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Free Shipping* and Lavender Super Sale!

March 13th, 2011 by Jardin Du Soleil

With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up, and Pam’s great-grandmother, Julia Lavender, being Irish, we wanted to celebrate by offering FREE SHIPPING on all online orders of $50 or more through March 31, 2011!

Remember that our Lavandin Super Essential Oil is also on sale for half off through March 31 too, so now is a great time to stock up!

The Healing Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

March 13th, 2011 by Jardin Du Soleil

If you’re trying to use more natural remedies in your life, Lavender Essential Oil has some wonderful health benefits

Lavender has been shown to aid in these areas:

  • Relaxation Stress Relief and Anxiety— Lavender has been shown to lower heart rate.
  • Insomnia — Lavender oil helps induce sleep
  • Skin Care — Helps with acnes and rashes, dermatitis and eczema, soothes cuts scrapes and burns, also soothes sunburn
  • Hair Care — Treats Lice and Alopecia
  • Digestion — Helps with nausea, colic and gas
  • Respiratory –Helps with colds, coughs and bronchitis
  • Pain Relief — Relieves pain in muscles and soothes headaches and migranes
  • Circulatory System — Aids with blood circulation and lowers blood pressure
  • Antiseptic — Antibacterial and Antiviral — Use to clean sores and wounds

So you know the health benefits, but how would you actually use lavender essential oil?

  • Massage lavender drops on your temples to soothe headaches or migraines
  • Apply a few drops directly to cuts, scrapes, and burns to disinfect, soothe, and facilitate healing.
  • Mix a few drops of lavender essential oil with a carrier oil to massage into your skin.
  • Place a few drops on your pillow to aid in restful sleep- don’t worry, pure lavender essential oil won’t stain!
  • Add 3-4 drops pure lavender essential oil to 4 ounces of cold water in a spray bottle and spray on sunburned skin
  • Add a few drops to a clean cotton cloth or handkerchief. Inhale cloth to help calm nerves and combat anxiety
  • Add 5-10 drops of pure lavender essential oil into a warm or hot bath to soothe sore muscles and relieve tension
  • Add 20 drops (you can add up to 50 drops) of essential lavender oil to a half liter of water. Add to washing machine to disinfect and lightly scent laundry.
  • Some dermatologists recommend a lavender essential oil & water spritzer to help with Rosacea

Our Lavandin Super Essential Oil is HALF OFF through March 31, 2011!

Lavender Super Sale

February 13th, 2011 by Jardin Du Soleil

After our half-off certified organic oil sale, we found out we had a lot more Super oil than we thought. So now is a great time to fill your cupboards with our Lavandin Super Oil at half-off prices!

Our certified organic Super variety has a sweet herbaceous note closely resembling lavandula angustifolia. Used in products, Super gives a softer lavender fragrance without the cost of lavandula angustifolia essential oil. The softer notes are also popular among those who use lavender essential oil for personal use.

Sale ends March 31, 2011.

All of our Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil is Half OFF!!

January 17th, 2011 by Jardin Du Soleil

We’ve had such great distilling seasons, that we find ourselves with a wealth of our Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil. We’d like to offer you all of our oil at HALF OFF prices!

Whether you like to use Jardin du Soleil Lavender Oil around the house, or are a crafter or aromatherapist who has specific uses, now is a great time to purchase!

We also have placed an 8 oz. bottle of Angustifolia oil online. This oil was distilled from a variety we no longer grow. Its scent is reminiscent of our regular sweet Angustifolia oil and an early spring “green” scent. We think it may work well in soapmaking or mixed with other scents. It’s wholesale price of $24.95, discounted to $12.47, is sure to entice you to try some! Order soon, we have limited quantities!

Oil will be on sale until Jan. 31st. Wholesale/bulk pricing (1/2 or 1 gallon) available, contact us at info@jardindusoleil.com or (360) 582-1185 for more information.

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: The Woman Who Has Everything

December 12th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

The final day of our 12 Days of Christmas Gift List Blog: Finding a present for the woman who has everything!

Our Lavender Silk Eye Pillows are luxurious and oh! so soothing. We use our certified organic lavender buds, purple raw silk, and a touch of flax seed so that you can warm them up or put them in the freezer for that extra touch of comfort. A gift of our Lavender Silk Eye Pillow and our Lavender Lotion, or our Lavender Peppermint Foot Lotion, is like giving the gift of a “Spa Day” at home! And it’s one that they can use over and over again, all while thinking of the wonderful person who gave it to them.

