Laven­der linen wa­ter

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Laven­der wa­ter is tra­di­tion­ally used to scent cloth­ing and linen. It im­parts a beau­ti­ful scent, and can be used on pil­low cases to in­duce sleep. If laven­der is not your favourite scent, use rose petals in­stead. Re­place the laven­der es­sen­tial oil with rose gera­nium; rose ab­so­lute is ex­pen­sive and its am­ber colour may stain.

In­gre­di­ents • 2 cups fresh or dried laven­der flow­ers • 600ml dis­tilled wa­ter • 60ml vodka • 6 drops laven­der es­sen­tial oil

Place the laven­der flow­ers in a large glass jar. Bring the wa­ter to the boil, then pour over the flow­ers. Leave to cool. Add the vodka and es­sen­tial oil, mix, then se­cure the lid and leave for 2 weeks, shak­ing gen­tly daily. Strain and pour into a spray bot­tle.

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