Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lavender Festival

"As Rosemary is to the spirit, so Lavender is to the soul"
~ unknown


Whether or not purple is your favorite color, you are sure to love Lavender for its sweet smelling therapeutic fragrance.








 As you may already know, lavender is used in essential oils, perfumes, in aromatherapy, in traditional herbal medicine ..




.. and in the kitchen as a culinary herb. 




One of the most versatile essential oils...it can be used in the bath to fight tension, sprayed on a pillow help ease you into slumber, and even applied to the skin to heal and fight infection. 




Lavender comes from the same family as  mint






Over 2500 years ago, lavender was used in ancient Egypt during the mummification process







The scent of lavender deters mice, flies, mosquitoes and other pests



Nectar from lavender plants are used to make high quality honey




With Lavender currently in peak-bloom, don't forget to check nearby Lavender farms who may be hosting Lavender fest.


Pacific north-west has an ideal weather for growing this versatile, sweet smelling herb. 
Sequim is perhaps 'The Lavender capital of North America'. 
Check this link for info on Sequim Lavender festival. 






If you are planning a trip to the San Juan islands in the coming weeks, don't miss the beautiful Pelindaba Lavender farms.

All Photographs by: Anupama Puneeth. 
(Respect copyright)

Shot @ Pelindaba Farms San Juan & Sequim

Information Courtesy: 
http://www.escentsaromatherapy.com
http://www.growerdirect.com

2 comments:

  1. Wow Anu it looks so beautiful! It makes me want see it with my own eyes! Purple is definitely one of my favourite colors!

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  2. Diana, thank you for stopping by and so nice to hear from you ! Hope you are doing great :)

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