Sunshine Lavender Farm in Orange County, North Carolina. The sights were uplifting and the smells were beyond wonderful. My friends and I learned about planting lavender, created lavender wands and cooled off with delicious lavender ice cream and lavender lemonade (see recipe below!).
Lavender has many natural health benefits like easing headaches, aiding in sleep and providing overall stress relief. With all these uses you may want to invest in a small lavender farm (or plant) of your own. Sunshine Lavender Farm's website contains planting information like using oyster shells to prevent weeds, reflect the sun and make a beautiful accent to your garden. They also feature great recipes and an online shop.
Lavender Lemonade Recipe:
Fill a tea ball with loose lavender florets, fresh or dried. Place tea ball in a quart pot of water to boil. Turn off heat and let steep 20 minutes. Use the "lavender tea" instead of water as you make your favorite lemonade recipe, either homemade or from a mix.
If you have any lavender tips or recipes please feel free to share in the comments. Here's to a lavender infused week ahead...
Link - Sunshine Lavender Farm