Saturday, September 12, 2009

Homemade Lavender Water Recipes

Lavender water can be used in a variety of ways around the house.

Some ideas:
When washing bedding and linens, add some lavender water to the rinse cycle. Your bedding will have a light lavender scent (lavender helps those with sleep problems).

Use when ironing, spritz a bit of the lavender water on the items being ironed. Will add a nice lavender scent to the garment.

Lavender water can also be used as a beauty aid, try it as a skin freshener on hot summer days, a hair rinse, splash in the bath or dab around temples for headache relief.

Insect repellent, try it for mosquito repellent use as well as a mosquito bite itch helper. Lavender deters flies and other insects too.

How To Make Lavender Water – Recipes

Recipe #1

Mason Jar
Lavender Buds


Fill the glass jar with lavender and cover completely with vodka. Seal jar.
Place the jar in a sunny location for about 18 days, rotate and shake the jar each day–morning and night.

After 18 days, strain the lavender from the vodka and seal the liquid in a clean glass jar.
Use as needed.

Recipe #2

2 cups water (distilled)
3 TBS vodka
15 drops Lavender essential oil


Mix the essential oil and vodka together then add water. Seal in a jar or bottle, keep in a dark place for 2 weeks before using.

Also check out the recipes here for rose water.



Coniqua said...

I just posted an inspiration board this morning featuring linen water. It seems so easy to make and makes a nice difference in the laundry

Lori Stoia said...

Just check out your recommendation. I like it!