Love-in-a-Mist Lotion Recipe

Traditionally, this lotion was intended for the upper torso, but it makes a wonderful full-body moisturizer with an appealing aroma.

Winter 2018

  • Pale blue is the most common color for love-in-a-mist blooms, but some cultivars produce white, rose, or yellow flowers.
    Photo courtesy of Photographer at Baker Creek
  • "Nigella" in the plant's scientific name comes from the Latin word "niger," which means "black" and refers to its coal-colored seeds.
    Photo by Getty Images/Quanthem
  • ‘Miss Jekyll’ love-in-a-mist is just one of 30 unique plants that Gertrude Jekyll refined and bred.
    Photo by Getty Images/manfredxy

Yield: 8 ounces

Also known as “Roman coriander,” N. damascena has pale blue flowers that appear amid feathery foliage, thus the nickname “love-in-a-mist.” The small black seeds have a spicy scent, like nutmeg.

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