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  • Making essential oil

    Hi, I’m trying my hand at making essential oils for the first time, so that I can make shampoo, body wash etc (not food)... but I’m not sure I’m doing it right! I read online that you can use glycerine instead of alcohol to extract the oil, so I’ve bought some of that. But I’m confused about the shelf life of oils made with glycerine... Do I need to add anything to the mixture? (e.g Water? A preservative?) Or is just the leaves plus the glycerine enough? I need the essential oil to last at least 6 months.

    Thank you in advance for your tips!

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    Sorry, as I've never worked with essentials. Though that's what the almighty google said:
    >A glycerite extract has a shelf life of 14-24 months, versus an alcohol extract with a shelf life of 4-6 years
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