Gardenia Fragrance Oil Benefits
Gardenia essential oil use is in remedy for the following conditions:
- Bladder infections
- Blood clotting
- Cooling the blood
- Menopausal imbalances
- Reducing swelling
- Reducing tumors
How to Make Gardenia Essential Oil
- Get your freshly harvested gardenia fragrance flowers and remove any damaged parts such as withered petals and other brown and green parts of it. Make sure you have chosen gardenia flowers that are either at the peak of blooming or just before that.
- With a clean spatula, make an even 1/8 to 1/4inch layer of vegetable fat on your glass plate. Over this layer of fat, spread one layer of the petals you picked earlier.
- With a clean plastic wrap, cover this plate and ensure that it is airtight. Have this stored in a cool, dark, and dry place for a couple of days.
- Your gardenia petals will normally turn into a bright yellow color after around two days. When it does, you will need to carefully remove the plastic wrap and slowly get the gardenia petals.
- Then scrape off the fat from the plate and put them in clean jars. To keep the fat from sticking altogether in the jar, you may alternate putting them with vodka or grain alcohol. Be sure however that your fat will be completely covered in alcohol at the end of this process.
- Put the lid on the jar and have it sealed airtight. Have this stored in a cool, dark, and dry place for as long as 4 months if refrigerated or just around 3 months if not refrigerated. Shake the jar every few days.
- When you are satisfied that the gardenia scent has fully saturated the liquid, you can strait it with the use of coffee filter or cheesecloth. Pour the content into airtight bottles and they will be ready for use.