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Lavender

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Since long days in the sun and breeze parch her complexion, McPherson makes a sugar-lavender body scrub to exfoliate and moisturize her skin. Our version calls for both brown sugar and turbinado sugar, which are great for smoothing and nourishing dry skin. Finish the package with our clip art.

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Beyond its appealing aroma, lavender has been shown to help relieve insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Martha Stewart Living crafts director Marcie McGoldrick was inspired to include it in the home-spa products on the pages of the magazine (and in the lip balm). Enjoy the relaxing scent with candles made from soy wax mixed with lavender essential oil.

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From chocolate shops to restaurants, artisanal flavored caramel is all the rage. Enjoy its panache at home with this delectable sauce. Enhanced with lavender and fleur de sel, it's delicious over cakes, ice cream, and other desserts. Before giving it as a gift, dress up the jar with lavender sprigs to hint at the unexpected floral essence within.

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Although Herbes de Provence can be found in most grocery stores, it is easy to prepare your own mixture. The combinations can vary, but thyme and savory are generally used; rosemary is included for lamb preparations. Lavender adds a pleasantly pungent aroma.

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