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hapus
16-01-2009, 01:24 PM
Hello
I'm hoping to make lavender filled hearts. I am very new to all this and not sure where to source dried lavender from. Can anyone help? Many thanks. Sam x

greannancrafts
16-01-2009, 01:34 PM
Hi Hapus

What sort of quantity do you want?
Ebay is a good place for less than 1kg.
HTH

hapus
16-01-2009, 01:55 PM
Hi
Been looking into this and would like one that smells sweet. Colour does not matter as will not see inside hearts. Need about a kilo (to make 50 hearts!)
Thanks
Sam

ElaineJ
16-01-2009, 02:03 PM
The Soapmakers Store (http://soapmakers-store.com/index.asp?subcat=false&display=thumbs&Col_Category=4pot+pourri+making&Col_SubCategory=Flowers+%26+Petals) has them starting at 1.18 for 100g up to 9.84 kg.

(you can always boost with a drop or two of Lavender essential oil or fragrance oil)

sharon
16-01-2009, 04:39 PM
Hi

the best fragrance comes from French Lavender (at Grasse) but it is more expensive at about 20 kg - you'll need to search online for suppliers.

However to start with the cheaper lavender would do or you could mix the expensive stuff with wheat to make it go further.

Just a matter of experimenting really to see what you prefer

Cheers

Sharon

bynicki
16-01-2009, 04:54 PM
I completely agree with Sharon, French Lavender is the best one for filling things as it is strong.

I use the following company http://www.lavendersupplies.co.uk who are very good. I have also used someone on ebay but I cant for the life of me remeber their name, it was a while ago!.