Flower Water Recipes for a Natural Fragrance for Your Home & Body
These simple, natural flower water recipes are a wonderful way to freshen your home and linens. They can also be used as natural perfumes for your body.
Natural Flower Water Recipes
Made using a combination of natural flowers, herbs and essential oils, these healthy homemaking recipes are perfect for room sprays to freshen laundry, linens and the air. Or try your favorite flowers to craft a custom scented floral perfume. Keep reading to learn how to craft your own simple flower water recipes for your home!
Lavender Flower Water Recipe
1 cup distilled water
2 1/2 tablespoons vodka
10 drops lavender essential oil
1/2 cup fresh or dried lavender buds (no stems)
Sterilize a canning jar in boiling water. Allow to dry or dry carefully without touching inside of jar. Put lavender buds in jar. Pour water and vodka over buds. Stir with a stainless steel spoon. Add essential oil, seal and put in cool, dark place for one week. Swirl contents every other day. strain liquid through cheesecloth or coffee filter. Put perfume water into dark (blue or amber) bottle. Will keep for one year.
Orange Flower Water Recipe
16 ounces distilled water
2 ounces vodka
25 drops essential oil of bergamot
14 drops essential oil of sweet orange
In a glass bottle, add the distilled water, vodka and oils. Seal and store the bottle in a cool, dark place for 1 -2 weeks, gently swirling the product every few days. Shake well before using.
Hungary Flower Water Recipe
1 T. rosemary
1 tsp. mint leaves
Grated peel of 1/4 lemon
Grated peel of 1/4 orange
1/4 cup vodka
1/2 cup rosewater
Steep 2 weeks; filter and bottle.
Rose Flower Water Recipe
3 cups rose petals
3 cups purified water
Pick the rose petals just after the dew has been dried by the morning sun. Place in a glass or porcelain container and pour boiling water over the petals. Allow to steep for two days, stirring frequently. Strain and bottle. (You can purchase certified organic essential oils, herbs and flowers from Mountain Rose Herbs.)
To learn more about making your own natural flower water recipes, visit this post from The Herbal Academy. There you’ll learn about necessary safety precautions to take when making your own flower water as well as how to best store your creations. Plus ideas for using flower water in natural health and beauty recipes.
If you enjoyed these natural flower water recipes, then you may also be interested in learning how to use essential oils for home, health and beauty. Learn more here. Or explore my collection of natural milk bath recipes to soothe, dry itchy skin here.