Homemade Sakura (Blossom) Oil

Updated: Oct 4


So after my massive Blossom hoard today I felt inspired by a post I saw from Amy @the_enchanted_mother, making an oil from Dandelions and decided to make some blossom scented oil.

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Cherry Blossom Oil is well known for being rich in Anti-Oxidants and has soothing properties to promote healthy soft skin. The oil traditionally known as Sakura oil (from the Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree) has the most wonderful scent.

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Now I have only ever made a rose oil and lavender before which has a naturally stronger smell than this has now so I am following the same process and seeing how it turns out...

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1 🌸 Collect petals, morning time is better when the oils in the flower are at their highest. Put them in a plastic food bag and lightly bruise with a rolling pin.

2. 🌸Add them all to a jar of Olive Oil, the oil is a carrier oil, I used a small glass yoghurt pot as I don’t have too many petals so will make a smaller quantity. You can also use almond oil which adds a lovely scent of its own.

3🌸 Leave on a sunny windowsill for a few days, after a few days strain the oil through a cheesecloth or piece of Muslin, discard the petals, out the oil back into the original then repeat the process from step 1 with more petals.

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Repeat the process 4 times (or more) until the desired scent is reached.

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Have a go yourself with something from your garden. Another great one for cooking is herb infused oils. Herb infused oils are also great for muscle rubs and relaxants. I’ll put a blog post up ready for its spring cleaned debut soon!

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