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Violet Rosewater for a Mother’s Day Splash

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.

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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).

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10:25AM PST on Feb 28, 2011

another twenty points for the animals ...

6:18PM PDT on Sep 25, 2009

Never made my own perfume but I get migraines from commercial brands. I found a company that doesn't use harsh chemicals and toxins and they came out with these scents:
FELISSE An enticing blend of juicy berries, wild mandarin, white gardenia, and Moroccan jasmine amid ambered highlights of sugared caramel, sweet vanilla, creamy praline, and smooth sandalwood.

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FLEUR DE BOIS Tender orange blossom and juicy passion fruit glimmer with radiant white floral notes and accents of frankincense,earthy patchouli, sweet vanilla, and musk-infused sandalwood.

MYSTIQUE™ An alluring mix of Bulgarian rose, African violet, and tropical jasmine, fused with a hint of bright citrus. A sophisticated fragrance with a hint of mystery.

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Cheers;) Fragrant Ladies ;)

5:40AM PDT on May 29, 2009

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11:15PM PDT on May 10, 2009

Sounds wonderful, thanks a lot,Annie!!!

7:04PM PDT on May 10, 2009

nice picture, but shouldn't it be violets? i wonder how strong the scent would be...can you drink it too?

12:32PM PDT on May 10, 2009

thank You I will try to make this for ma daughters as I am irritated by these smells, but my daughters like them! I appreciate it! Cathi

6:40AM PDT on May 10, 2009

Rebecca L., distilled water can be found in many grocery stores along with bottled drinking water. Here in the midwest USA it's about $1 per gallon. Local drug stores also carry it. Sometimes it is in the "baby" aisle, but watch the label and sometimes the price is higher. Strange.
Rebecca D., lilacs would be wonderful! And just now in season. Good luck with your creations, everyone.

9:41AM PDT on May 9, 2009

My background is FILLED with violets... this sounds nice!

9:37AM PDT on May 9, 2009

Where do you get distilled water?

9:15AM PDT on May 9, 2009

Mom would love this stuff!

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This video was the 2nd one here that had a commercial first on it! Now we have to watch a commercial…

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