Day 1: Pick the flowers, let dry spread out on paper for 3-4 days
(or until really dry). If you use them straight from your garden
your oil will rot into a smelly mess about one times in four.
Day 4 (or whenever, if you use dried flowers): Cram as much flowers
into a glass jar as will fit. Cover with a good cold pressed oil
(olive oil is okay but it does have a strong odor) (currently I
use sesame oil, but really any cold pressed edible oil works) (why
cold pressed? You can be certain that a rancid cold pressed oil
smells rancid. You can't be certain of the rancidity of cheaper
oils.), close lid, put jar onto flat dish in sunny window (it will
Day 5: press out bubbles, add oil from dish to jar, add more oil
if needed. Day 6-8: Repeat day 5 if needed.
Week 3-4: pour flowers and oil into a cheese cloth, wring all the
oil out of the mess. Pour into bottle, put cap on tightly, label.
Keep in a dark cupboard. Depending on the age of your oil this
will keep for 2-3 years. If you make it into a salve (put 5 parts
herb oil into the top bowl of a waterbath, add water underneath,
heat gently, add 1 part beeswax, stir until melted, pour into small
jars, let cool, close lids, label) it'll keep for about 2-3 years
longer, due to the beeswax.