Lavender hydrosol is great to use for personal care and beauty, but it can also be used in many ways around the house. Using natural lavender is a smart way to create a beautiful, clean, sweet smelling home without using chemicals or harsh cleaners. Once you realize how many ways there are to use lavender around the house you will want to be sure that you always have some in the house.
Lavender hydrosol or flower water is a fantastic replacement for expensive and chemical filled fabric softeners and dryer sheets. You can add some to plain laundry detergent to make your clothes smell great. Or you can create your own laundry soap using Borax and washing powder. Mix in some lavender and you will have a gentle, all natural cleanser for your clothes that costs just pennies to make.
But you can also use lavender in the dryer to add another layer of fresh fragrance to your clothes that will last for a long time. Simply soak a rag or an old sock or a felted dryer ball in lavender flower water. Then toss it in the dryer. As the clothes dry they will absorb the fresh sweet scent of lavender.
When you’re ironing use a few splashes of lavender hydrosol instead of water. The iron will steam in the scent of lavender so that your clothes will smell wonderful for days after you wash them. Layering the lavender scent throughout the laundry process will make sure that the scent stays in the fabric. And of course there’s nothing better than washing your sheets, blankets and pillowcases in lavender detergent and drying them with lavender to help you sleep better at night.
Spraying chemical air fresheners in your home is terrible for you, your kids and your pets. Chemical based fragrances don’t last and they can cause asthma and respiratory problems. But natural lavender hydrosol is a natural air freshener. It kills bacteria in the air so that odors are eliminated, not just covered up. You can spray the hydrosol in the air like an air freshener. Or you can put the hydrosol in a pretty glass jar and put a few reed stick in the jar. The lavender water will soak into the reeds and evaporate into the air spreading a light fragrance of lavender throughout your home. This is a great way to make your bedroom more relaxing and peaceful so that you will sleep better at night.