purple perennial. Ah, wedding planning. It’ll make or break ya. We promise to not mention mason jars, Polaroids, or “cupcakes instead of cake” in this entire blog. Instead, let us remind you of the beauty...
Growing Lavender At Home: Learning from the Urban and Suburban Gardener
This week, we talked with two home gardeners about growing lavender—one urban, the other suburban—to find out what works in helping their pretty purple perennials thrive! Perhaps you garden seriously. Perhaps you garden casually. Or, perhaps you are the type of person who doesn’t even use “garden” as a verb....
DIY Bug Repellent with Lavender Essential Oil
Repelled by the thought of a Do It Yourself bug spray? (See what I did there?) Does the idea belong in the category of “things you thought you’d never make at home?” Perhaps, but lavender essential oil is the perfect key ingredient in making your own bug spray. The recipe is quite...
Lavender in the Imagination
Straight up purple perfection. That’s how lavender is perceived here at Appalachian Botanical Co, and we like to think that’s how you picture our prized plant too. Lavender carries different meanings to different thinkers, and we thought we’d explore the various images and feelings that lavender connotes. A thing of...
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"I bought a travel pack from the Red Caboose. These products are fabulous, my favorite is the mist. I spray it nightly at bedtime, it gives me a calming effect as I lay down to sleep."
"I am an aromatherapist and your lavender is amazing. Best in thirty years of sniffing!"
"It’s cold and damp on the coast; I add some infused goldenrod honey to my morning tea for a little boost of calm."