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 2. Lavender Oil
Things you’ll need:
2-4 cups fresh lavender flowers
Carrier oil (any oil that has a pale color and mild scent. This is important because this oil should not overpower the lavender.)
How to make the oil?
Step 1: Cut the lavender into 1-inch long pieces.
Step 2: Add the lavender flowers to a glass jar. Pour enough carrier oil to cover the flowers and fill the jar leaving about 2 inches from the top.
Step 3: Seal the jar well to prevent air from getting in and keep it in a warm place for at least 48 hours. During this process of brewing, you should mix the contents occasionally.
Step 4: Place a strainer over a glass bowl and strain the oil. Discard the flowers making sure that no plant material remains in the oil. If you want the oil to be stronger, add the flowers to the jar and repeat the same process 2 or more times.
Step 5: Store the oil in a dark glass bottle, seal it well and keep it in a cool place.
The shelf-life of the oil is a year.