Are Essential Oils Sustainable + ABCo's Zero Waste Solutions

By Eliza Talvola

As the name would suggest, essential oils are the “essence” or pure fragrance of a fruit, flower, or botanical. They’re pretty potent, so a little...

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A Buyer's Guide to Honey, Bees, and Lavender

By Eliza Talvola

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,...

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West Virginia Wildflower Honey - The Complete Journey

By Eliza Talvola

At Appalachian Botanical Co., we always encourage our “conscious consumers” to dig deeper into the products they buy. Because we prioritize the planet and the...

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French Lavender vs. English Lavender: What's the Difference?

By Eliza Talvola

Aromatherapists and essential oil fanatics are probably very familiar with lavender, but do you know the true differences between English and French lavender? These little...

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A Very West Virginian Small Business Saturday

By Eliza Talvola

Many West Virginian small businesses, like small businesses all over the world, are hurting right now. Recent data suggests that nearly a quarter of all small businesses...

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Sharing Some Lavender Love: Our Favorite Locally-Made Lavender Products

By Eliza Talvola

We love trying other locally manufactured and handmade products, and we know we’re not the only ones who love lavender! We’re continually amazed by all...

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Socially Responsible and Sustainable Gifting: How To Spot the Best Brands

By Eliza Talvola

Locally manufactured products are usually much easier to keep an eye on. If you know the designers, producers, workers, manufacturers, and retailers, you have almost...

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Shop Local: Our Homegrown Holiday Gift Guide

By Eliza Talvola

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...

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Meet Our Lavender-Infused Gift Sets

By Eliza Talvola

Holidays are best when lavender-infused! This year at Appalachian Botanical Co., we are gearing up for the holiday season with a couple of new products...

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