This article is sponsored by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. Views and opinions are my own.
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of flying to Chicago to teach a workshop on how to make lavender sugar at the Millennium Art Festival as part of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day’s Rooted in Goodness Spring Tour. In fact, this was the final day of 10 week tour! Lavender just so happens to be my favorite Mrs. Meyer’s scent and one of my favorite scents of all time, so I was thrilled to spread the love.
I’ve been playing with lavender a lot this year with lavender recipes popping up all over The Rose Table. Lavender sugar is so easy to make that kids could do it too. It just takes a few minutes and would make a thoughtful gift for the lavender lover in your life.
Not sure where to get culinary lavender? Don’t panic. I get mine from Amazon. As for uses, you can swap out a jar of lavender sugar for granulated sugar in many recipes. It would be divine in chocolate chip cookies (chocolate and lavender is one of my favorite flavor combinations), shortbread cookies, sugar cookies, homemade ice cream, and cake. You could even sprinkle lavender sugar over sliced strawberries for macerated berry goodness with a hint of something special or just use it to sweeten coffee or tea! This would make a wonderful hostess gift tied with beautiful ribbon. Here’s how to make lavender sugar.
8 oz granulated sugar
1 tsp culinary lavender buds
- In a clean jar, layer granulated sugar with a bit of lavender. There should be 1 tsp lavender to 8 ounces of sugar. Close lid tightly and rock jar back and forth to incorporate.
- Let sit for at least twenty-four hours before using. Use in your favorite chocolate chip cookie, sugar cookie, shortbread cookie, ice cream, or cake recipe or use it in coffee or tea.Lavender sugar will keep for up to a year.
I had a lovely afternoon making lavender sugar with festival-goers in Chicago! The scent of fresh lavender kept wafting up every time we’d make a new jar. Attendees seemed pleasantly surprised to find out there are so many uses for culinary lavender. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the afternoon:
To celebrate their new Peony scent (now available at Target!), Mrs. Meyer’s set up the most beautiful white and pink peony flower wall behind me. Isn’t it lovely? Talk about photo booth goals.
“Smells like a garden, cleans like the dickens.”
This has been such a fun collaboration for me because I’ve used Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products for years. The thoughtfully formulated product line with plant-derived ingredientsincludes laundry detergent, hand soap, dish soap, hand lotion, and more that come in five everyday scents: lavender, lemon verbena, geranium, basil, and honeysuckle. Seasonal scents are also available throughout the year. Also, learn more about their all new Rain Water scent. For more information, visit the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day website.
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