3Tbsplavender budsrinsed (remove the buds from the stems before they flower)
tiny touch of violet gel food coloringoptional
rose simple syrup
1/2cupRose Waterfood grade, not the kind for cosmetic use
1heaping cup rose petalsrinsed (the darker your petals, the more color you will get)
To make the lavender syrup ~
In a small saucepan heat the water, sugar, and lavender until it comes to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Depending on the color of your lavender, you may or may not get a pale lavender shade to your syrup. If you want to bump up the color, add a TINY bit of gel paste food coloring. (use a toothpick)
Let cool and then strain through cheesecloth into a jar or bottle with a tight fitting lid.
Refrigerate until ready to use. It will keep for a month in the fridge.
To make rose simple syrup ~
Heat the water, rose water, sugar and rose petals in a small saucepan until it comes to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer gently for 5 minutes.
Let the liquid cool, then strain into a jar or bottle with a tight fitting lid.
Refrigerate until ready to use. It will keep for a month.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/how-to-make-homemade-lavender-and-rose-simple-syrups/ April 3, 2013