Lavender Water has been around for hundreds of years. We love the scent and use it in our laundry and on our linens. We hang garlands of it in our homes to keep things smelling fresh. All the "Junk Sisters" (#1,2,3 &4) gathered together a couple of weeks ago to make a new batch and we wanted to share the recipe with you....
1 cup lavender flower buds
Remove lavender flower buds from stems and add to a one-cup measuring container, pack lightly. Pour the measured cup of lavender buds into a glass mason jar.
Add one cup of water, preferably distilled or previously boiled and cooled.
Add 1/8 cup of vodka (yes vodka) stir or shake well.
Put the mixture in a sunny window for two weeks, shaking the jar each day to combine the ingredients.
Strain the lavender water into a pretty bottle and use as desired.
When washing bedding and linens, add some lavender water to the rinse cycle. Your bedding will have a light lavender scent.
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, use it to freshen your skin on hot summer days, a hair rinse, splash in the bath or dab around temples for headache relief.
Lavender is naturally anti bacterial, take a small spritzer with you to use in your car or office when you can't get to a restroom to wash your hands.