Lilac essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the dried leaves and the fruit of the lilac tree. The tree is native to Persia and Eastern Europe, but grows well in the United States as well.
Lilac essential oil properties
The therapeutic properties of the essential oil depend chiefly on its constituents. Lilac exerts several healing properties such as: febrifuge, sedative, tonic and anti-septic.
Lilac essential oil does not produce any adverse side effects, however, as with most essential oils; it should be avoided by pregnant women and children. Always blend the oil with carrier oil before using and test a patch of the skin before applying all over.
How to make lilac essential oil?
- Harvest a bunch of lilac flowers.
- Place a cheese cloth in a bowl. Place the lilac blossoms in the bowl. Add to them two cups of water. Ensure that the lilacs are fully submerged in water.
- Cover the bowl. Keep it overnight.
- The next day, draw the edges of the cheesecloth together; and twist the cloth in to a packet, with the flowers in the middle. Tie with a string.
- Transfer the lilac water in to a vessel and let it boil. The sachet should also be placed in the simmering water. Let it boil for 1 hour. Allow to cool.
- Pour into a bottle.
- Put in 5 drops of glycerin. Shake well.
Benefits Of Lilac oil
- Reduces fever and is even used in malaria treatment
- Helps soothe an anxious and agitated mind
- Fights parasitic intestinal worms.
- Lilac essential oil works well for most skin ailments, like, sunburns, rashes and minor cuts or abrasions.