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How to Make Lilac Infused Oil and Ways to Use It

Lilac contains natural astringent properties making it perfect to soothe skin problems!

As an astringent, lilac is helpful in tightening and toning skin which not only makes your skin look healthy and glowing, but it helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, too!

In addition to being a natural astringent, lilac also contains anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, which are hugely beneficial for soothing acne, minor wounds, cuts, scrapes and rashes. It’s also great for sunburn and minor cooking burns, too!

On top of all that, lilac is said to have anti-anxiety and relaxant qualities, as well!

Homemade Lilac Oil - Food Life Design

After it sits, the color of the lilac dissipates and the leaves look more translucent than purple.

Please note: I am not a doctor and I am not claiming to treat, cure or otherwise heal anything using this Lilac Oil. I’m simply sharing my recipe, along with the research I have found pertaining to the health benefits of the lilac. The use of any herbal remedy could cause allergies and/or interactions with your medications. Please check with a medical professional before trying any herbal remedy.

So, have I convinced you to make some Lilac Infused Oil, yet?


Let’s get started…

How to Make Your Own Lilac Oil

Head outside and pick a whole bunch of lilac flowers. For this recipe, you’ll need about 1 pint or 2 cups of flowers.

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Don’t have any lilacs in your yard? Buy some dried flowers online instead!

Choose your carrier oil. The best options for infused oils that will be used on the skin are extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, grape seed oil or apricot kernel oil.

I chose to use extra virgin olive oil for this lilac flower infusion because, well, that’s what I had on hand. But, you can use any of the oils listed here and they each have their own medicinal qualities.

Remove the stems and leaves from your flowers.

Fill a pint jar with lilac flowers.

Pour oil into the jar and fill to cover the flowers.

Place the lid on the jar and set your lilac flower infused oil in a warm, sunny place to “brew” for 2 to 4 weeks.

Strain the flowers from the jar, reserving the oil to use later.

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Ways to Use Lilac Infused Oil

As Is – Just use the lilac oil as it is to rub on dry skin, acne prone areas, scratches, cuts or simple wounds. You can also use the oil in place of traditional face cream!

Make a Salve – Follow the steps in my Dandelion Salve recipe to make a Lilac infused Salve instead!

Create Your Own Lotion with this simple recipe from Mind Body Green.

Here’s the recipe:

How to Make Lilac Infused Oil

Homemade Lilac Oil - Food Life Design


  • Lilac flowers
  • Oil (extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, grape seed oil or almond kernel oil)


  1. Remove leaves and stems from flowers.
  2. Place flowers into a pint jar.
  3. Fill jar with oil to cover flowers.
  4. Cover with a lid and set in a sunny, warm location for 2 to 4 weeks.
  5. Strain flowers, reserving oil for later use.

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Have an Awesome Day!


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