We also have several Lavender Gift Boxes that are wrapped and ready to go! Just look under our Gift Ideas tab… Ship a lavender gift to that someone special for free if the order is over $60! And we’ve made it easier than ever to give more this holiday season with our 15% off coupon code- use coupon code xspecial

Order by Dec. 15th to ensure Christmas delivery! We ship using Priority Mail, which estimates delivery of 3-5 days.

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: Your Pet

December 12th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Don’t forget your pets this holiday season!

For your kittie, try our Lavender Catnip for only $3.95! Your cat will be entertained for hours. Also, check out our lavender products for dogs: Our Lavender Doggie Soap is a very enriching, easy-to-use soap that lathers great! Our Lavender Doggie Collars are so cute, and the perfect accessory for your pooch! And remember, if your pup is a little too rambunctious around the holidays, try our Lavender Dog Calming Spritzer!

Suzy is wearing size Large, and Radar is wearing Size Small. Both love their Lavender Collars!

Lavender Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

December 11th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Mmmm! We couldn’t wait to try some gingerbread cookies with lavender this holiday season!

We figured the easiest way to try these cookies would be using our Certified Organic, Fair Trade Lavender Sugar, and it turned out to be just the perfect amount!

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup Certified Organic, Fair Trade Lavender Sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup molasses

1 egg

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. ginger

1 tsp. ground cloves

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Blend all of the ingredients with an electric mixer. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out Lavender Gingerbread Cookie Dough to 1/4 inch thick, cut into shapes, place a half inch apart on a cookie sheet, and bake for about 8 minutes or until slightly browned. Makes 2 dozen 5-inch cookies.

*If you prefer a slightly stronger lavender flavor, add 1/2 tsp. finely chopped Culinary Lavender.

Ornamental Cookie Frosting:

1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/8 tsp. cream of tartar

1 egg white

Blend all ingredients until very thick- a knife drawn through the frosting should leave a line. Color and use to decorate!

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: Your Daughter or Best Friend

December 6th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Jardin du Soleil has a wide variety of lavender gift sets that make perfect lavender gifts for your daughter or best friend!

Order by Dec. 15th to ensure delivery before Christmas! We use USPS Priority Mail, which has estimated delivery of 3-5 business days.

Our Bath and Body Gift Set is packaged for gift giving and includes our Lavender Body Lotion, Lavender Hand & Body Wash, our hand-crafted Lavender Soap, and Lavender Bath Salts, as well as our certified organic Lavender Essential Oil. The Lavender Pomegranate Gift Set is also a popular choice, including our Lavender Pomegranate Lotion, Lavender Pomegranate Body Wash, and Lavender Pomegranate Soap- and a portion of the proceeds is donated to Ovarian Cancer Research. Look through all our our Gifts Ideas to find the right lavender gift for your daughter or best friend!

FREE SHIPPING on all online orders of $60 or more through Dec. 25th. Use coupon code: xspecial to receive 15% off your ENTIRE ORDER!

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: The Hostess

December 6th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Day 7 of our 12 Day Gift Guide: Gifts for the Hostess and Entertainer.

Do you have a friend who is almost impossible to shop for, because it always seems she has it so together? Here are some lavender products which she’s sure to love!

A Lavender Votive Set is a perfect gift: 9 attractive, purple votives that will last 15 hours each, filling the whole house with the scent of lavender. Lavender Room Spray would also be an excellent lavender gift, as would Lavender Linen Water and Lavender Dryer Sachets. Your friend or family member will be sure to think of you and your lavender gift every time she uses one of these lavender gifts!

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: The Chef

December 6th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: Gifts for the Chef!

Anyone who enjoys cooking would love our Ultimate Culinary Gift Set; all of the lavender essentials wrapped and ready for gift-giving! The set includes our Certified Organic Culinary, Lavender Herbs de Provence, Lavender Pepper Spice Blend, and Lavender Pink Himalayan Salt. It also includes a recipe card with three lavender recipes so the recipient can get started cooking right away! For an extra-special gift, pair the Ultimate Culinary Gift Set with the Lavender Cookbook. This cookbook contains the best lavender recipes we’ve ever found, and has a wide variety to choose from. Browse through our In the Kitchen section to find the perfect gift for the connoisseur on your list!

