Lavender oil with lavender plants on a wooden tray with white background
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How to Make Lavender Oil: Easy Recipe

Lavender oil has a sweet fragrance and is used for many things such as relieving injured and itchy skin, inducing sleep and creating a pleasant massage oil. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could make it in the comforts of your home? Let's take a look at the step by step process of making Lavender oil below. 
Servings: 1 bottle
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • fresh lavender sprigs
  • almond oil/olive oil/ safflower oil as per your preference
  • 1 vitamin E capsule (optional)

Instructions

  • To make lavender oil, begin by cutting fresh lavender sprigs, as you can use fresh stems, leaves, and flowers in your oil infusion.
    Lavender oil with lavender plants on a wooden tray with white background
  • Hang the lavender sprigs upside down and allow them to dry for 1-2 weeks.
  • Once the lavender is dry, crush the plant parts and add it to a glass jar.
  • Pour a plant oil, such as safflower oil or olive oil into the jar, leaving 1-2 inches at the top.
  • Set the jar in a sunny spot, making sure it is tightly sealed.
  • Leave the jar to sit and soak for 3-4 weeks.
  • You can add vitamin E at the end of the infusion to increase the shelf life of the oil. This step is recommended if you don't have a cool, dark place to store the oil. 
  • Strain the plant parts from the oil.
  • Store the lavender essential oil in a dark bottle, and keep it away from direct sunlight and sources of heat.
    Lavender essential oil drop bottle with a blurred background

Notes

Remember, only a few drops are typically enough to achieve a powerful scent and deliver the lavender essential oil's powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.