It’s early morning. You’re walking. Between plump rows of purple bushes, soft blooms tickle your fingertips. And then…dawn breaks in vivid splendor. Lighting up the breathtaking scene, a flourishing field of vibrant lavender is bathed in golden sunlight against an ancient white stone building. You breathe in the sweet air and feel completely at peace.
This invigorating experience is something people have sought to capture for centuries in the form of oils, soaps, bouquets and a range of other lavender creations that bring home a taste of southern France’s magnificent fields. While hopping on a plane to Provence is obviously the ideal choice, you can also snag this fragrant flower at local farmers’ markets, oil and spice shops, nutrition stores and maybe even your neighborhood grocer. And, if all else fails, you can hit up Amazon for some dried buds.