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Body & Soul: Lavender Water Voile

The word voile is French for veil
By Janice Cox
June/July 2009
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Makes 2 ounces 

The word voile is French for veil, and is used to describe something that is very light and delicate. When used to describe fragrance, a voile is gentle and soft, just a whisper of fragrance on your skin.You could also use a different favorite floral scent in this recipe, such as frangipani or jasmine.

• 1⁄4 cup filtered or distilled water
• 1⁄8 teaspoon castor oil
• 6  to 8 drops lavender essential oil

1. Mix together all ingredients and stir well. Pour into a clean container with a tight-fitting lid. 

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt, 2002). To contact her, visit

Click here for the original article,  Body & Soul: How to Create Floral Waters and Colognes .

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6/16/2016 1:08:00 PM
Why is castor oil needed?

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