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: The Gardener

December 6th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide: The Gardener

For the gardener on your Christmas list, we have some lavender gift ideas for you to think about! Would they like our Lavender or Lavender Coconut Lime Gardener’s Soap? It’s our hand-crafted soap made with grits to help scrub up after a day outside. Or what about Lavender Seeds? We’ve also created a Gardener Gift Set, which includes Lavender Gardner’s Soap, Lavender Seeds, and a antique spoon plant stake. Both are great ways to start a lavender plant to eventually be planted outside. Lavender Shea Butter is great for the chapped, tired hands you can get after working outside, and is used by all the gardeners we know! We hope this helped you find a lavender gift for the gardener on your gift list!

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: The Traveler

December 5th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Day 4 of our Lavender Gift Guide Series: the perfect lavender gift for the traveler on your list!

There’s a whole host of lavender products that someone will enjoy while traveling. To start with, we’ve put all of our favorite lavender products in a Frequent Flier Pack– all the lavender essentials in handy, check-in bag size. There’s a 2oz bottle each of Lavender Hand and Body Lotion, Lavender Hand and Body Wash, and Lavender Hand Sanitizer. We’ve also included our ultra-moisturizing Lavender Shea Butter and a Lavender Lip Balm. Other lavender gifts the traveler would appreciate are our 4 oz. Lavender Room Spray– a quick refreshment for the “hotel-room smell”. The last lavender products we always keep with us while traveling are, of course, a handful of lavender sachets. They’re perfect for keeping your luggage refreshed, and your clean clothes smelling fresh. We know we’ve kept these lavender products with us while traveling, and we’re sure that the traveler you know would also love these lavender gifts!

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: The DIYer

December 5th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Day 3 of our Gift Guides for everyone on your list!

Know someone who is so crafty and clever, they’re impossible to shop for? Jardin du Soleil has some lavender products for that DIY’er on your list!

For someone who enjoys sewing, check out our bulk lavender buds: A pound of our certified organic lavender buds makes a great lavender gift that will keep someone entertained with making sachets for a long while! Our certified organic lavender essential oil also makes a great lavender gift for the do-it-yourself kind of person. They can use it to make candles, lotions, potpourri, and even recipes!

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides: The Naturalist

December 3rd, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Day 2 of our Holiday Gift Guides… Looking for a great gift for your friend or family member who prefers to use certified organic products? Jardin du Soleil has a whole host of certified organic lavender products that are sure to be appreciated!

  • In the Kitchen…Our Certified Organic, Fair Trade Lavender Sugar is a wonderful treat for the tea drinker or dessert aficionado. Our Pink Himalayan Lavender Salt is a wonderful, natural salt renowned for its purity and nutrients, or perhaps our Certified Organic Culinary Lavender is exactly what you’re after.
  • If you’re looking for something For the Home, think about our Lavender Sachets or our Dryer Sachets, all of which are made with our certified organic lavender.
  • Out of our Bath and Body lavender products, our Bathtub Tea is made out of all Certified Organic ingredients, which all are soothing, healing, and beneficial to the body. Our Lavender Shea Butter is made with the purest of ingredients (Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Certified Organic Lavender Essential oil, and cosmetic grade mica for pigmentation) and is very popular with doctors and health professionals. And the best part is how incredibly moisturizing it is… just like our Lavender Cuticle Cream, made with only Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa, Vitamin E, and our certified organic lavender essential oil.
  • If you still can’t find the right gift, what about a bottle of our Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil? We have several different varieties distilled, including Super, Grosso, and Angustifolia. Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil is such a versatile product… it can be massaged into the temples, dropped on your pillow at night, diffused using a pot of hot water, added to home crafts, products, or potpourris, and our Certified Organic Angustifolia Lavender Essential Oil can even be used as a culinary oil! A little goes a very long way though!

We hope this helped you narrow down the gift search… Stay tuned for our Day 3, Gifts for the Do-it-Yourself person!

We are extending our 15% special on all online orders. Use coupon code, xspecial. And Don’t forget FREE Shipping on all online orders of $60.00 or more. These special offers are good through December 25, 2010

Family Coming for the Holidays?

