Violet Rosewater for a Mother’s Day Splash
Get in the swing of spring with this refreshing splash perfect for Mother’s Day. You can use it in your bath, or as an after-bath splash. You can even sprinkle it on linens for a bit of fragrance.
So easy to make, so many ways to use it—and the sweetness of roses and violets will be sure to lift your mom’s spirits.
2 cups distilled water
4 tablespoons vodka
½ cup chemical-free dried rose petals
½ cup fresh violet flowers
1. Combine the ingredients in a sterilized glass bottle.
2. Swirl the contents gently.
3. Store in a cool, dry place for a week.
4. Strain out the flowers using a strainer lined with muslin or an unbleached paper coffee filter.
5. Bottle and enjoy.
Adapted from “Perfumes, Splashes, and Colognes” by Nancy M. Booth (Storey Books, 1997). Copyright (c) 1997 by Nancy M. Booth. Repreinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from “Perfumes, Splashes, and Colognes” by Nancy M. Booth (Storey Books, 1997).