The essential oil that comes from the lavender plant is highly scented and is a common ingredient used in making perfumes and toilet waters.
When you are growing the plant for its oils, gather the flowers from it as soon as the flowers are faded, that's when you will get the most oils from it.
To make the essential oil itself: Soak the flower heads in a large glass bowl in olive oil, enough to cover the heads. Let it sit for 24 hours then strain through cheese cloth.
Voila, you have your own homemade lavender essential oil. This works best on a small scale of course.
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