What you Need
1 C. Granulated Sugar (Raw Sugar or Coconut Palm Sugar substitute)
1 or 2 sprigs fresh Lavender(no moisture)
1 Vanilla Bean
Mason Jar (large enough to hold one cup)
Jar Funnel (optional)
Use Clean, Dry, sterilized jars. Cut the lavender fresh from the plant. Allow to air dry if moistened from dew, rain or snow. Fill the jar 1/2 way with sugar or sugar substitute. Place the sprig of Lavender and one vanilla bean on top of the sugar, then cover with remaining sugar. Place the lid on the jar, label and set aside in the pantry for at least 2 weeks to allow the Vanilla and Lavender fragrance to blend with the sugar. You can remove the sprig and vanilla bean if you choose or leave it in the jar of sugar and top off with sugar as you use the flavored sugar.
Do not discard the Lavender sprig or vanilla bean, strip the leaves of the lavender and place in a jar to use in cooking or fragrant crafts. The vanilla bean can be used to make your own Vanilla Extract or used in other projects or used for plain vanilla sugar.
Uses: Culinary. Use as you would any sugar, to flavor baked goods, top hot cereal and fruit, to sweeten tea, or any way you would use other sweetener.
Uses: Non-Culinary: Use 2 or 3 Tablespoons in hot foot or bath water for a soothing soak or add a few drops of water and use as a body wash for exfoliating. Rinse well after use. Lavender is known for boosting the mood and relieving anxiety.
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