HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE LAVENDER OIL

by | 2018 | Coconut, Food, Lavender, The Lills

Lavender has long been used for the delightful aroma it puts off and for the healing benefits it provides. For instance, lavender oil reduces tension, cleanses the skin, relieves pain and helps soothe the respiratory system. Just breathing in the smell, loosens up our muscles, calms our nerves and calms our minds.

When a friend gifted us with some lavender from his garden, we decided to use it to make our very own lavender oil. It turned out to be an amazing addition to our daily life and we much prefer the homemade (2 ingredient) version, compared to store-bought products that contain harmful chemicals. Plus, the homemade oil is so easy to make and it lasts over a month!

How To Make Homemade Lavender Essential Oil | The Lills

How To Make Homemade Lavender Oil:

  • Cut stalks that have finished flowering from a healthy lavender plant
  • Pull off the dried pods and compost or trash the debris
  • Put 1/4 cup of lavender pods into an 8 oz glass jar (with a lid)
  • Pour 4-5 oz of melted coconut oil over the pods
  • Stir the lavender pods well into the coconut oil (some pods will sink, others will float)
  • Close the lid and let it sit by a window or a place where it can stay warm and in a liquid state for 7 days (it is okay if it becomes solid overnight)
  • Gently rotate the jar occasionally, to lightly stir the pods
  • After 7 days, sieve the oil at least 4 times with a fine mesh, to keep out any debris
  • Once the oil looks clear and has no debris, pour it into a clean 8 oz mason jar (with a lid)
  • Keep sealed and let solidify at room temperature
  • We like to use it to moisturize our hands and bodies, we like to add baking soda and use it as a deodorant and we love to open it up, just to take in the soothing smell

Note: Store the oil in a glass container with a lid. The oil will lose some potency and therapeutic benefits over time, but it can last over a month. Lavender oil will put off a displeasing aroma when it has gone bad, so don’t apply it to skin if you smell something funky.

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