It’s time for another Sunday Night Spotlight to discuss a product in detail, including fun recipes and in this case, blends. If you have any suggestions for a Sunday Night Spotlight, let me know in the comments below! To read about last weeks spotlight, click here, and learn all about a fun and easy botanical to use in your CP and M&P soaps. Are you ready for this weeks? Read on to learn all about Hungarian Lavender Essential Oil.
Hungarian Lavender is a velvety and smooth scent that is less camphorous (sharp and cooling) than our other lavender essential oils, and much more green in scent. This particular EO is distilled through steam which means that no chemicals are used to process it. How do they process plants and botanicals with steam you might ask? Just like with cold or hot water distillation, the steam is passed through the plant material and gathered to makeup that relaxing lavender scent that you all just love. One of my favorite things about this particular essential oil (in addition to it being super relaxing) is that it is edible, which means you can use it in your lip scrubs and balms (how cool is that?). Need a good recipe, try this infused lip-balm recipe for lots of natural lip goodness. Check out these fun blends for Hungarian Lavender that I’ve been playing with and let me know what you think!
Hungarian Lavender and Sandalwood Vanilla (1:1)
Hungarian Lavender and Fresh Bamboo 1:1
Hungarian Lavender and Saffron and Honey (1:2)
Hungarian Lavender, Lemon Essential Oil and Strawberry (1:2:1)
Hungarian Lavender and Pomegranate & Black Currant (1:1)
Hungarian Lavender and Black Tea (1:1)
Hungarian Lavender and White Tea & Ginger (1:2)
Looking for more inspiration? Check out these projects from the Soap Queen Archives that feature the Hungarian Lavender Essential Oil.
Three DIY Laundry Soap Recipes & Oatmeal Facial Scrub and Mask
Have you used Hungarian Lavender in your soapy bath and body projects? Let me know in the comments below what your favorite use for it is!
Hi there. I have been using your Bulgarian Lavender essential oil in my cold process soap. is it normal that is needs longer in the mold than using other essential oil or fragrance oil?
Kelsey with Bramble Berry says
We haven’t had that problem with Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil. As long as you aren’t adding a large amount of essential oil that it shouldn’t slow down trace too much, but it can happen. There are a number of factors that can cause a soap to have to sit in the mold longer such as oils and temperature.
This post explains how to stop soap from behaving badly: https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/cold-process-soap-soft/
Once the essential oil is in the recipe (a lotion bar to be exact), is it safe to remelt it? I wasn’t satisfied with the strength of the scent and I would like to add a bit more.
You can definitely remelt it if you like! I would recommend melting it on 20-second bursts and stirring well in between each burst. If your mixture gets really hot, the scent may fade slightly.
Also, you can use our Fragrance Calculator to find out exactly how much essential oil to use for a strong scent. 🙂
Fragrance Calculator: https://www.brambleberry.com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator.aspx
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry
Celina del Castillo says
I love lavender and I use it for my glycerin soaps. I add dry lavender and a few drops of lavender essential oil to it. It smells great and looks beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing
That sounds like such a beautiful and great smelling soap! Lavender is such a soothing, lovely fragrance. If you ever get photos of your creations, we would love to see them on our Facebook page! 🙂
-Amanda with Bramble Berry