Lavender isn’t just pretty to look at and delightful to smell, it’s a soothing herb that can be used to calm your stomach, skin, and mind, and is also an incredibly versatile herb for cooking. Lavender is an herb native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. Long renowned for its calming effects, the health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to remove nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect scalp and skin, and enhance blood circulation.
I never knew there were so many lavender farms in Virginia! The lavender fields begin blooming in May and are in full bloom in June and July. I already know where I’ll be spending a significant amount of my time this summer adventuring and taking photographs. Here are a few farms that are the perfect day trip distance from Washington D.C.