DIY: Fragrance – Rosewater, Orange Blossom, Lavender, & Lavender Vanilla

The one thing I wish I could showcase on this site is my love for fragrance. Whether it’s a decadently rich body wash, a spritz of perfume before date night, a delicious smelling candle on a rainy evening, or just a splash of a sweet smelling essence in the room, nothing makes me quite as happy as enjoying a beautiful scent. So naturally, while eyeing my backyard the other day {with ideas on how to make homemade simple syrups for cocktails and desserts this season by using the florals outside}, it struck me that I could make my very own fragrances. They took just a few minutes to create and make for a refreshing mist in the morning {when used as a substitute for the rosewater spray that I spritz over my face each day}, a sweet pillow spray to make my bedding feel just a little more indulgent, and a great room freshener. Enjoy!
Flowers {I used roses, orange blossoms, lavender, & vanilla}
Spray Bottles {I used these}
Paper, Pen, & Scissors for labels
1. Bring your water to boil {for the 8 ounce bottles I used about 12 ounces of water to start with}.
2. Once the water is boiling, add in the flower petals. Stir consistently.
3. When the flower looks to have lost any strength {i.e.: the rose petals almost look transparent}, turn of the stove, pour the scented water into a cup, and the squeeze out any remaining water from the flower petals.
4. Refrigerate for a couple hours with the top of the cup sealed to keep the scent in.
5. Create labels for your bottle marking down your scents, pour the chilled fragrance into the bottle, & enjoy!
Note: I made four scents – rosewater, orange blossom, lavender, & lavender vanilla.
x Paris