I was glancing over this book that I’ve had for a while called Bath Scents by Alan Hayes. I found this cool recipe for Lavender Toilet Water. I made it and I am quite pleased with the results. What made it even more awesome is that I have lavender plants around my home and I already had lavender oil so the only thing I really needed to buy was some vodka.
Here’s what you’ll need.
- Spray Bottles (Save empty hair spray bottles and rinse out well and you can repurpose them)
- 16 ounces distilled water (500 ml)
- 2 ounces (50 g) lavender buds (about 4 teaspoons dried)
- 10 ounces vodka (310 ml)
- 6 drops lavender essential oil
Directions: Place 2 ounces of lavender buds in a large ceramic bowl and pour boiling 16 ounces of distilled water. (Personally I used tap water because it’s for my own use.) Allow it to steep for 12 hours or overnight for a strong infusion. Oh wow your home will smell absolutely divine!! Use muslin, cheese cloth or a strainer to separate the lavender buds from the lavender infusion.
Add the vodka and lavender oil, seal in a bottle and leave to stand for two weeks. Drip through a coffee filter after 2 weeks and then rebottle.
Honestly it smells really nice and not over bearing. I use it as an air freshener, spray it on my hair and body. It smells really clean and not over powerful. I really like it and I hope you do too.
I think this would make a lovely gift for someone. The greatest thing is that there’s no junk in this spray. Making your own stuff can be really fun and can save you $$ as well. Feel free to share this with your friends and comment about your thoughts.
It kind of looks like lavender tea. It’s not all Martha Stewarty but then again, I’m not Martha Stewart.
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