November 14th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

If you’ll be receiving guests this holiday season, try some of our home lavender products to welcome your guests with the luxury of Jardin du Soleil Lavender! Lavender Dryer Sachets and Lavender Linen Water are both an easy way to freshen up your guest sheets, and our Lavender Votives or our Lavender Room Spray, made with our own certified organic lavender essential oil, are a fragrant addition throughout the house. Use our Lavender Heart Guest Soaps to replace all your old soaps right before your guests arrive, and they’ll feel like they’re being pampered- giving you more time to focus on the turkey or where the kids went off too!

And it’s easier than ever to refresh your house with Jardin du Soleil certified organic lavender! Complimentary Shipping on all online orders of $60 or more through Nov. 30th! Order by Nov. 18th to make sure your lavender products get to you before the Thanksgiving holidays!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

November 13th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Are you going to visit family this Thanksgiving? Jardin du Soleil has the perfect hostess gift for you to bring! And remember, there’s free shipping now through Nov. 30th on all online orders of $60 or more! Order by Nov. 18th to make sure you get your lavender products before Thanksgiving! Here are some suggestions for you…

If your hosts love to cook, bring them our Ultimate Culinary Gift Set or our Lavender Cookbook. Our Sachet of Sachets is a welcome treat, and will fit nicely in your suitcase if you’ll be flying. Two new additions to our website, Lavender Garden Potpourri and Lavender Vanilla Lime Potpourri, are fragrant and attractive mixes that are sure to delight your hostess. Be sure to browse through our website for more great lavender gifts!

Or, if you want to bring a dish to share and are looking for something unique, purchase a jar of our Herbs de Provence and visit our Recipe page for delicious Roasted Red Potatoes with Herbs de Provence. Our family is already looking forward to this recipe, which they think is way more complicated than it actually is! Or, use our certified organic Culinary Lavender to make Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Lavender and Lime. Find the recipe on our Recipe page. Doesn’t it sound perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner?

Stock up on hostess or family gifts for this holiday season and save with our Free Shipping offer on all online orders of $60 or more! Offer available through Nov. 30th.

Lavender Chocolate Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

November 8th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Turkey Cupcakes are easy to make and look better than from the bakery! While combining lavender and chocolate can be tricky, this recipe makes it fool-proof: simply use our Rich Lavender Dark Chocolate, cut up as chocolate chips, in a chocolate cake mix. Our family Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe follows. Lavender Dark Chocolate Cupcakes are a great way to make something new and unique for this Thanksgiving!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Lavender Chocolate Chips

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla

2 bars Rich Lavender Dark Chocolate, cut into chocolate chip sized pieces

Preparation:

Sift together the flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Cream together the sugar, mayonnaise, water and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; stir until well blended. Mix in Lavender Dark Chocolate Chips. Pour batter into greased and floured layer cake pans (or a 9- x 13-inch pan). Bake at 350°F. for about 25 minutes

Buttercream Icing

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons milk

1/2 cup cocoa

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Blend in powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Reserve a small amount of white icing for the turkey eyes. With the majority of the icing, mix in enough cocoa to make the frosting dark brown in color- you may have to add more milk if the frosting becomes too stiff.

Decorating:

Place icing in large ziplock bag or a disposable pastry bag. Cover top of cupcake with a thin layer of icing, then pipe two large blobs on top of each other for the head. Insert candy corn (it’s be easier if you break the white top off the five tail feathers, and the yellow bottom off the beak), and sprinkle chocolate sprinkles on the turkey’s back. Finally, use a small amount of white buttercream icing to pipe two small eyes on the turkey. To make the small beady eye, simply push a chocolate sprinkle into the white frosting, so that the end is visible. Congrats! You’ve got Chocolate Turkey Cupcakes that are almost too cute to eat!

We had so many cupcakes, we decorated some as pumpkins too:

Lavender Sugar Cubes Project

November 8th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

These sugar cubes are a great project for so many reasons! Simple and easy, you’ll end up with a chic collection of tasty sugar cubes that can flavor coffee, tea, or even make a delicately flavored lavender tea. Put them in a china tea cup for when company comes over, and your guests will be blown away by the presentation!

If you have acquired a bottle of our certified organic Angustifolia lavender essential oil, this is an excellent way to put it to use! You’ll want to use Angustifolia essential oil because it’s naturally much more suited for culinary use- it’s sweeter and more floral.

