Spike Lavender Essential Oil – Make Your Own (DIY)

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Recipe For Essential Oil

To create Spike Lavender essential oil, you will need fresh or dried Spike Lavender flowers, a carrier oil (such as olive oil or almond oil), a glass jar with a lid, a strainer or cheesecloth, and a dark-colored glass bottle for storage. Here’s a step-by-step recipe for making Spike Lavender essential oil:

  1. Gather the ingredients: Obtain a sufficient amount of fresh or dried Spike Lavender flowers. The exact quantity will depend on how much oil you wish to make.
  2. Preparing the flowers: If using fresh flowers, make sure they are clean and free from any dirt or debris. If using dried flowers, ensure they are fully dried and free from moisture.
  3. Crushing the flowers: Place the Spike Lavender flowers in a mortar and pestle or a clean spice grinder. Gently crush the flowers to release their aromatic oils. This step helps maximize the extraction process.
  4. Preparing the carrier oil: Select your preferred carrier oil (e.g., olive oil, almond oil, or another suitable carrier oil). Pour the carrier oil into a glass jar, leaving enough room to add the crushed Spike Lavender flowers.
  5. Combining the ingredients: Add the crushed Spike Lavender flowers to the glass jar containing the carrier oil. Stir gently to ensure the flowers are well distributed in the oil.
  6. Infusion period: Seal the glass jar tightly with a lid and place it in a cool, dark location. Allow the Spike Lavender flowers to infuse in the carrier oil for at least two to four weeks. During this time, the oil will absorb the aroma and therapeutic properties of the flowers.
  7. Daily agitation: Shake or stir the jar gently once a day during the infusion period. This helps to promote the infusion process and distribute the essential oils within the carrier oil.
  8. Straining the oil: After the infusion period, strain the oil to separate the carrier oil from the flowers. Use a fine-mesh strainer or a cheesecloth to filter out the solid particles. Squeeze the cheesecloth or press the flowers gently to extract any remaining oil.
  9. Storage: Transfer the strained Spike Lavender essential oil into a dark-colored glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Dark glass helps protect the oil from light degradation. Label the bottle with the name and date.
  10. Final storage: Store the Spike Lavender essential oil in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. This will help preserve its aroma and properties.

Note: Spike Lavender essential oil can also be obtained through steam distillation or extraction methods. However, the above recipe describes an infusion method suitable for making homemade essential oil without complex equipment.

Please keep in mind that essential oils are highly concentrated substances and should be used with caution. Always perform a patch test on a small area of skin before using the oil topically, and consult with a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare professional for proper usage guidelines.

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