Lavender Water has many uses around the home. The scent of Lavender is known for its relaxing properties. This is a wonderful way to enjoy the scent of your lavender flowers year round. When you make lavender water, do not use any lavender flowers that have been sprayed with pesticides, insecticides or chemicals of any sort. This is a highly fragrant version.
Gather Lavender flowers, do not use the stems, just the fragrant lavender flower. You will need approximately 1 pound of Lavender.
Place the fresh Lavender flowers in a large colander in a sink.
Rinse the Lavender flowers off with cold water, just a short rinse.
Spread out a large piece of cheese cloth.
Place the Lavender flowers in the center of the cheese cloth.
Pick up the ends of the cheese cloth and tie them together to make a sack or large sachet.
Put the cheese cloth filled with Lavender in a large pot or bucket.
Pour boiling water over the top of the Lavender until the cheese cloth is just covered.
Secure plastic wrap over the top of the pot or bucket. To keep the plastic wrap in place, use a large rubber band or tie it in place with string.
Allow the Lavender flowers to steep in the water for 12 to 24 hours.
Remove the cheesecloth sack from the water. Press and twist the sack to remove any remaining water.
Gather more Lavender flowers approximately another pound.
Rinse them off quickly.
Use the water the lavender was soaking in a bring to a boil.
Discard the used Lavender.
Place the fresh Lavender flowers in cheesecloth and create another sack.
Place the fresh Lavender flowers into the same pot or bucket and pour the boiling Lavender water over the top. If you need more water to cover the flowers use boiling plain water.
Secure plastic wrap over the top and allow to steep for 12 to 24 hours.
Remove the cheesecloth sack and press and twist to remove all water.
Strain the Lavender water into large lidded glass jars.
Uses For Lavender Water
Add Lavender water to the final rinse cycle for sheets, pillowcases, blankets and clothing.
Pour Lavender water into a spray bottle. Mist pillows and sheets before bed to help fight insomnia.
When ironing clothing or curtains, spritz the fabric with Lavender water and iron for a fresh scent.
Lightly spray Lavender water on upholstered furniture.
Spray Lavender water on pet beds to mask pet odors and repel fleas.
Mix 1/2 of a cup of white vinegar with 1/2 of a cup of Lavender water. pour into a spray bottle and use to clean countertops, stovetops and porcelain surfaces in your bathroom.
Mix Lavender water with unscented hand cream to add a pretty summer scent.
Spritz Lavender water into the air to eliminate odors and freshen any room.
Spray lavender water in garbage cans to keep them smelling fresh.
Store Lavender water in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 weeks.
Store Lavender water in the freezer for up to 1 year.