This time last year I was planning my trip to Maui and on to Oahu for the NFL Pro Bowl. It was an amazing trip that I hope to take again in the near future. This year I’m ordering lavender products from Maui for the many benefits lavender is reported to have.
One of my favorite excursions on Maui was to the Ali’i Kula Lavender farm owned by Ali’i Chang. It is located in what they call Upcountry on the slopes of the Haleakala Crater. You can imagine the view, it’s breathtaking. We took a walking tour around their 45 different varieties of lavender along with the olive trees and so much more.
Missing my experience, I decided to order some of their culinary lavender products to try out. I had sampled some on my visit and really enjoyed them. I spoke with the folks at Ali’I Kula Lavender farm and they assured me all of these products I chose are gluten free. I’ve not cooked much with lavender, just as part of my Herbs de Provence mix. Along with the products came a map of the farm and a good listing of the health benefits of lavender.
Relaxes, Calms, Comforts
Eases tension, stress, pain and inflammation
Repels mosquitoes and other insects
Relieves headaches and congestion from colds
Heals cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and stings
Reduces symptoms from pms, anxiety, vertigo, insomnia, and claustrophobia
Provides moisturizing and healing properties
Well after reading that list I’m going to get started. I’ve purchased the lavender sugar as a gift for my mom. Don’t tell her it’s a surprise and maybe she’ll totally miss reading this part since she reads my blog. I also have the Lavender teas, lavender pepper seasoning, lavender gourmet seasoning, culinary lavender and lavender honey.
If you have any recipes you currently make using lavender please share them with us. For now it’s time to play in the kitchen! I wish you all the benefits that lavender provides. Mahalo