How can I reuse or recycle chemically-scented blossom water?

orange blossom waterFollowing on last week’s waterthemed posts (in honour of World Water Day yesterday), we’ve had a related-but-different email from Meiko:

I really like the idea behind your site and I’ve been reading all your past suggestions. Here is a small question for you (maybe too irrelevant to consider).

I have a bottle of orange blossom water (to use as a flavouring in desserts and cakes) whose taste I really don’t like (tastes too much like chemicals, not like natural flavouring). But there’s a lot of it and it does smell nice, so I don’t feel like
throwing it away.

Do you have an idea of how I could use it to make something smell nice?

Nothing is too irrelevant for this site ;)

I had the same problem with some rose water a while ago but unfortunately the strong scent – whether fake or otherwise – got in the way of many of my first reuse idea – using it as a facial toner: bringing the scent closer to my nose, not wise ;)

I suspect it could be used in soap making or the like, or in a spray bottle as a quick-and-easy air freshener – the strong smell might be more palatable in those places.

Any other ideas?

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8 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle chemically-scented blossom water?”

  1. Bobbie says:

    Just add it to your laundry water and your whole wash will smell good.

  2. Lynsey says:

    Pop some with some water into your iron when you iron your clothes and they will smell nice!

  3. Nicole says:

    Maybe for your bath?

  4. Meiko says:

    Thank you for the creative suggestions! I really like the ironing idea, would never have thought about it. Sadly I don’t have a bathtub, just a shower…

    • canadianmade says:

      you caould also cut a piece of cotton fabric or even use a facecloth saturate either with your scented water toss into clothes dryer and your laundry smells wonderful.

  5. sherry says:

    If you have a garden fountain you can add it to the water or may be you can use it in the dishwasher machine..

  6. Terry says:

    I like the idea of ironing scents but be careful that the colours are not effected! I tend to use scented liquids mixed with water, in a hand pump bottle and sprayed on the carpet of the car. Usually last thing at night so you are greeted by the scent when you next use the car.

  7. mommacat says:

    Well, obviously, if my moniker is mommacat I must like cats right? Yep.
    Many people, however, do not like cats and I can’t say as how I blame them. Irresponsible pet owners that allow their unfixed felines to roam about the neighborhood willy nilly are JERKS. Did you know that cats are extremely sensitive to smells? Yep, they are. And, they particularly
    HATE the scent of Citrus (like orange) and scientists are still trying to figgure out why. This knowledge could come in handy if, say, you know someone who is sick and tired of discovering their car covered with little dusty puddy-paw-prints every morning. Or a Mrs. Feeney type who wants to keep Garfield and his friends from using the flower bed as a litter box. There are people who buy expensive weather/rot resistant pads for their patio furniture and to “fluffy” it looks just like a scratching
    post……Anything Orange scented is a natural, non-toxic, cruelty free
    cat repellant. I do not know if it also works on deer, but maybe it does.
    Do you have a need for this application? Another way you could use it is if you put it in a spray bottle and sprayed it on a window screen, or the
    curtains; with every breeze that comes thru you’d get a little bonus.

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