Homemade Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is something I use all the time. I’ve used it to make furniture polish, in the laundry, also on my skin.
It has relaxing properties, so adding a few drops to your bath, or on your pillow at night will help you to unwind. It’s also antibacterial and can be mixed with a carrier oil, and used over burns and cuts to help heal the skin. It can even be inhaled deeply to reduce congestion. So, when I found this information I knew I wanted to share it with you.
How to Make Homemade Lavender Oil
Things you’ll need:
Enough carrier oil to fill small glass jar … (olive oil or almond oil are good choices)
Small glass jar
Plastic cling wrap
- Run your fingers along the lavender stems and collect the flowers.
- Put collected flowers in glass jar.
- Warm carrier oil in a saucepan.
- Pour oil in glass jar covering flowers.
- Put plastic cling wrap over jar and secure with rubber band.
- Allow the oil mixture to steep for a month in a cool, dark place. During which time you’ll need to gently shake the jar once a day to allow ingredients to mix well.
- After a month, strain the mixture then pour the oil into an amber colored glass bottle with a tight fitting cap. Then use it as you like.
Hope you enjoy your homemade lavender oil.