5/26/07

Homemade Lavender Bubble Bath

When we lived in Southern Minnesota our home was landscaped by the previous owners. One of the plants we inherited was a walkway lined with lavender. Boy was I surprised to see how quickly it grows and spreads! It was a wonderful addition to our bathroom in both sprigs for decor (hang upside in a bunch and tie with rustic cord, twine or ribbon) and also to sprinkle the purple flowers in your bath. Still needing more ideas to use some of it up I found this recipe for homemade bubble bath. It's a great gift idea too!




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1 bunch of lavender
1 large bottle of clear organic shampoo
5 drops lavender oil

Pretty clear bottles or glass jars with excellent stoppers


Cut the long stems off the lavender, as you only want the purple flowers. Place the bunch head down into a clean widemouth canning jar. Add the shampoo and the oil. Close and let set for 2-3 weeks. (A windowsill is fine!). Shake occasionally. Strain the liquid well to remove the flowers and bottle in decorative containers for gift giving or reuse the shampoo bottle if you are keeping for yourself.

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