During the summer months, lavender festivals pop up throughout Oregon. Let’s look at the properties of this wonder-flower and where to go in Oregon to experience its glory.
Healing Properties of Lavender
You probably know lavender as the elegant purple flower that shows up every summer in all of its purple glory. Historically, we’ve placed a lot of meaning on these magical plants and they’re seen as representing silence, devotion, and purity. Lavender is commonly used in soaps, fragrances, essential oils, decor, and other floral arrangements and has an earthly and soothing smell that is known to promote relaxation, stress relief, and deeper sleep. Rubbing lavender essential oil on the body, especially the feet, is a pro-tip for instant relaxation and a more sound night’s sleep. Additionally, the lavender essential oil is antiseptic, antibacterial, and antispasmodic and can be used to treat symptoms such as anxiety, restlessness, burns, and pain. Stepping into the world of lavender proves to be visually stimulating, relaxing, and creativity-boosting, as the color purple has been known to increase imagination, spirituality, and calmness.
Oregon Lavender Experiences
Oregon is abloom with this magical purple flower. Simply being in the presence of these plants will lift your spirits. The English Lavender farm hosts lavender-centric events all summer and their farm store is open every weekend. Southern Oregon Lavender Festivals are June 21-23 and July 12-14. Save the dates and enjoy live music, the healing scents, and sights of lavender, and outdoorsy Oregonians. The Oregon Lavender Association serves as a guide for all things lavender and their website is a mecca for every lavender event all summer long, including the McKenzie River Lavender Festival on July 14, which boasts local artisan crafts, shaved ice, a meadow of gorgeous lavender flowers, lavender products, and live music. Going to festivals is a wonderful way to engage with the community, learn about local vendors, and support small farms. Take advantage of Oregon’s myriad floral offerings this summer.
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