Lemon oil comes from lemon peel. It is used in medicine, household products and as a fragrance and flavoring. Manufacturers extract lemon oil typically use a cold pressed method, which involves a machine that literally delivers pressurized oil lemon peels. About 100 lemons are needed for almost an ounce of oil.
Nevertheless, there is another way to make lemon oil consisting imbue in another oil, such as olive.
What you need:
- a lemon
- a peeler
- A glass jar and lid
- Olive oil
Using citrus peeler, remove thin strips of lemon cáscaraexterior. Fill a small glass jar with lemon zest. Pour olive oil over the zest and place lid tight jar.
Lemon zest should be completely covered with oil. Place the jar in a window that gives you the sun and let sit for several weeks. Shake once or twice per day to mix ingredients. Strain the lemon zest and throw. Add oil into a clean jar.