How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup

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How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup

Have you ever tried lavender in your coffee?! AMAZING!

I would not have thought that lavender would pair well with the rich earthy flavors of coffee, but it does.

Just imagine the sun is rising, you are sitting in a rocking chair on a beautiful porch overlooking the serene beauty of the forest. You’re sipping on a lovely cup of goodness that brings into your soul all the wonderful feelings of joy and joyness. Add into that mix the delicious floral aromas of lavender. Calm, sweet, heavenly lavender.

Now, before I lose my non-coffee drinkers, this isn’t just about the coffee. You too can enjoy the delicious taste and flavor of lavender in a variety of ways. Keep on reading!

You might say I have a thing for lavender. I rarely go to sleep without rubbing a bit of lavender essential oil on my wrists before bed. I love using lavender in my homemade soap and body oil. The soothing scent combined with the sweet aroma lifts and calms me.

I honestly didn’t care for lavender before I discovered the essential oil and the dried flowers. Most commercial uses of lavender always had an off scent to them that I couldn’t place. Now I’m assuming it was the artificial aspect of lavender scented things. They tried, but you just can’t beat the real thing.

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Back to the subject at hand, lavender simple syrup is a treat. It uses refined sugar, which I know is not a real food item, therefore, I really only use this recipe for special occasions. (Or on occasion because I made this batch up for the sole purpose to enjoy it and share with you.)

Lavender simple syrup is of course delicious in coffee. Just add a dash of milk and there you go. Sweet, floral, and yummy. But it also tastes amazing in lemonade, orange juice, tea, and steamed milk. I’m thinking of trying a bit of it in some oatmeal with a little cream!

You could definitely come up with some delicious ways to use lavender simple syrup. The key thing to remember is you only need a little bit. You might be surprised at the amount of flavor it adds.

Lavender Simple Syrup

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat ingredients in a small saucepan on high until boiling. Reduce heat and let simmer about two minutes. Let cool. Pour into an airtight jar or container. (These work really well.) Store up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
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Have you tried lavender in your coffee?

 


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Lavender Love

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Sleep has always been an issue for me. I’ve never been a good sleeper. There’s always too much going on in my mind. Or I’m itchy. Or someone is snoring. Or I’m overtired. Or I’m just not wanting to sleep but I know I need to. I struggled for years trying to just get a good night sleep. Changes in diet have made some difference for that, but the best thing I have found is Lavender essential oil.

I simply rub a drop on each foot. And on my wrists because the floral scent is soothing and I like to smell it as I fall asleep.  One of Lavender’s most common uses is to calm and relax. I have found it to be a true lifesaver in that area.

The calming properties of Lavender are also great for cuts and scrapes. If I get tangled up in some bushes and get scraped I will rub some Lavender on it and it will heal quickly and take away the sting. It is also useful for bug bites. When the bugs get through my defenses or I forget to put on my DIY Bug Repellent, the Lavender will soothe the itchiness almost immediately.

Lavender has been used since ancient times for bathing, perfume, mummification, and cooking. The Egyptians and Romans are especially particular to it.  I’ve never used it for mummification or cooking, but I’d like to experiment with the latter. Apparently you can get some good flavors when added to citrusy dishes or desserts.

I use Lavender in all sorts of things around my house. For example, baby wipe solution, lotion bars, face wash, household cleaner, and even to calm a cranky baby. It’s my number one oil I go for when something is amiss. If something is out of order, a little calming Lavender oil will do the trick!

Have you used Lavender essential oil?


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