Homemade Rose And Sweet Flower Oils

Homemade rose and sweet flower oils


Take a quantity of fresh, fragrant leaves, both the stalk and flower leaves; cord very thin layers of cotton*, and dip them in fine Florence oil**; put alternate layers of the cotton and leaves in a glass jar, or large tumbler; sprinkle a very little fine salt on each layer of the flowers; cover the jar close, and place it in a window exposed to the sun. In two weeks a fragrant oil may be squeezed out of the cotton. Rose leaves, ***mignonette, and sweet scented clover, make nice perfumes.
* Cheese cloth
**High grade olive oil
***A Victorian favorite, grown for its sweet ambrosial scent of its flowers

The Improved Housewife or Book of Receipts, 1858

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Recipe Instructions:
Source: Alice Cooke Brown. Early "American Herb Recipes", (1966)

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  • Archaic :Many early herbal remedies are culled from books in the public domain and continue to be of great interest to modern herbalists and others interested in the history and practice of botanical medicine. They are presented here for informational purposes only, and are not meant to be taken without the knowledge required to adapt them to modern herbal practices.
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