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Lavender Infused Olive Oil Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Debbie McGhie

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Dried Lavender Buds
Olive Oil

Directions:
Directions:
Lavender infused oil is not the same as lavender essential oil. This recipe for lavender lotion bars uses both lavender infused oil and lavender essential oil. They bring different benefits to the lotion bar recipe.

Lavender essential oil is the concentrated fragrance and volatile oils from the lavender shrub. The essential oil is antimicrobial, antifungal, relaxing, and mood enhancing. Lavender dried flowers are analgesic, anti-inflammatory, nervine, and increases blood flow to the skin, relieving pain and promoting healing. When both herbs and essential oils are used together in skin care preparations the benefits are increased.

To make lavender infused oil, fill a pint jar half full of dried lavender blossoms. Cover the lavender blossoms in the jar completely with olive oil. Cap tightly and shake. Add more olive oil, if necessary to keep the blossoms covered. Shake daily for two weeks.

After two weeks, strain through a muslin bag or fine tea strainer, retaining the oil. Press the blossoms to capture most of the oil. Discard the spent blossoms. They can be composted.

Your oil is ready for use in this lotion bar recipe.

 

 

 

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