Infused Oil How-To
Photography: Gabriela Herman
Source: Martha Stewart
1/2 cup dried lavender (or any dried botanical)
2 2-cup bottles or jars with lids
2 cups safflower oil
Place dried lavender in 1 bottle. Pour in oil, stopping just shy of top (to allow for expansion of lavender as it rehydrates). Stir with chopstick. Secure lid on bottle and leave in a warm, well-lit spot for 6 weeks, shaking bottle periodically.
When ready to use, place cheesecloth over mouth of bottle. Strain out lavender, then pour oil into second bottle.