How to Make Lavender Oil at Home


Hello!
Back in the summer I harvested my annual bumper crop of lavender (I don’t know whether I’ve mentioned this before but I literally love lavender). Ordinarily I dry out my lavender and make little lavender pockets, but I wanted to try something a bit different this time. So I decided to try out infusing some of my own lavender oil...and it worked out really well! 
You can use lavender oil for so many different things like making your bath smell nice, as a moisturiser for your hair and skin or even making your own soap!
There are loads of different methods for making lavender oil out there, say for example if you wanted to make from dried rather than fresh lavender. So here’s how I made my lavender oil and how you can make your own at home too.



What you’ll need...
  • Fresh lavender flowers
  • Sea salt
  • Oil (there are lots of oils you can use, I used grape seed)
  • A jar



Method
  • Use your finger and thumb to strip all the flowers off of the lavender stalks.
  • Alternately layer lavender flowers and sea salt in the jar. (The salt will soak up any moisture from the lavender flowers and stop the mixture going rancid).
  • Pour the oil into the jar slowly, keep pausing to allow the oil to get between the layers.
  • When the jar is full, seal tightly. Put the jar in a cool dark place for at least two weeks but preferably a few months.
  • Use muslin and a funnel to decant the oil into another container.

I hope you enjoy making and using your lavender oil!



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