Homemade Lavender Oil





Introduction: Homemade Lavender Oil

This lavender oil smells great
You can use this in soaps and candles

Step 1: Materials


Vegetable oil


Plastic wrap


Rubber band

Step 2: Drying the Lavender

Strip down the lavender with your fingers
Place on a napkin and let it dry for two hours
Place the dried lavender in a jar

Step 3: Making the Oil

Pour oil until it reaches the top of the lavender
Place plastic wrap over and then secure with the rubber band
Store in a dry place for a week
Pour the oil over a sifter until the petals of the plant are not in the oil

Step 4: Results




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This is pretty cool since the carrier oil is already infused

If I may: Do Not use any type of vegetable based oils, they all become rancid over time, even when used occasionally or refrigerated. Use mineral oil, generic is economical and easy to find. It has no scent, does not ever become rancid to my experience. It is a good skin lubricator and easily fragranced to your preference. Mineral oil is also the thing to use to lubricate wood/bamboo chopping boards, blocks, salad bowls, etc. Using any form of vegetable oil on wood will eventually become rancid. Ever smell rancid olive oil? Not Good.

I second this. I attempted to make my own lavender oil as well for the purpose of massage and within a few weeks it had turned smelly.

Now my local supermarket doesn't carry mineral oil, however it has all the properties you need.

I didn't use olive oil. I used vegetable oil. You can also use extra Virgin.

I didn't use olive oil. I used vegetable oil. You can also use extra Virgin.

Well, my lavender plant dried out with last week's crazy heat, so i guess I'll put it to good use! Would grape seed or olive oil make for a better base than vegetable oil?

olive oil or any other non sented oil.

Very nice, however i think i'd rather use grapeseed or almond or sunflower oil since olive has a very pungent smell