Monday, July 5, 2010


Lavender Fields

Love it or hate it, Lavender is here to stay. Lavender has a well-established tradition as a folk remedy and its scent is familiar to almost everyone.

Lavender oil is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative and detoxifier. It is especially successful in the treatment of burns and is used to encourage wound healing, it is soothing for inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis and can be used as an antidepressant.

A few drops of lavender in a hot footbath has a marked influence in relieving fatigue and it can help to relax and bring a good night’s sleep. A truly indispensable fragrance!

Lavender & Mint


  1. Beautiful... both!! Help... can you give me any tips on making Lavender Essential Oil stick in a soap? I find it so faint and so fleeting.... xox Jen

  2. I agree. Beautiful soap! Lavender & Mint are great together.

    Jennifer- I like to blend my lavenders with anchor fragrances like musks and ambers.

  3. Hi Jen, thank you so much:) I find adding cornflour or ground oatmeal to the essential oils before adding them to the traced soap helps to anchor the fragrance to make it last longer, you could also check the amount of Essential oil you are using and maybe make it a bit stronger. Jan

  4. Thank you Anne-Marie,coming from a master soapmaker like you, now that is something special! you’ve added a bit of sunshine into my not-so-good day:)
    The musk and amber sounds good, oh the lure of fragrance oils, oh so tempting!

  5. Felicidades Por tu blog, me ha Parecido precioso . Saludos .

  6. Your soaps look sensational! The pic of the lime, coconut and aloe-vera soap bar always makes me think of coconut ice. Mmmmm ... coconut ice!

  7. I adore the smell of lavender. Now if only I could learn to grow it and by that I mean - keep it alive - I would be happy! Gorgeous looking soaps.

  8. Que bonito blog que tienes y unos jabones espectaculares felicitaciones te dejo un fuerte abrazo .Magdalena