How to Prepare Lavender Oil

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Lavender oil is one of the most famous and widely used essential oils today. Its popularity is mainly due to its multiple advantages. This essential oil is used in aromatherapy, in the production of various perfumes and also alternative therapy. It is proven to help in various health conditions including headache. This article will help you create your own fragrance of Lavender Oil with budget friendly ingredients.

This essential oil has been in use for years. It’s a natural stress reliever and can help you lead a healthy life. However, not everyone can enjoy the benefits of Essential Oils Exporter mainly because of how expensive it is. Not everyone can afford to set aside a budget and get a bottle of this oil. So, what should be done in this situation? The best option is to prepare your own lavender oil that is equally good yet least expensive.

You can easily prepare lavender oil at home because it will not require any special machine or ingredient. Things needed include:

A jar with a properly fitting lid

A glass mixing bowl

About 300ml oil (see below for more information)

Muslin

A glass bottle with a properly fitting lid

Eight tbs. of lavender flower for every steeping

Method:

Step 1: Pick the bottle of non-scented oil and put it (about 300ml) into the jar and then simply stir in the flowers. Once stirred, cover the jar and leave it in the sunny windowsill for 2 days (48 hours) making sure to shake every 12 hours.

Step 2: This step involves straining the oil. Simply lay the muslin over the bowl and use it to squeeze the oil in the bowl. You can use a spoon to press so that all the oil is filtered and is in the jar.

Step 3: Now put the oil back in the jar and once again add flowers (fresh) and repeat the first and second step until you get the right lavender oil smell.

Step 4: Once you think the oil is ready (check the smell, or just repeat the first two steps twice) put it in the bottle with the stopper and your oil is ready to use. Make sure you put it in a cool and dry place and it will be good for about 6 to 12 months.

Tips

For a better effect lavender may be mixed with other plants like peppermint but make sure you choose the combination carefully.

For a strong scent you may use witch hazel.

You can put the jar in cold water if the weather is dull and cold.

Use this simple method to prepare your own lavender oil. This may not be as good as the oil available in the market; however, it will serve it’s purpose.