Lavender is one of my favorite scents ever. It is so calming and relaxing! I found a wonderful source at my farmers’ market this year for fresh lavender and I decided I wanted to try making some lavender vinegar with it. I use vinegar for so many things around the house (like practically all of my cleaning, my hair rinse, fabric softener, etc.) if it smelled like beautiful lavender instead of potent vinegar I would be thrilled.
All you need to make this is a bunch of fresh lavender (dried would probably work also, but I have never tried it), white vinegar, and some ball jars. Basically, you are just going to slowly infuse the vinegar with the lavender, which will leave you with a wonderful smelling vinegar that has tons of great uses!
Ingredients and supplies:
- 1 bunch fresh lavender (around 5 ounces)
- 1 gallon white vinegar
- 2 half gallon ball jars or 4 quart size ball jars
With sharp scissors or with a sharp knife and a cutting board, cut your lavender (including the stems) in half from top to bottom.
Distribute evenly between the ball jars. Fill jars to top with vinegar, covering all of the lavender. Cover jars with a plastic lid or with a layer of plastic wrap between the lid and the vinegar if all you have is a metal lid.
Let sit for 4-6 weeks until it has reached your desired level of potency. Once the vinegar is done, strain the lavender from the vinegar and use as desired.
You may wish to dilute the vinegar with some water, depending on what you are using it for. Enjoy!
- Clean mirrors, windows, sinks, floors, etc.
- Hair rinse,
- Body splash
- Facial toner
- Laundry rinse
- Air freshener
- Add a little to your bathtub
- Try using some in your salad dressing!
Do you have any other ideas for ways to use lavender vinegar? I would love to hear them!
This post has been shared with Simple Lives Thursday.