Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Homemade Hyacinth Water
This year I added some daffodil flower leaves. I make this with 2/3 water and 1/4 alcohol(grain alcohol or rubbing), and stuff the bottle with hyacinth blossoms. Store in a dark place for two weeks, discard the blossoms, and you'll have some lovely scented water. It helps to shake occasionally while the scent is being extracted.
I've tried witch hazel and rubbing alcohol in lieu of vodka or grain alcohol; however, the scent is overpowering. I might try again using just a few drops of rubbing alcohol or witch hazel.