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lavender sachets and simple syrup

These were so easy that I’ve gathered them in one post for you last-minute givers out there (you know who you are)!

avender sachets and simple syrup

A scented sachet is – just like the salt scrub and shower melts – a “little luxury”. There’s just something so lovely about the idea of opening a drawer or closet and being greeted with a heavenly scent. And this could literally not be easier to execute.

avender sachets and simple syrup

All you need – aside from your lavender, of course – are some simple drawstring bags. I loved these muslin ones that I got at the craft store, but you could use burlap, organza, or – if you’re SUPER crafty – sew your own!

These bags are 3″ x 4″ and each held 5 – 6 tablespoons of lavender flowers.

And the simple syrup? If you can boil water, you can make simple syrup. And if you’ve never tried it before you’re in for a treat. Because it is a sweetener in liquid form it dissolves perfectly in beverages such as iced tea and lemonade, with no graininess. This lavender-honey version can also be used in cocktails, brushed on cake layers prior to frosting, or to candy fruits.

avender sachets and simple syrup

avender sachets and simple syrup

Poured into a pretty bottle and tied with a ribbon, this makes a “sweet” and unique gift!

Lavender-Honey Simple Syrup
adapted from Evermine

1 cup honey
1 cup water
1/2 cup natural cane sugar (can substitute with granulated sugar)
2 tablespoons dried lavender

Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil for 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, strain and discard the lavender and refrigerate.

(print this recipe)


This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver
http://sherisilver.com/2017/05/11/lavender-sachets-and-simple-syrup/

avender sachets and simple syrup

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