Recipe: Steeped Lavender Flower Water

There are so many ways to use the lavender harvested from your very own garden. If you've already made your first dried lavender bud bouquet, and you feel ready to level up, another simple and versatile use for lavender is steeped lavender flower water. The flower water can be used for body care or culinary uses, and with just three ingredients, it's terrifically easy to make!

For the very best colour and scent, make flower water from the fresh, fully opened blossoms of your lavender plant. Dried lavender buds also work, but the colour is not as intense.

Lavender flower water can poured into your bath, used to make a homemade facial toner, or used as the base for sweet culinary delights, including lavender jelly and lavender simple syrup.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lavender blossoms, or 1 tablespoon culinary lavender buds
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional - helps deepen the colour)

Method:

  1. Place water, lavender blossoms or buds, and lemon juice in saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium heat until simmering.  Simmer 2 minutes, and then switch burner off.  Allow to cool slowly for 30 minutes on stove.
  3. Using cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer, strain flowers/buds and save the flower water.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 1 year.

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