Lavender soothes the body and calms the soul.

Lavender has a number of health benefits and contains antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. Lavendula Angustifolia has been shown to relieve anxiety, aid in quality sleep , and elevate mood because it possesses compounds that have a soothing and relaxing effect on the body.

La Grange Lavender Co. grows two main types of lavender . Lavandula Angustifolia, known as English Lavender, is used as culinary lavender, but can also be used in bundles and sachets. Our two Angustifolias are Royal Velvet and Munstead. These both have a sweet floral smell and are wonderful in recipes. 

Lavandula x Intermedia , known as Lavendins, are known for their hearty nature, long stems, and camphor aroma. They are the best type for distillation and work well as fragrant bundles and in bath and body products. Our four varieties of intermedias are Grosso, Phenomenal, Sensational, and Edelweiss. 

Here in Arkansas the lavender blooms in June, and with so many varieties there will be blooms for an extended season. Each variety looks  and smells different.  For instance, Grosso has long spires with silvery purple blooms, while Phenomenal is a noticeably deeper violet. Edelweiss is a beautiful white variety with an intoxicating camphor fragrance.

Handcrafted Lavender Products Made Here

Essential oil, soothing eye pillow, bath salts, body bar, culinary bud and so much more!

Lavender Recipes

Lavender Syrup

One of the easiest and most versatile recipes. Sweeten hot and cold drinks alike, such as coffees and lattes, iced or hot teas, lemonade, or your favorite cocktail.

Lavender London Fog

For this cozy tea latte, a combination of Earl Grey and lavender is a perfect match.

Lavender Sugar Cookie

Using La Grange Lavender Sugar, you can make an ordinary recipe bloom into something special, like this simple sugar cookie.

Lavender Syrup 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 T dried culinary lavender buds
  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar and water.
  2. Heat until it just starts to boil, then let simmer, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in lavender bud and simmer for 1 more minute.
  3. Remove from heat and cover.
  4. Let it stand for no less than one hour and up to four. The longer it sits the more intense the lavender flavor will be.
  5. Strain the mixture through a sieve into a sterilized jar and seal with a lid.
  6. Refrigerate immediately.

Your syrup will keep in the fridge for two to three weeks.   Yields 2 cups

Lavender London Fog

Ingredients

  • 1 T dried loose leaf Earl Grey  
  • ½ tsp fresh or dried lavender flowers ( garnish )
  • 1 c boiling water
  • ¼ c  milk ( any kind works well )
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T lavender simple syrup
  1. Using a tea ball infuser or tea filter bags, place tea in a cup and pour in hot water. 
  2. While tea is steeping, heat milk in the microwave at 20-second intervals until hot.
  3. Froth hot milk either with a hand blender or a french press.
  4. When tea is dark and ready take out tea bag.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract and lavender syrup. Spoon on frothed milk and garnish with lavender.

Lavender Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ c  all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp  baking soda
  • ½ tsp  baking powder
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 ¼c La Grange Lavender Sugar + ¼ c separated for garnish
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F 
  2. Stir flour, baking soda, and baking powder together in a small bowl.
  3. Beat Lavender sugar and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the flour mixture. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls.  Dust with remaining lavender sugar, and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are just golden, about  8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets briefly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yields 4 dozen