Instructions To Make Homemade Essential Oils:
Put the oil into the jar then add the plant material and stir. Cover tightly and leave for 48 hours in a sunny windowsill, shaking every 12 hours.
Lay a piece of muslin over the bowl and strain the oils. Gather up the muslin and squeeze the material to extract as much as you can.
Put the oil back to the jar and add fresh material. Continue in a same way until you get the aroma you want.
If the weather is cold and dull you can place the jar in a saucepan of cold water. Slowly heat it until the water become just hand-hot. Keep it the temperature for 10 minutes. Remove the jar. Do this once a day.
After final straining, you can put the oil into a dark glass bottled. The shelf life for your essential oil is 6 - 12 months if kept in a dry, dark, cool place.
If you have ever been to an herb shop, you may note most of the high-end essential herbs are rather expensive. A local place I go to has a great selection of herbs —the problem is that you pay $36 and up for a few ounces!