The Q&A Archives: Lavender Oil

Question: I have several large established lavenders in my garden. I always try to recycle cuttings to create compost or cuttings. However, I thought that this spring, I might try to make some Lavender oil out of the prunings.Can the average gardener extract the oil easily and if so how?

Answer: The essential oil is extracted by distillation so it is rather impractical to do at home, unfortunately.

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