Saturday, April 4, 2009

Making Floral Water

What do you get when you take hyacinths,


Lavender, water, essential oil, and any other sweet smelling plants?


Why floral water of course!

Pick your favorite sweet smelling springy scents, bruise them up a bit and put them into a giant test tube.


Add water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Screw on the lid tightly and shake.

Then a little dab will do ya!


MMMMM, smells great!


Turning the tube upside down is also quite fascinating to watch!

This floral water doesn't keep very long, you would need to strain out the plants. You don't have to use essential oils either, especially if you are using a potent flower or herb.

25 comments:

jumbleberryjam said...

Your posts make me so happy :-). Where did you find those giant test tubes with caps?

Anet said...

I bet the girls just loved this!
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We have the same test tubes. They are so great!

Lisa said...

the test tubes are from steve spangler science....click on the orange words in the post to take you there.

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Have I mentioned before how beautiful I think your daughters are?

This is one of the things I could make... today.... IF I had the test tubes or similar containers. BUT I don't. Damn it!

Shady Lady said...

Your girls are just beautiful!

Those test tubes are great. I got mine from Oriental Trading Company.

I was wondering if you could acheive the same results without the essential oils, but maybe more flowers??

Lisa said...

Shady, no you don't need the essential oils, especially if you have a potent smelling flower or herb, my girls just put EOs in everything they get a chance to.

Shady Lady said...

Thanks, Lisa!

Lisa said...

Goose loves to make "potions" with flowers and water and glitter! I love the testtube idea. Your girls are too cute!

Joy said...

We'll have to try this. I don't have any test tubes like that, but I do have small glass honey bottles that would probably work. Elizabeth would love some floral water. :)

Melissa said...

I wanna play. I'm going to make some lavender water-- how do you think it would be if I dumped it into the wash with my sheets?

Lisa said...

GREAT IDEA Melissa! Oh, the smell of lavender weakens me in the knees, too bad my hubby sneezes at the scent!

Mariah said...

I absolutely love this and so will my girls... the test tubes are great! Thanks for the wonderful idea and great new science resource :)

Sunny said...

That should be fun.

sybilbrun said...

What a fantastic activity! I feel so lucky my girls got to be a part - thanks so much for doing this with them! :-)

Tammy said...

The girls and I want to play at your house. :)

jane said...

Hey Lisa-Mmmm. What a great idea! And all natural! Love it.

Siayla said...

This is so sweet! I don't have big test tubes but I have some large water picks for the rose stems when you buy roses. I think they would work. As soon as our flowers appear I want to try this. It's right up Sierra's alley!

Thanks so much for all your great posts. I LOVE your blog!

sunnymama said...

Mmmmmm, I bet that smells so good!

Amber said...

Oh that is just gorgeous. Any use of these beautiful plants only enriches our souls more...You are just lovely...xx

Cheryl said...

This must smell so absolutely lovely!! Thanks for letting us share this with you.......

Sofia said...

Wow I think I will do that today with my friend.

kristen said...

Well that is just wonderful!!

Maggie said...

Great idea! I'm thinking that this would be fun for my son to do as Mother Day gifts for his grandmothers.

We love those tubes from Steve Spangler too! We bought them with some polymer water balls that are a ton of fun.

Maggie said...

Great idea! I'm thinking that this would be fun for my son to do as Mother Day gifts for his grandmothers.

We love those tubes from Steve Spangler too! We bought them with some polymer water balls that are a ton of fun.

Sofia said...

I think I will do that but my dad will have to find some viles to do them in