Uses things all DIYrs have around their house! SIMPLE! :D
I found this in the series Book of Knowledge
an old Children's encyclopedia with information from 1875-1919.
It is loaded with things to learn, make, do, explore, etc.
I was searching for a tutorial on how to make perfume without all the junk we use now-a-days. Well, here it is!
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cut wadding to fit into the jar.
pour olive oil over wadding (not while it is in the jar though) and let stand.
take your flowers or petals and make sure they are freshly cut and dry of any surface water.
if full flowers, cut off petals
sprinkle the bottom of the jar with salt, barely covering the bottom.
add the petals on top of that.
add wadding on top of petals. Repeat last few steps.
once your jar is quite full, put a lid (plastic lid would work best, but use what you have) on the jar.
Let it sit in the sun for a fortnight.
after the fourteen days are up, you may leave it to set longer if you wish, or you may extract the oil.
to extract the oil, you can use anything to push the wadding together and extract the oil from it. The book says a large spoon works quite well.
mine is still setting, but I cannot wait until it's done. I'll update when I take a picture of the finished product and then I'll tell you how it came out! :)