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DIY Christmas Gifts: Lavender Cleaner

November 28th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

An easy project that you’ll appreciate in the house, or give it as a homemade gift to a friend or family member!

You’ll Need:

1/4 lb. certified organic lavender buds

1 large box baking soda

coffee grinder or mortar and pestle

Directions:

Grind or crush lavender buds. Mix with baking soda and keep in a jar. We use 1/4 cup crushed lavender to every 3 cups baking soda, but you can alter the proportions to your own preferences. Uses: try sprinkling on the carpet before you vacuum for a fresh scent, use to clean garbage disposals, or set out to capture unwanted scents. Or use however you use baking soda now! (we wouldn’t recommend using this mixture in your baking, however, as our bulk lavender buds aren’t a culinary variety). Enjoy!

DIY Christmas Gifts: Lavender Recipe Cards

November 28th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

A simple project that’s perfect for stocking stuffers or simply a little extra something in your Christmas gifts! Easily make recipe cards with your favorite lavender recipes, attach a sample of our certified organic culinary lavender, and your friends and family can find the joy of cooking with lavender! Read the rest of the blog for a special BONUS!

You’ll Need:

1 jar Jardin du Soleil certified organic culinary lavender

1 package mini ziplock bags*

1 package 4×6 index cards, or cardstock

staples

your favorite lavender recipe, or try one of ours

Directions:

Place several teaspoons of certified organic culinary lavender in a mini Ziploc bag and seal. *You can easily find mini Ziploc bags at craft stores, Michael’s, Walmart- or sometimes I see them at a local bead shop. Write your recipe on a 4×6 index card, staple your Ziploc bag of certified organic culinary lavender to the corner, and Voila! You have a culinary treat for someone special!

BONUS: When you order our certified organic culinary lavender, we’ll include 10 mini Ziploc bags with your order! Just mention this blog in the “message to seller” box during checkout!

We have extended our FREE shipping on all online orders of $60 or more! And use coupon code, xspecial, for a 15% discount on your ENTIRE ORDER! Both offers valid through December 25, 2010!

DIY Christmas Gifts: Lavender Heart Sachets

November 28th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Looking to make some of your own lavender Christmas gifts this year? Why not make your own Lavender Soap Sachets! Our Lavender Soap Sachets are very popular in Jardin du Soleil’s lavender gift shop, and are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. And you can find nearly everything on our website!

You’ll Need:

4 oz. Certified Organic Lavender Buds

6 Lavender Heart Guest Soaps.

6 organza sachets*

optional: cardstock

Directions:

Place a small handful of lavender buds in a sachet bag (*easily found at any craft store or Walmart), drop in a Lavender Heart Soap, and tie. Voila!

For a special touch, write little notes to your loved ones on cardstock, punch a hole, and tie it to the Lavender Heart Soap Sachet. Some ideas: “Made for you by ___” “Made with Love” “Thinking of You” or even simply “Merry Christmas” or “To ____, From ____” If you’re sending a package to relatives, why not use a Lavender Soap Sachet instead of a bow that can get crunched in the mail!

However you choose to give your Lavender Heart Soap Sachet, the recipient is sure to love it!

Don’t forget, there’s free shipping on all online orders of $60 or more! AND, use coupon code xspecial to receive 15% off your entire order! Both offers valid through November 30th.