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Starbucks Lavender Powder Ingredients and the Benefits of Buying Real Farm Made Lavender Syrup!

Starbucks recently launched its spring menu and we weren’t surprised to see a heavy focus on lavender-based drinks using their proprietary Starbucks lavender powder ingredients. We’re on the cusp of launching our first culinary lavender products at McKinley Lavender Farm. Two of the most requested items that our customers have been begging for us to bring to market, have finally…

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Cold Pressed Lavender Oil

Cold-pressed oils are not your average bear. Oftentimes, cold-pressed oils are more potent, present better health benefits, and are purer than other oils. While their cost is certainly higher, it’s worth it to pay the extra dollar for these quality oils. Cold-pressed oils are the most desirable type for skincare, haircare, and massages. However, they are most commonly used in…

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What is Lavender Hydrosol?

Hydrosols have many different purposes and benefits. They can be made from all sorts of plant materials and share many similarities with essential oils. However, as the name suggests, they are mostly made of water. Hydrosols can be used in a variety of ways like aromatherapy or as air fresheners. In this article, we will be going over what lavender…

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Lavender Whiskey Sour

Looking for a new seasonal drink to warm you up on those cold winter nights?  McKinley Lavender Farm has you covered with a unique spin on a classic cocktail. Ingredients: Ice Cubes or Chilled Whiskey Balls 2oz Whiskey (we prefer Jack Daniels around here) Lavender Infused Sour Syrup (see #10 here for the recipe) Dried Lavender Sprigs (garnish) Directions: Fill…

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Lavender Lemonade

If life gives you lemons…add lavender and make pink lemonade!  This is one of our favorite, summer time recipes to easily infuse lavender into your life. Ingredients: Ice Cubes Cold Water 2 cup Hot Water 1/4 cup Dried Lavender Leaves OR 2 TBSP of Dried Lavender Flowers (The dried lavender flower buds are much stronger, so you won’t need as…