Soothing Lavender Tonic Recipe

Soothing Lavender Tonic Recipe

This lavender tonic has a clean and fresh fragrance of lavender buds, beloved by gardeners and herbalists. It possesses gentle astringent, antiseptic, calming, and healing qualities, making it perfect for soothing skin irritations and sunburn. It's suitable for all skin types and can be used as a facial or body toner, or as an aromatic spray on pillows, sheets, and blankets. Making this lavender tonic is a breeze, taking just thirty minutes from start to finish.

Lavender flowers

Making Lavender Tonic

First: Make Lavender Tea

Make lavender tea by boiling and pouring it over the flowers. Allow lavender to brew -- you’ll want it to steep for 20 to 30 minutes.

Second: Make Tonic

Next, make the tonic -- put witch hazel, vodka, or 70% isopropyl alcohol into your jar or bottle and add the essential oil. Then, when the lavender tea is cool, strain it into the container.

Third: Combine

Combine a lavender tea with lavender-infused witch hazel or vodka. Place the cap on and shake well to blend the ingredients.

Fourth: Enjoy

Allow cooling completely before use. It is especially lovely chilled if you use this on your face or body. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to six months. Remember to shake well before each use, and enjoy!

Bee on a lavender plant

Adapting this Recipe

This recipe is an absolute playground for your creativity! If you're feeling adventurous, why not try adding a touch of rose or citrus essential oil to the tonic? Its beautiful aroma will perfectly complement the lavender and create a true feast for the senses. Try adding a few drops of our Face Oil for a relaxing rose touch.

Yellow butterfly on lavender flowers

Lavender at Our Farm

At Chesterhaven Beach Farm, we’ve planted well over a thousand lavender plants over the last five years.

Growing lavender can be challenging, but the results are always stunning. Abundant lavender inspires us to create various infusions for food and body products. When harvesting, we cut the stems at the base as it is the most effective method.

After clipping the lavender, we dry it in a dark, air-conditioned room. Next, we carefully separate the buds from the stems by hand. To preserve their freshness, we store the lavender buds in an airtight freezer bag and freeze them for later use.

Our bountiful harvests lead us to explore innovative uses for lavender. We enjoy incorporating lavender into various products, and we have also discovered invigorating applications for lavender throughout the house and in the kitchen.

You will need the following equipment/materials:

  • Nonreactive pot (glass is best)
  • Strainer (cheesecloth and sieve or tea strainer)
  • 16 oz. jar or bottle with a sprayer (preferably PET plastic or glass)

Yields 16 ounces

Lavender is truly a magical flower that not only adds beauty to our gardens but also brings numerous benefits to our lives. From its calming effects on our skin to its delicious addition in culinary creations, this versatile herb has captured the hearts of many. And although growing lavender may require some effort and patience, its rewards are well worth it. So go ahead and add some lavender to your garden or try out one of our mouthwatering recipes with this delightful herb. Decide to make any recipes with lavender? Take a picture and share it with us on Instagram! We love seeing your photos!

Bee Inspired Lavender Tonic Tall Pin