Homemade Natural Remedies: 80 Organic Beauty Recipes On A Budget For A Healthy Life - Lora Brenner (2016)
Book 1. Essential Oils: 20+ Recipes For Your Body And Soul. Look Relaxed And Well-Groomed
Chapter 1. Rose Geranium Oil
Things you'll need:
Geranium flowers, stems, and leaves
Almond, jojoba or light olive oil
How to make the oil?
Step 1: Cut the geranium flowers, stems, and leaves and fill the jar so that it is half or one-third full. Leaves contain the most oil, so you should include lots of these.
Step 2:Use a wooden spoon to gently stir the geranium flowers, leaves, and stems. This serves to release the oils. Make sure that you don’t press and crush the contents of the jar.
Step 3: Pour the unscented jojoba oil over the geraniums. You will need as much oil as to cover the geraniums completely.
Step 4: Close the jar and make sure to seal it tightly so as to prevent the air from getting in.
Step 5: Place the jar somewhere outdoors in the sun and leave it there for at least 48 hours. You should give the jar a gentle shake every few hours.
Step 6: Set a funnel over a glass or cup. Place fine cheesecloth over the funnel and pour the oil through it.
Step 7: If you want the oil to be stronger, do not discard the flowers, stems, and leaves but put them back to the strained oil and keep for additional 2 days.
Step 8: When you strain your oil, you should pay attention that there is no any geranium matter in the oil. Otherwise, this matter may decompose and ruin the oil. So, strain the oil several times.
Step 9: Store the oil in a tinted glass bottle. Use a tight-fitting stopper to close the bottle.
Step 10: Place a label on the bottle and write the ingredients as well as the date you made the oil. This is important because the shelf-life of this oil is 6 months.