STEPS:

Start with one cup white sugar. Add one or two drops of our certified organic Angustifolia lavender essential oil and one tablespoon of water. Mix with a spoon- the mixture should be crumbly and damp. Press into miniature ice cube trays, (we also found that plastic candy molds or resin molds work well), or use a melon baller to press sugar into half-domes. Let dry- usually this doesn’t take longer than overnight, but the deeper the mold, the longer they’ll need to set. Once dry, keep in an airtight container until ready to use.

Once dry, decorate with Royal Icing. We mixed one egg white with one teaspoon lemon juice, then added two cups powdered sugar and a few drops food coloring, and blended all together. If you’re worried about raw eggs, you can also find Royal Icing recipes using Meringue Powder.

We decorated the lavender sugar cubes with lavender flowers, but had so much fun (and extra icing) that we decorated an entire box of regular sugar cubes for a friend’s tea-themed bridal shower. Lavender Sugar Cubes would be a great addition to events such as birthday parties, teas, luncheons, bridal showers, etc.

Tip: we tried tinting the lavender sugar cubes purple by mixing red and blue food coloring with the sugar mixture. However, they really looked gray once they dried. We’d recommend trying a pre-mixed purple.

Wedding Information Now Online

November 1st, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Have you always dreamed of being married surrounded by thousands of blooming lavender plants? Do you know someone looking for a unique place for her ceremony? Jardin du Soleil is now available for wedding ceremonies!

Our perfectly groomed, certified organic farm is sure to be the perfect setting for your ceremony. Five acres of lavender fields, two acres of gardens, and a hand-built, one-of-a-kind gazebo are sure to make your wedding day a memorable and unique experience. The Victorian gardens, ponds, fruit trees, and lavender fields that encompass the property will become the perfect natural backdrop for your wedding photos, and your guests can enjoy wandering the grounds while waiting for the ceremony to begin. Imagine a wedding ceremony surrounded by your closest friends, family, and the beauty and fragrance of ten thousand lavender plants.

We’ve put our information online, under the Resources tab, where you can also download our wedding brochure for full information.

For scheduling or more information, contact us at: 1-877-527-3461 or info@jardindusoleil.com

Lavender Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

October 23rd, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

We love all of the candy and goodies that Halloween brings, but sometimes it’s nice to spend some time with your family and make some homemade goodies as well! These sugar cookies are a delightful blend of lavender and spice, and are so much fun to decorate!

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 1/2 teaspoon Culinary Lavender, chopped or crushed

1 cup butter (salted)

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper

2. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla.

3. In separate bowl, combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, and lavender with a fork. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture while mixing.

4. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes. Transfer to cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes, or until edges are golden. Transfer to racks to cool.

Tip 1: These cookies are definitely better the next day: we left the cookies in the oven until golden (19 min), and they were pretty crispy- we feared they were way too overcooked. But once iced, and left overnight, they became soft and moist!

Tip 2: These cookies are also perfect for Thanksgiving, so go ahead: make a double batch, through half the dough in the freezer, and in November we’ll show you a quick and easy way to decorate them as Turkey Cookies!

Glace Icing

4 cups powdered sugar

6 Tablespoons milk

6 Tablespoons light corn syrup

1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions:

1. Mix sugar and milk with a whisk or a fork until smooth. Mix in corn syrup and almond extract. Icing should be thin, forming a drizzle. This consistency is the flood icing, the background for the cookies. Split icing into several bowls- one for each color (We kept white as the flood icing and dyed a quarter of the icing black). With all but the flood icing, mix in a little more powdered sugar to thicken the icing, which will allow it to keep its shape once piped.

2. Transfer icing to disposable decorating bags (or ziplock bags, if you’re like us and aren’t stocked up).

3. To make the background, make a pool of white icing in the center of the cookie and use a knife or spoon to spread towardthe edges.

4. For the spiderweb, pipe a thin line of black icing in a large spiral pattern. Then use a toothpick to drag from the center of the cookie toward the edges.

5. Let dry overnight. Glace icing won’t be as hard as royal icing, but it will harden so that the cookies are stackable.

Note: We thought the spiderweb design was too cute to pass up (and we didn’t have a pumpkin cookie cutter), but you could easily use orange, brown, and green icing to decorate pumpkin shapes- which might be better suited to this recipe, given that they are, after all, Lavender Pumpkin Spice Cookies.

Enjoy!

