Lavender Infused Oil

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Lavender infused oil

Using  Hot Oil Infusion method

There are two methods of infusion; hot oil or cold oil infusion. Hot oil infusion takes less time but uses electricity or gas. Cold oil infusion only uses the sun but can take a few weeks to be ready. Generally I’ve found fresh flowers or herbs work better in a hot oil infusion and dried flowers or herbs work better in a cold oil infusion. I believe this is because the moisture in the fresh flowers can add bacteria into the cold oil and make the oil go bad. As the hot oil infusion happens so quickly this doesn’t happen.

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1 part fresh Lavender

2 parts Carrier oil- I used sweet almond oil

Add your lavender into an oven proof pan and add the oil. Put your oven on the lowest heat possible.  I used 100 degrees although do it on 50 degrees if you can. Simmer for 4-8 hours.

As soon as you can, strain the lavender oil through a clean muslin and pour into sterilsed bottles.

Top Tip: I use quite small bottles as I use this oil in small quantities. if you bottle it in big bottles then DSC03087each time you open the oil to use it you will be introducing bacteria into the oil.

Uses

The uses are endless, they are just a few ideas:

As an ingredient in face creams, lip balm, ointments and other healing products

DSC03156Massage oil for baby or you

Bath oil- chuck it straight in

 

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