It is really easy, and cost effective to make your own infused lavender oil. I use it after a good shower, for a massage, as a hair beauty mask, as a bug repellent, for cooking or to make lip balms and salves… When the oil goes rancid, as any oil will, I polish my wood furniture with it!
Choose the oil based on what you want to do with it. Organic, cold pressed, olive oil is thicker with a stronger scent and great for a massage. Organic sweet almond oil (my favorite) is thinner with a gentle scent but doesn’t keep as long. Any oil will work; all have specific therapeutic benefits, especially when combine with lavender. Do your research to learn more about it.
Choose the dried lavender flowers based on your scent preferences; pungent like a lavendin (‘Provence’ or ‘Grosso’) or gentler like English lavender. Whatever you choose, make sure it is grown following organic methods, you don't want to baste yourself with chemicals. I prefer lavender ‘Grosso’ for a stronger aroma.
The recipe below is called the “hot method” because it uses a crock-pot, which works much faster than the “cold method”, which lets the heat of the sun do the job... in a few weeks.
You will need:
A crock-pot with different heat settings, you’ll want to use the lowest setting. Temperature should be between 100-130 F, use a thermometer if you are not sure.
A fine mesh strainer or a coffee filter (organic if possible)
A large spoon
A jar to store the infused oil (amber or blue glass is ideal)
2 cups oil of your choice