June is National Lavender Month! Lavender Scented Orange Spa Water
Did you know that June is National Lavender Month? Besides being a great skincare ingredient, it is also used in the culinary world to help add a unique flavor to salads, entrees, desserts, and drinks.
We wanted to celebrate this fragrant herb by sharing the Lavender Scented Orange Spa Water from the pages of our Spa Water Recipe Book, A Guide to Creating World Class Spa Water at Home, which was graciously provided by Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Arizona and created by Executive Sous Chef Donald Lockhart.
You will find that this beverage complements many dishes and is perfect to sip and savor on a hot summer day.
Lavender Scented Orange Spa Water
- 4 Sprigs Organic Lavender
- 4 Oranges, Zested (color part only)
- 4 Tsp. Agave nectar or Honey
- 2 Qts. Water
- In a large pot, combine lavender, orange zest from two oranges, sugar and water. Heat to a boil.
- Remove from stove to cool. Strain before serving. Pour cooled water in beverage server; add sliced
oranges and fresh lavender sprigs.
Spa Water Recipe Tip: When making our recipes, it is a good idea to use organic ingredients since they may offer up to 50 percent more nutrients than non-organic products.
Health Note: Lavender relieves tension and stress naturally, while promoting relaxation. Oranges refresh the senses and provided the body with a burst of Vitamin C that fortifies the Immune System and helps to preserve the health and balance of the skin.
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