Monday, June 14, 2010

Lavender water

The allmighty Wikipedia states this about the use of lavender:
According to folk wisdom, lavender has many uses. Infusions of lavender soothe and heal insect bites. Bunches of lavender repel insects. If applied to the temples, lavender oil soothes headaches. In pillows, lavender seeds and flowers aid sleep and relaxation.
 And oh, it smells sooooooo good! To make a natural and very low cost allround product of lavender- go for lavender water!
I made a bottle of lavender water out of 4 tablespoons dried lavender to 0.5 litres of boiling water. Boil water, add lavender and cool in a pot. Pour in clean bottle or container. You can strain the lavender or not, I chose not to. I have used it (so far) as soothing agent of sunburn and as footbath (glorious!). I plan to experiment further with spritzing some lavender water on the bed sheets before ironing.

6 comments:

Worsted Knitt said...

That looks amazing. Did it work well on the sunburn?

The Knitwit Knitter said...

Would have never thought to use it on sunburn!

Fiolinn said...

It was soothing for the sunburn, and my skin actually feels quite refreshed! Aloe Vera has more of a cooling property to it though, so it's a matter of preference I guess :)

melasse said...

very nice idea ... the purist reads "violette de parme" on the bottle but it's all about lavender and not violet ??

Mad About Pink said...

>Nice, I'm following you and I'll try.

Fiolinn said...

All about lavender! The bottle is recycled and I had some vintage style stickers and I though it would be nice as a decoration too. :) thank you so much for your comments!