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Benefits of lavender essential oil for skin

Lavender and lavender oil has many different health benefits, and one of them is skin care. There are many different benefits of lavender essential oil for skin, and in this article we’re going to break down each one. Acne Treatment Pure lavender oil is one of the best natural ingredients you can use for treating acne issues. It has anti-inflammatory…

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How to cook with culinary lavender buds

Cooking with lavender is becoming more and more popular, but you need to be careful how you use it, as it can become overbearing. In this article we are going to discuss the tips and tricks of cooking with lavender, so grab your dried lavender buds and let’s get started! Buy the right product No matter what you’re going to…

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4 ways lavender can be used for healing purposes

There are many things you can do with lavender these days such as using dried french lavender for a fragrance around your home, lavender massage oil, using it in food with culinary lavender buds, and much more. But believe it or not, fresh lavender is actually valued quite high for the effects it has in healing. In this article we…

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How lavender oil can improve hair health

Here at McKinley Lavender Farm we do more than just grow the lavender, we also make lavender oil. In this article we are going to explain some of the benefits lavender oil can have on hair growth. Promotes hair growth A study back in 2016 has shown that lavender essential oil can actually grow more hair. These studies showed that…

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How to make lavender oil using steam distillation

Buying essential can sometimes be quite expensive, but believe it or not it’s actually quite inexpensive to distill at home. In this article we are going to walk you through how you can make lavender oil at home using steam distillation. What are essential oils? Before we get into the step by step process we’re going to quickly explain what…

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How to prune and harvest lavender

If you’re new to harvesting lavender and wondering what you need to do, don’t worry cause we’ve got you covered. Proper pruning and harvesting of lavender ensures the plant will have a longer lifespan, and the plant will keep producing flowers for a very long time. Here is our guide on pruning and harvesting lavender. Prune and harvest when the…

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How to keep tulips fresh after picking

After a long winter here in the Okanagan spring is finally here! That means it’s time to spruce up your home and office space with some beautiful, freshly cut tulips. You may be thinking to yourself, why would a lavender farm write about how to care for tulips? While we do focus primarily on dried lavender and growing dried lavender for…

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Spring/Summer 2019 Update

We’ve been quietly planning for spring and summer 2019. As we commit further to make this our full time “job” we’ve made some big advances in planning and execution. We started on a whim adding over 3500 Tulips in between the Lavender rows this fall and then that whim quickly turned into a serious plan. So, we’ve cleared more space…

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The health benefits of lavender

While lavender and dried lavender is generally used for decoration, it’s fragrance, and even in cooking, it can also be used for medicinal purposes. It is believed that lavender oil can have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, which help to speed up the healing process of burns and bites. Research also shows that it can be used for treating anxiety, insomnia,…

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6 great uses for your dried lavender

One of the great things about dried lavender is there possibilities on what you can do with it, are endless. If you have an abundance of dried lavender left over after your purchase, here are 6 uses for your dried lavender. Lavender Bags Do you have an empty fabric bag lying around that you never thought you would have a…