Lavender Lemon Bars!

October 23rd, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

It may very well be fall, with the holidays just around the corner; but at Jardin du Soleil we are playing up lavender with citrus to brighten our crisp October days! Enjoy this recipe with Certified Organic Culinary Lavender. For stronger lavender flavor replace regular sugar with Certified Organic Lavender Sugar, and pair with any of our Lavender Tea Blends and enjoy!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup confection sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 cup ground almonds
2 teaspoons Jardin du Soleil Culinary Lavender, crushed
2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon rind

Topping:

1 3/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
1/3 cup lemon juice
confection sugar (to dust before serving)

Yield: 2 dozen bars

Prep time: 30 min, Total time: 75 min

Directions:

1. In small mixing bowl, cream butter and confection sugar; Add the flour, almonds, lavender, and lemon peel; beat until crumbly.

2. Pat into an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish; bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

3. In another small mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking soda, eggs and lemon juice; beat until frothy; pour over HOT crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown; cool on wire rack, dust with powdered sugar; refrigerate leftovers

Soaps Make Great Stocking Stuffers!

October 15th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

With so much holiday preparation already going on in so many homes, Jardin du Soleil would like to help you cross “Stocking Stuffers” off your list! Have you looked at the updated Soaps page? We have made it easy to get something everyone will love and use, even your four legged family members! Plus, you can feel confident your loved ones’ hands and bodies will be well cared for with Jardin du Soleil’s pure and natural handcrafted or french milled soaps. Made from our certified organic lavender essential oil and blended perfectly with shea butter to soothe and moisturize with every use, its no wonder why these soaps are a customer favorite!

Give Mom A Day at the Spa!

May 5th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

For the mother who is always taking care of her loved ones and seldom takes time for her self, A Day at the Spa, from Jardin du Soleil, is the perfect gift! She’ll pamper her skin in the nourishing essential oils from Jardin du Soleil’s certified organic lavender. Her skin will surge with deep moisture from Jardin du Soleil’s Body Lotion and Shea Butter. And she’ll soothe her cares away with our Lavender Peppermint Foot Lotion. With the refreshing aromatherapy from the the included lavender votive candles we know Mom will appreciate your thoughtfulness and the convenience of a spa experience at home.

FREE SHIPPING WITH ONLINE ORDERS OF $50.00 OR MORE through May 9, 2010.

Don’t forget to make Mom some scones from our recipe below. Mmm…

Lavender Scones with Apricot & White Chocolate!

May 1st, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Show Mom your appreciation, and bake up some of these delicious homemade lavender scones! If you’re a stranger to the kitchen this easy-to-follow recipe is the right place to start. With a little culinary lavender everyone will marvel at your delectable thoughtfulness.

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups self rising flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon certified organic Jardin du Soleil Culinary Lavender

6 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup & 1 tablespoon milk

1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 white chocolate chips

Sift and measure the flour.
Re-sift flour with sugar.
Work shortening with flour and sugar with fingers.
Add Apricots, White Chocolate Chips, and Lavender; mix thoroughly.
Add milk to mixture and form into a ball.
Note: if you prefer smaller scones, divide mixture into two smaller pieces.
Turn out on to a floured board, pat into a round, and cut into wedge shaped pieces.
Bake about 15 minutes at 450 degrees on an ungreased baking sheet.
Enjoy!

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Get Cooking With Lavender!

April 15th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

This week we’ve been cooking a lot with lavender. We’ve used Jardin du Soleil Certified Organic Culinary Lavender flowers tossed in almost every salad, or mixed with a combo of vinegar, honey, mustard, salad oil , salt and pepper for our own dressings. We also added our Culinary Lavender to a savory potato soup. I baked scones using fresh ground lavender, white chocolate and apricot [shown in picture]. It’s easy to add Jardin du Soleil Certified Organic Culinary Lavender into your every day meals. Savory dishes that usually have sage, thyme, rosemary, or basil can benefit greatly from culinary lavender, and you’ll be praised for your innovative palette pleasing idea.
Sweet dishes, with our lavender added, seem to take on a “comfort food” kind of appeal, even if you didn’t grow up with using lavender in food.

So explore our posted lavender recipes, follow our blog weekly for added recipes, and have fun incorporating Jardin du Soleil Certified Organic Culinary Lavender into your home cooking. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!