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 3. Lemon Oil
Things you’ll need:
1 cup oil, almond, grape seed, coconut oil
5 lemons, try to find organic
How to make the oil?
Step 1:If you can’t find organic lemons, first scrub the peels well to make sure that you remove any impurities.
Step 2: Peel the lemons paying attention that there is as little white pith as possible. The oil comes from the yellow part.
Step 3: Pour enough water in your double boiler to cover the bottom.
Step 4: When it begins to simmer, set to the lowest heat. The temperature needs to be really low. Otherwise, the oil may turn rancid as the peels will be scalded.
Step 5: Set your double boiler, add the lemon peels and pour in the oil to cover the peels completely.
Step 6: Keep on low for three hours. Make sure to check the water level and the temperature of the oil.
Step 7: After three hours, place a piece of fine cheesecloth over a glass bowl and strain the oil squeezing the cheesecloth.
Step 8: Store in a dark glass bottle, place a label and keep in a dark and cool place.