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๐ŸŒธ lovely lilac-infusion recipes ๐ŸŒธ

You guys!!!! I think we can all agree that lilacs smell divine, amirite? I mean, seriously! This is the time of year I always want to go super slow so I can soak it all in…the lilacs bloom, the bugs arenโ€™t biting yet, and each day brings more reminders that spring has SPRUNG.

I just love to pick bunches of lilacs and stick them in vases all around my house. Then for days on end, I get to bask in fragrant and yummy aromas. And when the day comes that the lilac bushes stop blooming, it always seems like it wasnโ€™t long enough.

So this year Iโ€™m going to try and encapsulate some of that awesomeness by making some LILAC INFUSIONS. I decided to make an oil that I will use in some of my tinc salves, and a toner that I will keep for myself to use in my own skin routine (because LILAC TONER!).

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LILAC-INFUSED TINC OIL

Pack an 8 oz. mason jar two-thirds with dried lilacs (gently crush to help the plantโ€™s oils to be released) and fill to the top with sweet almond oil (or another carrier oil of your choice, such as grapeseed or sunflower).

Put in a warm location and let sit for 2-3 weeks before straining out. Keep your jar in a dark place (avoiding sunlight will help to preserve your oil). Enjoy!

LILAC-INFUSED TINC TONER

Pack an 8 oz. mason jar two-thirds with dried lilacs (gently crush to help the plantโ€™s oils to be released) and fill to the top with witch hazel. Choose an organic witch hazel with a low alcohol content. This will ensure that it doesnโ€™t have other ingredients and that it isnโ€™t too drying. Plus, the little bit of alcohol works as a preservative.

Cover jar and let it sit for 2 weeks, occasionally giving the jar a gentle shake. After two weeks, strain into a glass bottle or jar.

Because of the alcohol, it isnโ€™t necessary to refrigerate. However, a nice cold toner can be especially refreshing on a hot day! Enjoy ๐ŸŒธ

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