How to Make Lavender Infused Herbal Oil

Herbal infused oils are the most used natural remedy in my household.

When I first started studying herbal medicine many long years ago… making herbal oils was the first thing that I fell in love with. I had always loved oils and lotions, but when I learned about what was in all the standard body oils I was really shocked. I couldn’t believe that thousands of chemicals were unregulated and allowed in our body care products. Even the stuff that said ‘natural’ wasn’t so natural….. I was so excited to learn that there was an easy alternative.

“Have you ever been duped by the
label? It says natural, the label itself
even has that ‘natural’ look, but then
you get home and glance at the long
list of ingredients that you can’t even

So fast forward, 25 years of making and using my own herbal oils……. of all the natural remedies that I teach about, herbal oils are hands-down the single most popular remedy that my students love to make and use the most.

Healing herbal oils are awesome, they aren’t just for when you are beginning to build your natural remedy tool kit; they are for anyone at any stage in their herbal and wellness journey.

Not talking about essential oils here, I am talking about handcrafted, made from scratch, inexpensively in your own kitchen, infused healing herbal oils.


Making your own handcrafted herbal oils is also the single best way that I know of to really get inspired to use natural ingredients to moisturize your skin and avoid the harmful, hormone disrupting, skin damaging and toxic ingredients found in body oils and body care products that wreak havoc on your hormones and your health.

Have you ever been duped by the label? It says natural, the label itself even has that ‘natural’ look, but then you get home and glance at the long list of ingredients that you can’t even pronounce…

No more detective work trying to figure out what’s in all the ‘natural’ products or even worse, what wasn’t listed on the label (there are lots of chemicals in body oils and skin care products that legally don’t have to be listed.)

Making your own luscious, healing body oils is EASY!! There are many ways to make infused herbal oils and lots of different considerations, depending on which herb you use.

Today, I am going to walk you step by step in how to make a very simple infused lavender oil. You are going to love this herbal oil; it has so many great home uses.

It’s is anti-inflammatory so it reduces itching and redness on the skin, it is antispasmodic, so it helps calm the muscles. It also has a rejuvenative and uplifting effect on the mind so I use it in the bath a lot!

Infused lavender oil is also my favorite massage oil, especially for the feet! Lavender is a vulnerary herb, which means that it increases the rate of skin healing. It is the perfect oil for healing up minor cuts, scrapes and scratches.

It’s the massage therapists dream and the Mother’s Little Helper all wrapped up in one oil.

Ready to activate the healing power of handcrafted herbal oils in your home?

Follow along with me in this video and let’s make some lavender oil!


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Hello I’m Kami, Welcome to Living Awareness!

I believe every family needs to have someone on board with a working knowledge of natural remedies if you want to take care of your family’s health for real.

When I was growing up, natural remedies was not a mainstream concept like it is now, in fact, you are going to be surprised that I never even heard the word natural remedy until I moved out of the house!

In my early 20’s I met someone by chance that told me about holistic health and herbal medicine. I wondered why nobody had talked to me about it before and had a voracious appetite to learn everything I could.

Now, 30 years later I've helped thousands of people demystify the world of herbal medicine and become empowered in using herbal self-care in their home to prevent illness, take care of common ailments and protect their health naturally.

For 20 years I've had a clinical herbal practice connecting people with plants and their wellness. I've developed and taught herbal curriculum for UCSF School of Nursing and the Integral Health Master’s Degree Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Stick with me! You’ll learn awesome herbal self-care, get inspired to be more self-sufficient in your health care and nourish a deep love for the herbs and how to use them, knowing you are doing the very best you can to care for your wellness.

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Hi Kami, Thank you so much for your lessons especially this one! I can’t wait to try it. What type of oil did you use? I am new to herbs and loving everything your teaching me!


Hi, can you use dried lavender flowers? If so do you prepare it the same way?

Marlene Rombold

I’m so excited about your web site .this my first comment .I Love this

Judy Rienzi

Hi Kami. Loved the video.Can’t wait to try this. I studied aromatherapy. And while I love aromatherapy, I ‘m finding I love herbal oils as much or even more. Can I use other oils instead of olive oil?

Judy Rienzi

Hi Kami. Loved the video and can’t wait to try this. I have studied aromatherapy and while I love essential oils, I’m finding I love herbal oils as much or more than essential oils.

Colleen Mistretta

Hi Kami…really enjoyed your video and cannot wait to try this recipe with my own lavender! What I’m wondering is, I ‘d like to use this in the soap I make…I just dont know if I can do so because of the alcohol you have in the recipe…can this be made without the alcohol? Also, where do you store this? Refrigerator? Cabinet? How long is the shelf life? Thanks so much…You’re awesome 🙂


Just wanna state, that if you have a worm composting bin, it isn’t the best idea to put oily objects in it, as it can coat the worms and cause them to die because they can’t breath through oil. Worms need to be moist, but moist with water, not oil.