How to make homemade lavender oil
Lavender oil is one of the most used both in medicine and in cosmetics and perfumery for its multiple properties. Lavender oil can be used to treat insomnia and restless leg syndrome. Its aroma is very pleasant and is therefore also used as home fragrance or even in closets. Whether you want to have massage with lavender oil, use it to make bath bombs, or if you prefer to sue it to freshen your home, it is usually an expensive product if of good quality. So, why not make your own oil? Home products are always cheaper than industrial versions In this OneHowTo article we show you a very simple way to make homemade lavender oil so you can put it to the test and give it your preferred use.
To make homemade lavender oil you need fresh lavender flowers. If you have a bunch of lavender at home and it is past its best or even starting to rot, do not worry because these flowers can also be used. If you don't have lavender flowers at home, what are you waiting for to plant them? On OneHowTo we show you exactly how to plant lavender from seeds or cuttings.
Put all the flowers in a cup or another container and let them dry in the sun for a few hours. It is very important that the place where you leave them be dry, although with direct sunlight it should not be too hot.
To continue preparing the homemade lavender oil you will need almond oil which you can make yourself. If you do not have the ingredients to make almond oil, olive oil can also used, but keep in mind that the end result will not be as good because the scent of lavender will not be as intense.
When the lavender flowers are perfectly dry you must crush them a bit with a mortar. Do not crush them too much because they may lose their essence.
Then add the almond oil to a pot or saucepan, 3 cups of oil to 1 cup of lavender flowers. If you prefer a less intense smell, add 2 cups of oil instead of 3. If the flowers are not in a cup, try to use a container of the same size of that used to measured the almond oil.
Heat the almond oil over a low heat. When the oil is hot add the dried lavender flowers and leave the mixture on the hob for 2 or 3 hours.
Then you must strain the oil, put it in a jar with a lid and store in a dark place with no light as this can spoil it.
And ready! As you see this is a very simple way to make homemade lavender oil. With this you will not get an essential oil like those sold in perfumeries and beauty centres, since this requires a much longer and complicated process. However, the result is quite satisfactory and with it you an also make lavender soap or use it for massages or to scent your home. If you like oils, you can also look into how to make homemade coconut oil , dandelion oil and rosemary oil.
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