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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. 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.


Lavender Water With Flowers

Lavender has both soothing and antiseptic properties.

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.

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