A Lavender Fleur Body Cream Valentine Gift


After making the Strawberries & Champagne lotion yesterday, I decided that one little gift for the ladies wasn’t enough. To mix up the scent options, I dug through the blog fragrance collection and found a bottle of Lavender Fleur. I discovered that it brought back some great memories!

Finished sample jars of Lavender Fleur Body Cream.

Finished sample jars of Lavender Fleur Body Cream.

Did you know that two of my first blog projects in 2009 featured this fragrance?  If you want to take a ride with me back, you can read about Foaming Fruity Layers Part 2 and Valentine Soaps. I decided to reevaluate my original opinion of this fragrance and make something new. (I wasn’t fond of it at all back then!)

I think I’m now in love with Lavender Fleur! It’s a lovely blend of fresh lavender blooms and green cucumber with a twist of orange and a hint of white lily. This concotion is calming to the soul and a perfect treat. I can’t help but think that this would be perfect as part of a specialty line of spa type products!

Not sure about Lavender Fleur? Request this as a sample in your next order!

Ingredients
Body Cream Base
Lavender Fleur Fragrance Oil
Purple Raspberry Color premixed with water
Grape premixed with water
Equipment
Spoons (I love the Soap Spoons for this!)
Plastic Bag or disposable pastry bags
Containers of your choice (I used the 1 oz Jar & Cap Set)


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
3628 grams Body Cream Base
16 grams Lavender Fleur Fragrance Oil
q.s. Purple Raspberry Color
q.s. Grape Color
Recipe in Ounces
128 ounces Body Cream Base
0.51 ounces Lavender Fleur Fragrance Oil
q.s. Purple Raspberry Color
q.s. Grape Color
Recipe in Percentages
99.6% Body Cream Base
0.4% Lavender Fleur Fragrance Oil
q.s. Purple Raspberry Color
q.s. Grape Color

Q.S. means quantity sufficient. I added a few drops of premixed color until I felt there was enough color to give the body cream a pretty pink tint. To get my premixed colors, I mixed 1/2 tsp of dry dyes with 1 fl oz of water to get my pink/red  and blue colors. I used approximately 3-4 drops of the liquid Purple Raspberry color and 4-5 drops of the liquid Grape color to achieve my purple tinted lotion.

Are you ready to get started? Open the pail of Body Cream Base. Add the fragrance. (This is about half of a 1 fl oz bottle and is considered a light usage rate.) Using a large spoon or spatula, stir in the fragrance. To help make sure it has been mixed well, I add a few drops of color to help color the base. Stir well. You will know that you are finished when there aren’t any more white spots!

Fill your desired containers. I love using disposable pastry bags that are filled with the mixed lotion and then filling my jars. It keeps the mess to a minimum and speeds up the filling process.

What projects are you working on for Valentine’s Day? We’d love to see what you are mixing up!

Andee

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About Andee

I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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