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Posted by Eleanor Ozich on

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Floral-infused waters are beautifully fragrant, and you can make them at home using a variety of fresh or dried flowers, such as rose, lavender, calendula or chamomile. They have an extensive range of uses including a gentle facial toner, linen freshener, or perhaps you’d like to add a few cups to your bath for a more relaxing experience. Rosewater, in particular, is also a wonderful mood enhancer, I love to mist it on my face to uplift and freshen up throughout the day.

1 cup fresh flower petals, or ½ cup dried petals
2 cups distilled or filtered water
¼ cup witch hazel
essential oils of your choice
Note: try to use organic, chemical-free flowers.

Here's the simple method:

1. Combine the flower petals and water in a small saucepan, and heat until steaming, without allowing it to boil. Turn off the heat and cover with a lid.

2. After about 20 minutes, the petals will have lost most of their hue, and the water will have taken on the colour of the petals.

3. Place a piece of muslin or cheesecloth over a large, clean mason jar. Gently pour the infused water in to the jar, and then stir in the witch hazel. Most infused waters will keep for up to a month.

To enhance your floral infused waters even further, you might like to add a few drops of essential oils to your spray bottle. For example, I make a rose face mist, and include 5 drops of frankincense and ylang ylang. Another lovely idea is to make a lavender water linen spray, infused with cedarwood and vetiver.

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