Lavender was once used for all sorts of cosmetic purposes and its heady fragrance scented not only Victorian parlours, bedrooms and drawing rooms. Linen chests and cupboards were perfumed with lavender sachets and lavender shrubs were often grown near the kitchen door so newly washed clothes could be spread over them to dry. It’s the traditional Victorian fragrance, which wards off mothes from clothes.
for WHB #51.
I mixed 100 grams sugar together with 2 tablespoons (about 4 grams) of lavender blossoms…
…and filled it into a jar. Now I have to wait 1 – 2 weeks
until the sugar absorbed the flavour. You can pass the sugar through a strainer to remove the buds or leave them in when you use it to sweeten tea, to make lavender ice cream or lavender crème brulée .