Supplies Needed:

  • An old tea kettle (as large as you can get)
  • 1/4 lb. (approximately 3 to 4 cups) of dried lavender buds
  • 12-inch piece of rubber tubing
  • Large Glass jar (mason jar works)
Note: You should be able to get the rubber tubing from your local Lowe's or Home Depot. It needs to be flexible and have an opening wide enough of the liquid to escape without clogging up.

You can get an old tea kettle on eBay or at your local thrift shop.


1. Fill an old tea kettle with 1/4 lb. (3 or 4 cups) of dried lavender buds. If that is too much lavender buds for your tea kettle just use what will fit about 3/4 of the way up. The reason you want to use an old tea kettle and not a new tea kettle is that the strong lavender fragrance will linger and it won't be usable if you want to just boil water again.

2. Place one end of the rubber tubing in the spout of the tea kettle and the other end in the glass jar.

3. Fill the tea kettle the rest of the way up with water. Allow a little space at the top so it won't overflow when you heat the water.

4. Bring the water to a boil. Watch it so it doesn't overflow.

Glass Jar for distilling lavender water5. Once the water is at a boil reduce to simmer. The steam will will be caught in the glass jar.

The oil will evaporate and leave a fragrant oil and water mixture that you can then bottle and sell or use as gifts for family and friends.

Where can you get bottles?

Sunburst Bottle

Need lavender buds?

Limauge Boutique

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