Lavender leaves-- An easy homemade floral water can be made by very gently simmering Lavender leaves and/or flowers in water for an hour then allowing to cool and straining off the plant material before bottling up. This is not the same thing as a Lavender hydrosol, though it can be used in the same ways such as a linen/room spray.
How to dry herbs - I used this method for my lavender, but I dried the rest of my food herbs in the oven. It was a little more labor-intensive, but much faster and I didn't have to worry about the cats getting to them.
With summer just over I have plenty of beautiful and heavenly scented Lavender blossom in my garden. Together with Calendula flowers picked and dried during the summer these ingredients will make a very tasty cake in the most beautiful colors of late summer. If you do not have Calendula flowers at hand, just leave them …
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