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Lavender Water

Lavender Water. By the distillation of the lavender flowers with water, a volatile oil known as oil of lavender is obtained, from which the lavender water is formed by dissolving it in spirits with the addition of rose-water or other perfume, and subsequent distillation. If the lavender flowers be distilled at once with spirits instead of with water, spirits of lavender are obtained consisting essentially of the oil dissolved in the alcoholic liquid.