Lavender oil is one of the most popular oils used in the preparation of medicine and cosmetics due to its many beneficial properties.
Its purple color is one of the qualities that make lavender oil so special. It is also one of the natural oils widely used for relaxing massages and aromatherapy procedures.
How To Make Lavender Oil At Home?
Lavender is an aromatic and stimulating plant that helps fight colic, digestive disorders, problems of nervous origin, as well as many other diseases due to its chemical properties.
Lavender oil is available for sale at a regular or herbal pharmacy, but it is usually quite expensive.
More economical options contain a lower concentration of lavender and do not have such a pronounced effect.
That is why it’s better to prepare it yourself. This is a very simple process that does not cost so much and allows you to always have lavender oil to enjoy its maximum benefits.
- Dried Lavender Flowers;
- Olive or Sunflower Oil;
- 1 Small Glass Jar.
Easy Recipe To Make Lavender Oil
1: We need to put dried flowers and stems in the jar, in which the oil will infuse.
We take a 0.5-liter jar. Fill the flowers with vegetable oil so that they are covered completely.
Do not fill the whole jar, leave some space. When swelling, flowers will increase slightly.
2: Cover with lid and keep it in the sun for three days.
3: After 3 days, mix the contents and transfer to another bottle through a thin sieve or coffee filter.
4: Lavender oil is ready!
Remember that essential oils should never be taken orally. Before using any essential oil, it is better to test it for allergies.
For this, you need to moisten a cotton ball with oil and apply it on your forearm. If there is redness or rash, then this product does not suit you.
Essential oils contain all parts of the plant, but the best essential substances are derived from the topmost flowers of the plant.
Receive them by the method of hydro-distillation. Lavender, growing at an altitude of up to 500 m above sea level, does not produce high-quality oils.
But the plants, located at an altitude of over 600-700 meters above sea level, make it possible to obtain excellent raw materials, from which essential substances have a very complex chemical composition and very high quality.
Lavender oil Properties
- Calming (sedative effect);
- Antispasmodic and anticonvulsant;
- Migraine (improves cerebral circulation);
- Antiseptic and bactericidal;
- Wound healing (acne healing and wounds without marks and scars).
- Use lavender oil diluted or as aromatherapy.
- Not recommended for use in the diet for kids.
- Do not rub your eyes and mucous membranes with oil.
- Before using it, test for allergies. To do this, apply a drop of lavender oil on your hand to see if you have a reaction.
- Pregnant and lactating women should avoid this oil.
- Lavender essential oil and other lavender-based products are contraindicated in combination with iron and iodine preparations.