How to Make Lavender Water

Lavender water -- with many uses including freshening up bed linens and calming the skin -- is sold in stores, but it comes with a hefty price tag.

Lavender Water With Flowers

Lavender has both soothing and antiseptic properties.Lavender has both soothing and antiseptic properties.
You can make your own lavender water at home for a fraction of the cost. After you whip up a batch, spritz it around the house to freshen the air, or fill up the water tank in your iron before pressing your bedding.

Step 1

Put 3 cups of dried lavender flowers into a jar.

Step 2

Add 1 cup rosewater and 1 cup white wine vinegar. Put the lid on the jar and let it sit in a cool, dark place for about three weeks.

Step 3

Shake the jar every couple of days to help the flowers dissolve into the liquid. Strain the mixture through a piece of cheesecloth after three weeks, and transfer it to a bottle for storage.

Lavender Water With Oil

Step 1

Pour 3 ounces of clear vodka into a glass jar. Add 3 cups of distilled water.

Step 2

Add 15 to 30 drops of lavender essential oil to the liquid. Put the lid on the jar and shake it up.

Step 3

Let the mixture sit for two days. Shake the mixture again, and transfer it to a bottle for storage.

Things You Will Need

  • 3 cups dried lavender flowers
  • Glass jar with lid
  • Cheesecloth
  • Bottle
  • 3 ounces clear vodka
  • 3 cups distilled water
  • 15 to 30 drops lavender essential oil

About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.