Homemade infused Lavender oil has to be the most versatile oils you can have around the home. If you make it a lightly infused oil using good quality food grade lavender then you can use it in a multitude of ways from salad dressing to bathing, skin care to marinades.
How to make homemade lavender oil
Use 1 cup of fresh lavender (or half a cup dried, always half your measure of any herb when using dried as the essential oils are more concentrated after the drying process) to 2 cups of light non flavoured oil. I used a light olive oil. Steer clear of any of the extra virgin stuff as it has way too strong a flavour and aroma for this job.
Heat the oil and lavender in a pan for 20 minutes at a simmer and then remove from heat. Cover the pan and leave it overnight.
Strain off the oil next morning into a bottle.
Use as a skin food with cotton pad on cleansed face, it will help moisturise dry flaky skin.
Massage the oil all over as a body balm after a bath.
Massage into damp hair and wrap in towel for 30 minutes prior to washing for a deep conditioning shine.
Mix with a handful of rough salt for an invigorating body scrub.
Brush over chicken breasts before roasting or grilling.
Use as a marinade for fish.
Chill out and enjoy lavender.