Honeysuckle infused oil has an aroma similar to jasmine: heady and sweet, seductive and calming. It can be worn as a perfume, or rubbed onto skin to reduce itching and inflammation. With delicate aromatic flowers, infusing the blossoms into a carrier oil is a great way to capture the amazing scent.
Honeysuckle Infused Oil Ingredients
- 1 cup of fresh, non-wet honeysuckle flowers, organically grown free of pesticides and roadside pollution
- 2 cups of light carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond
- Crockpot, cheesecloth or coffee filter, and amber bottles
Honey Suckle Infused Oil Instructions
Combine the flowers and oil and cook on low (100-120 degrees) for 8-12 hours. Strain all plant parts from oil using cheesecloth and store in a colored sealed glass bottle. Shelf life is about six months to a year. Apply small amounts topically for aromatic pleasure. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
Note: These same instructions work for other aromatic flowers as well such as lilac, lavender, rose, and marigold!
By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT